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#1 posted 12-19-2020 09:02 PM

In a Reeves Drive, one sheave is fixed and the other moves. Was there a spring on the worn area of your sheave? On yours, did the worn area move against the shifting lever? If so, you might just go to a local bearing supplier to replace the bearing in the shifting lever. In the sheave, if the bore is wore into an egg shape, you might be SOL! If not, measure the bore and the OD of the shaft & look for a bronze sleeve (same bearing supplier), to press into the sheave.

I can’t imagine, though, the pieces being completely wore out, unless the lathe ran 24/7! You took it apart, and a bit more fussing, might save you some jack!

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