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Ed Horan

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    Orange County, N.Y.
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  1. See my photos from 2017 above. The second "wheel" engages or dis-engages the half nut that advances the quill. Looking my photo of 5/28/19, you can just make out the embossed area above that second wheel. That embossing is stamped <- open closed-> , indicating the direction the wheel is turned to either engage or dis-engage the half nut for the automatic advance. I had to clean that area up to be able to read it.
  2. I have to travel about 10 miles to get to the one I posted photos of. I agree with Irondragon. Pretty simple. Looks like it's made from flat stock.
  3. Just a quick update on my original posting. Bought a cheap Jacobs chuck with an adapter to make the drill functional. The drill has cleaned up really well. For something that has laid around unused for the last 60+ years, it surprised me as to how well it works. There's a little wear in the quill, but all things considered, with about .005 run out, it could go back to work. I just need to find a proper table for it.
  4. Unfortunately, the badge on top is the only printed thing on the blower.
  5. Hmmm. Good question. Will get back to you on that after I go look.
  6. I'm asking if anyone has any idea how old, and where in N.Y. this blower pictured below was made. It's obviously been restored, with new belts. Seems to work OK, with a little run out on the fan shaft. Had to turn 2 shaft bushings 180 degrees as the oil holes were facing down instead of up. Any thoughts welcome. Ed I forgot to add that all my searches wanted to drop the z in Enterprize and spell correctly with an S
  7. Thanks for being patient with me and helping me to work through it. The feed advance is a little more involved than I thought. You set me straight. Glad I found this site.
  8. Update and Thanks. I was back at it today and have some better photos. Thanks to all who helped. ThomasPowers provided some good advice. I didn't fully understand how the advance portion worked, and his hint at engaging the pawl helped. After an overnight soak of PB Blast, everything freed up and worked as it's supposed to. I spent about 2 hours today putting the drill though it's paces with no work and all is well. We now have a working piece on display. It will be up to the committee to decide how much of a restoration, if any, will be done. I personally like the 100 years of accumulated grime look. I do intend to clean up the shafts and re-lubricate everything with good oil. The drill will available now for our resident carpenter when his batteries for his drill run down. All that has to be done to put it to work is find a Jacobs chuck. A final thought. While oiling around today, I noticed that the crank handle shaft appears to have been shortened, so the drill may have had pulleys to receive power from a line shaft earlier in it's life.
  9. Thanks Kozzy. My drill is similar to the one on the right in the ad. I think mine might be a later version, as it has a cast shield to cover the transmission gears, and my drill's quick feed lever is much like the one in the 200 video. My drill apparently was bought hand feed only, as the shaft that would mount the double pulley isn't long enough.
  10. Thanks. It's soaking as I write this. The penetrating oil really helped this morning. I watched a video about a 200 and that's what brought me here. My drill is a bit different than a 200. My drill has a horizontal flywheel on top of it, and my advance linkage is different than the one in the video. The drill I'm dealing with appears to be a bigger drill The search function here didn't bring up what I typed in, so I'll try your suggestion. Thanks. P.S. Found the video: http://www.theironforgefire.com/post/restoration-of-champion-no-200-drill-press-7125627?pid=1286596334#post1286596334
  11. Yes. The problem appears to be below that in the housing that the screw goes through. I couldn't get the engagement wheel,below the pawl wheel, to work. I'm assuming that with the lower wheel engaged, the screw advance shaft should turn with the drill shaft. If I'm wrong, let me know.
  12. Hello everyone, This is my first post, so take it easy with me, Lol! I belong to a local Town heritage committee and we're working on a permanent blacksmith display. We are well along in our procurement of tools, and have a Champion 203 post drill mounted up. It's a big drill, and I'm unable to find pictures online of a press like that. The drill is almost complete, lacking a table. It was going to be a non-working display, but after giving it a good look, everything appears to be there, just stuck from years of neglect, and probably laying on the floor. It has an automatic advance mechanism that doesn't appear to engage when the wheel is turned. The cam, rod and lever are present and function. My question is how complicated is to take down clean and inspect that part of the drill. I've posted 3 photos which aren't very good, but will help me to reassemble the advance linkage after I clean it up. Any advice welcome, Thanks in advance. Ed Horan
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