Spent most of this Saturday tearing down everything that I could. Started off removing the top that had NO shims at all. Found white power everywhere from the cultured marble cutting that was done on this machine. Took time to air blast and brush out all that I could.
Took a picture of the electrical switch for future hook ups since I have to remove the cord & motor.
And then removing all the cast iron parts:
And, of course, pulled motor apart to see what the inside is like. Luckily, spotless and no visible scorch marks on electrical connections. Will look into new bearings just for giggles.
Going to order 2 new Arbor bearings, 3 new belts, probably new large and small motor bearing. I am actually surprised at how pristine this thing is under the hood. No rust at all, no knicks or dents or anything. Trunnion ways are a little crudy, but to be expected.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter