Services for Brough Superior motorcycles and their contemporaries
last update: 6/2002
Yeah, as I said before, this little milling machine is indeed my baby!
|When I bought it, I discovered that it had 4 coats of paint brushed on:
while it once had been grey, there were two layers of green followed by a
dark grey and finally a light grey one.
If you know the intricate system of oil ways in this machine, you will appreciate why I did not go for dismantling and sand blasting it. So I had to settle for the tedious job of scraping the paint off.
In the adjacent picture, the two top grey coats have already been scraped off, but when I was eventually done, the paint chippings filled a 10 l bucket!
(click on the pics for enlarged photographs)
|A tribute to the unbelievable Deckel quality: All the gears were in almost pristine condition; in fact you could still see the grinding marks from the manufacturing process 50 years ago!|
|Once into this incredible little machine, the hunt for all those
elaborate accessories began.
The 'musts' seemed to be: the universal triple-swivelling table, the double-tilting dividing head, the big rotary dividing table and the slotting head.
Of course, there is still the high-speed head and the spiral milling attachment...
This is the swivelling table, I was lucky to find on in good condition, albeit in the wrong colour.
|Here is the slotting head, hidden behind the horizontal milling arm, which has already received his new livery|
|The dividing head needed dismantling, cleaning and re-painting...|
|...but now it does a perfect job.|
|Here you see the machine at work with the vertical head.
Please enlarge the pic by clicking on it to appreciate my (brush) paint job!
|I spent still a lot more time and money to accommodate all the accessories in a systematic way, and I built a small swivelling hoist to move the heavier bits from the cupboards onto the machine|
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