Well, I got my C&P with the Kluge feeder, and I really like it—–however! (You knew there would be a “but..” or “however”, didn’t you!) this press has a single-speed motor and a clutch on the gear-side drive pulley. There is a yoke arm that had been brazed at some point, and is just about to break again. Does anyone have this sort of clutch? If I can get it all apart in the correct order, I think it can be brazed, but I’ve not disassembled one of these (and they are *VERY* heavy!!) so I don’t want to do any damage to it while trying to repair the obvious problem.
I believe the clutch was added with the Kluge feeder that was specifically made for O/S 10×15 C&P. Does anyone else run one of these, or perhaps have a parts or repair manual? I know the odds are against it, but one never knows unless she tries, right?
Quick update: (I may have the only one of these in captivity!) I’ve found why the clutch wouldn’t engage—-there are three large set-screws that screw through the main-shaft bushing and engage the main-shaft itself. They are worn to the point of simply grooving the shaft instead of turning it! With new engagement holes drilled into the shaft, and of course the engagement yoke brazed, she should be humming! Meanwhile, I’m on my way to pick up a Ludlow with four cabinets of mats!
Thus does the saga continues, onward into the fog…..