I found some Mk VII parts

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9 years 9 months ago #9787 by shopsmithtom
shopsmithtom created the topic: I found some Mk VII parts
Some time back I acquired an old Magna bandsaw that was mounted on a 2x4 frame incorporating a motor & headstock that I didn't recognize at the time. I wish I had taken a photo of the setup, it was the goofiest cobble job I'd ever seen, but the bandsaw cleaned up real nice, and I saved the other parts because I never throw any tool parts away. As I was browsing this site, I realized that I have a MK VII headstock casting, lower motor housing and a
1 1/8hp MKV VII motor. The motor runs, but does not have the shieve/clutch thingie on the shaft, and the headstock is empty except for the upper poly v belt shaft/bearing and belt. I can take a few pics if need be.
It is starting to get in the way and I was wondering if anyone here was interested in swapping some 10er or MK 5 stuff for this stuff. I hate to just toss it, and ebay can be a hassle. Maybe someone can give me an idea as to it's value and we can work something out. Just wondering. -SST

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9 years 9 months ago #9789 by AZ IRONWOOD
AZ IRONWOOD replied the topic: Re:I found some Mk VII parts
You may want to review the appropriate edition of PTWFE, archive Shopsmith catalogs and the Shopsmith on-line database. Look for the Illustrated Parts Breakdown [aka Skeleton Drawings]. Referencing the machines' specific Part Number {or Call Out Number}, makes it easier to visualize a part. {as compared to that 'thingie on the whatchmacallit} ;>)

Check out the on-line auction venues, you'll get an idea of 'what the traffic' considers the going values of parts and/or entire machines, are worth.

A 2x4 base, doesn't sound like a very stable platform. Wonder what work the user was accomplishing with such a setup.

Appears to me that you have the basic parts to build a full sized {or at a minimum, a 'shorty'} machine. I'd suggest you consider keeping the parts you have, and acquire those additional needed parts.

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9 years 9 months ago #9790 by Good Ole Smitty
Good Ole Smitty replied the topic: Re:I found some Mk VII parts
Tom, if the motor is reversible you would have quite a selling point, as the Mark V is not.

John ~San Francisco Bay Area

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9 years 9 months ago #9791 by shopsmithtom
shopsmithtom replied the topic: Re:I found some Mk VII parts
Thanks for the help so far. I don't know if the motor is reversible, but based on the pic in the MK7 manual on this site, and on the mounting brackets that are different from those on a MK5 motor, this is from a MK7. If all those were reversable, then this probably is. There are (besides the brown wire to the capacitor) a Blue, white, red, yellow & black wire coming out of the motor.
As to making a mini, there isn't really enough to make that an option since the headstock housing is empty except for the upper poly v shaft and I've got MK5's to do that.

If someone knows which wires do what, I can try to hook them up & test for reversing.

By the way, the Rub Goldberg setup with the 2x4's basically mounted the stock in a 2x4 frame th secure it and mounted the Magna bandsaw above it connected by a belt. I wish I'd taken a pic of it before I took it apart. Also, the thingie on the motor shaft, for those who haven't read \"mchanics for dummies\", I believe is the shieve, spring/retainer assembly. I'd get the actual parts #'s, but hats looking all that up.

Has anyone mounted the reversible motor in a MK5? Maybe that would make an interesting setup.

It's interesting when you think you've got a pretty good handle on some things (for me, the 10er, for example), and then you stumble into a whole new area and you need to start over. I never, until recently, paid any attention (except peripherally) to any SS thing except the 10er's, and they take up plenty of my spare time. But, all of a sudden...well, let's just say all my spare time will be used up for a long while.

Thanks again for the comments & insight. -SST

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9 years 9 months ago #9794 by billmayo
billmayo replied the topic: Re:I found some Mk VII parts
Yes, you have the reversable motor. Contact me off line for the wiring schmatic. I had to make new motor mounts to mount the Mark VII motor in the Mark V motor pan and redrill the mounting holes. Alignment does require good measurements. Not any easy job. I added the FWD/REV switch on the side of the motor pan and used the regular ON/OFF switch of the Mark V headstock.

By the way, I have the motor capacitor information too. I have not been to my shop to get any information in the past week.

Bill Mayo
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9 years 6 months ago #10025 by Shop_Smith_Poppi
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Tom,

If you still have that motor I would be interested in maybe buying it if you wanted to sell t still also are you interested in selling the Bandsaw if you still have it.

Alan,

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