Here is the PDF file of the South Bend Lathe Chart #6503: Lubrication Chart (courtesy of Jim B. at the South Bend Lathe Group on Yahoo). This will answer many questions about the lubrication point on the SBL lathe. Download all three pages with one click on the TITLE HEADER, or the picture above.
I ran across this South Bend Lathe Works Bulletin the other day, and thought you guys might enjoy it. I can’t remember where I got it, but it was in the file marked: “Publish with Permission”, hope it helps someone.
This is the United States Army Technical Manual for the South Bend 9″ (Nine Inch) Lathe, titled “Department of Army Technical Manual”. Its listed as an overall maintenance, operator and parts manual for the 9 inch lathe, but much of the info carries over to the 10 K lathe. Its a great piece of literature direct from South Bend Lathes, and licensed as a US Army training manual. The parts list shows which parts cross over from the 9 inch to the 10, which should help anyone trying to keep their old iron alive. Hope this free download helps….