What did you do to your non-G body project today

joesregalproject

joesregalproject

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Well it took a lot of heating and hammering and PB Blaster, but I have the vise completely apart. It actually wasn't quite as difficult as I thought it would be but I was completely covered in grease and dirt when I was done lol.

The only casualty was the lock for the base swivel. I'm gonna have to find one or otherwise make one. But all in all not too bad. The base swivel came out pretty easy once I got the bottom nut off. The jaw swivel wasn't as easy. I first had to get the tapered pin out which I eventually did with a c-clamp and some sockets, basically made a mini ball joint press to get it out. Then it took a lot of hammering to get the jaw to move and eventually to separate. There were some specks of mint-ish green paint inside, that appears to be the original color. Not sure if I'm gonna replicate that or do something else yet. There are a bunch of letters and markings stamped into the parts, I'll try to get some pictures of them later.

Next I've got to strip the paint off and degrease the whole thing. I may or may not do some type of chemical de-rusting, not sure yet. Winkernod, I've done electrolysis before with good results, but my new battery charger won't work with it. Its a "smart" charger and thinks there is a short. I might try to take it to work and bead blast it, but the narcs have been cracking down on personal projects at work lately. It would be great if I had access to a lathe and a mill to reproduce some of these pieces but I don't. Maybe my machinist would be willing to make some of these pieces for me?

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You can see some of the greenish paint at the edges here-
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Base swivel-
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Tapered Pin for the jaw swivel-
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Lock for the base swivel-
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Female threads-
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DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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Those old vises are awesome. I was given one about that vintage a couple years ago. I didn't restore it but did take it all apart to clean and lube everything.
They truly don't make em like that anymore.
 
joesregalproject

joesregalproject

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Those old vises are awesome. I was given one about that vintage a couple years ago. I didn't restore it but did take it all apart to clean and lube everything.
They truly don't make em like that anymore.
They really did build them to last. It's 70 years old at least, gets beaten on regularly and takes it better than a brand new one would.

I bet Bob would hook you up, especially when he saw the project.
I'm hoping he will. I'll ask him when I pick up the engine this week :cool:
 
joesregalproject

joesregalproject

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So today I took the plunge and bought a gallon of Evapo-Rust. Neat stuff. It was $26 and change but it seems to be working pretty well. One gallon isn't a lot but I have the swivel jaw as well as all the small pieces soaking in it, plus some small pieces for my engine. Tomorrow I'll see if I can get the base submerged in it. Also that greenish color that I suspected may be original almost certainly is. I keep finding more and more of it and a Google search turned up this-
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Parker bought out Prentiss-
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with all that food you eat you need to pedal that bike to burn it off......:cool:
Don't eat it all in one sitting lol this week I'll make turkey soup and some chowder
So today I took the plunge and bought a gallon of Evapo-Rust. Neat stuff. It was $26 and change but it seems to be working pretty well. One gallon isn't a lot but I have the swivel jaw as well as all the small pieces soaking in it, plus some small pieces for my engine. Tomorrow I'll see if I can get the base submerged in it. Also that greenish color that I suspected may be original almost certainly is. I keep finding more and more of it and a Google search turned up this-
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Parker bought out Prentiss-
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I gotta look and see if I can read anything on that one I picked up. It's just so rusty
 
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DRIVEN

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So today I took the plunge and bought a gallon of Evapo-Rust. Neat stuff. It was $26 and change but it seems to be working pretty well. One gallon isn't a lot but I have the swivel jaw as well as all the small pieces soaking in it, plus some small pieces for my engine. Tomorrow I'll see if I can get the base submerged in it. Also that greenish color that I suspected may be original almost certainly is. I keep finding more and more of it and a Google search turned up this-
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Parker bought out Prentiss-
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Just think of all the high school auto shops that had vises like those that probably found their way into the scrap pile when programs were discontinued.
 
ssn696

ssn696

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Good luck finding spare parts for an American vise...
 
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