Author Topic: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration  (Read 21344 times)

Offline krv3000

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2014, 05:43:16 PM »
well dun brill

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2014, 09:07:11 AM »
Fascinating reading this thread. I served my apprenticeship at Churchill Redman, Halifax. As a first year apprentice we had to assemble these lathes from scratch so you learnt very quickly, scraping, assembly and alignments. In a nostalgic moment I bought two of these lathes and am in the process of rebuilding one. The bed I have had reground as they were "chilled" semi-hardened. All the other slides I have hand scraped. I've had everything apart.....the gear-box is/was a mind boggler even in those days. The company eventually ceased to make these as the bean counter said they were losing money on them, which didn't surprise me, so I was very fortunate to have had this opportunity. Happy days.....

Very cool.  Would love to see what you have there. 

You should also check out Rob's build as he put on quite a show rebuilding his Cub -> http://madmodder.net/index.php/topic,2624.0.html

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #27 on: January 07, 2014, 09:12:53 AM »
^ shame, looks like the pics are gone in Rob's thread.

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2014, 02:03:02 PM »
I have a Mk II Cub dated 1943. Works well, but gearbox very noisy. Sounds possibly like a bearing rattling, but I have not been able to detect any play in any of them. I have tried, but failed, to identify exactly where the noise is coming from. Does anyone with experience of dismantling and overhauling these gear boxes have any suggestions please?

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2014, 03:54:56 PM »
Don't be surprised if they were very noisy when new  :(

Lathe gearboxes of that era, and even much later one also, used straight cut gears which can be very noisy - doesn't matter in a clattery factory but becomes noticeable in your workshop  :ddb:

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2014, 04:42:44 AM »
Looking good. You've done a real nice job there. I also own a churchill redman lathe ( mine seems to be a unknown one as I can't find any info on it. Seems to be a late 30's one)
Most of your carriage looks the same as mine though.
Keep up the good work.
Lee.
wishing my workshop was larger :(

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2014, 04:20:10 AM »
I'd never thought about it before but the apron is "American", as the handwheel is on the left hand and not on the right hand side as normally found on UK lathes...I wonder why it was done like that?

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2014, 09:18:42 AM »
churchill redman started producing some lathes 'under licence' from a company called Jones & Lamson so maybe thats why, my hand wheel is also on the left. quite a good wiki article on churchill redman detailing their rather chequered history
Lee.
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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2014, 02:59:15 AM »
How interesting, I never knew that, however the Churchill Co did have it's origins in the USA and started out by importing tools from the USA. I have the centenary book which we received when I was there which outlines the history of the company. Thanks for that bit of info.

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2020, 06:49:26 PM »
Fantastic. Just found this. I also own a '54 Cub.
Any advice on the clutch set up, disassembly and reassembly. Thank you.

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Re: Churchill-Redman CUB MKIII Restoration
« Reply #35 on: November 21, 2020, 08:39:49 AM »
Hello I have a MK three, which I've owned for over thirty years. Its main work is building and maintaining my vintage cars. There is a Facebook page dedicated to the lathe, just five members so far, if you folks would care to join it could be a good centre for discussion.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/627753447903522