Hey Herb, Thanks! My bridgeport is essnetially new. It was bought new in '74 and never used. I found it in a barn with a nice harrison lathe and some other tools, they were bought to make a wankle motor and the machinist /engineer died that year of a heart attack, the barn doors were closed until I opened them 2 years ago. I was being lazy making that cut, I had the larger rotary table and didn't want to lift it off, thing is stupid heavy! In other news, I went to putting the crank in the block and it was too tight. Seems the machine shop I used didn't align bore the block correctly. plasti gauge showed main bearing clearances from .001 to .0015 I was not very happy about that. Now the block and crank is at the better machine shop I should have sent it to in the first place. I am too often a dumb ass.