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Ammco 7000 disc brake lathe cross feed stops intermittently. I notice that the handwheel has jerky rotation.

I have an old Ammco 7000 Lathe that still cuts nicely and holds great runout, but the cross feed stops intermittently and has to be manually restarted to complete some cuts. I notice the hand wheel pauses briefly at the bottom of each rotation while it is power feeding, and usually picks back up and keeps going, but sometimes it gets stuck. It always gets stuck at the same place (about the 6 o clock position) and when that happens the cross feed no longer advances. If I push the shut off knob in and then pull it back out, the cross feed continues. Sometimes I have to do this a few times, and make sure to pull out smartly on the knob. Any tips on what part I might be looking at replacing? I am going to tear the machine down and see if there is anything obviously damaged but have never worked on one of these before. Thanks!

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SOURCE: I have an aamco 4000 brake lathe, the disc feed is not working

The cross feed drive shaft is connected to the cross feed spindle via a coupling that resembles a universal joint that is threaded onto the end of the cross feed spindle. Either one of the roll pin holes in the drive shaft coupling has worn and the roll pin fell out or it has broken, or the coupling could have came un-screwed from the cross feed spindle. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the cross feed gearbox on and slowly pull it away from the machine and you should see the coupling I'm describing. My guess is that the roll pin broke or fell out due to wear. You can buy a new drive shaft and coupling or drill and install the next larger roll pin. Either way you should download a parts list for your machine. Just search for it, they can be downloaded free.

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I have an aamco 4000 brake lathe, the disc feed is not working


The cross feed drive shaft is connected to the cross feed spindle via a coupling that resembles a universal joint that is threaded onto the end of the cross feed spindle. Either one of the roll pin holes in the drive shaft coupling has worn and the roll pin fell out or it has broken, or the coupling could have came un-screwed from the cross feed spindle. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the cross feed gearbox on and slowly pull it away from the machine and you should see the coupling I'm describing. My guess is that the roll pin broke or fell out due to wear. You can buy a new drive shaft and coupling or drill and install the next larger roll pin. Either way you should download a parts list for your machine. Just search for it, they can be downloaded free.

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Most likely you have a stripped out "disc feed screw."
This is a common problem I see several times a month in the field.
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Instructions for changing an ammco 3000 brake lathe to a 4000. Parts needed?


Yes, an Ammco 3000 brake lathe can be converted over to a 4000 model--most any year 3000.... preferably the later years after 1970.

The problem with some of the early 60's models is that the cross-feed bore is not perfectly perpendicular to the spindle.

If you convert one of these models, you will cut the rotor at an angle and then jam the machine.

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If you live near a machine shop any lathe operator can steer you in the right direction, or you could call them. I'm not certain if Ammco is still in business. I had the same machine in my shop in 1976, not the same model # of course, but a model with the stand.

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