Another significant and important change was made to the countershaft unit - the 2-step motor-to-countershaft belt and pulleys were changed to a Poly-V type giving much smoother running on top speed a feature often lacking on earlier models and extended belt life. It deals with the use of the lathe and the many items of equipment that have been provided for it. When I was getting ready to return to Arizona, I decided to buy a Myford Super 7 and ship it home I had saved just enough to buy the lathe, some ac- cessories and pay for the shipping charges. The book runs through the basics of a Myford lathe and then tells you about installing and levelling it. I had a MiniKop that was a lathe with a tracer that could copy any template.
It might be that the headstock bearings were also improved with the use of bronze instead of white metal - a solution for higher speeds that was offered in later years by Myford as a replacement assembly. This machine is a non-power cross feed Super 7 but supplied less the clutch unit. I do the same tapping holes with the tap held in the tailstock. Milling, shaping, planing and line boring are among the op- erations that are easy to perform with this type of cross slide. There's information on the type of belts needed for Myford lathes. Google says everything has a value and boy do they now make you pay for it.
The machine was designed to utilise the basic Super 7 and rationalise production around a single design. Now sixty years have passed,lathes are dime a dozen,whole machine shop is nothing special. You only need to remove the spin- dle if you are going to inspect it or measure for wear. You can also get damn near every accessory ever invented for a lathe for them too, but again the prices can be nuts for thoes too and people seam to collect them. Well written, easy to read and definitely worth buying unless you are already an expert lathe user.
K107657, the existing carriage was converted from the narrow guide to the wide guide principle. Motorcycle friend of mine from up in Canada currently living in Maine sent me a note saying he had just bought a Myford Super 7 lathe. I bought my first Myford Super 7 as a schoolboy enthusiast 30 years ago. Otherwise, slide it sideways until the end of the spindle is flush with the driving pulley. This was the first time that Myford had offered a lathe direct to the public.
Drawings are given for a back toolpost together with accessories. Catalogs, manuals and any other literature that is available on this site is made available for a historical record only. The shops are minimally used now, mainly for maintaining some of their historical racing cars, and are basically as they were in the '60s-'70s heyday of the company, when founder Colin Chapman was still running the show. General turning, drilling and boring are covered as well as threading and screwcutting. Ian Bradley's classic guide to using Myford 7 series metalworking lathes in the home workshop was first published in 1973. A spindle, supported in a taper bronze front bearing and a pair of angular contact ball races at the rear, which for its size gives outstanding performance. This book is intended to be a workshop companion rather than simply a work of reference.
The re-design was necessary to accommodate the power cross feed apron on the Super 7 lathe. The number can be found stamped at the tailstock-end of the bed, on the rear vertical shear. The secret to long belt life is to keep the tension off the belt when not in use. I would like to hear any tips or info to check for from all you users that have had these machines. It provides a good overview of the different operations that can be undertaken on the lathe and the different ways to achieve them.
He was always beside his wife Gilberte Gabrielli , who took charge of the organizational and accounting side of the business. This may be already to hand for Super 7 owners but I came across a download for the operating manual which may be useful to some. Thanks for posting the link to the S7 manual. Super 7s of all years are well finished, but these early models appear to have enjoyed especially fine detailing - and to have been very carefully painted. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.