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Saving a 1943 Springfield Engine Lathe, Part 7:
The new tubing was in, but I'd wanted to add a filter. The stock plumbing, I'm told, has a coarse filter
(basically just a strainer) but I wanted to add a little more protection. Might be overkill, but she's 70
years old- I'd like to see it last another 70 years.
I picked up a simple inline filter mount off of eBay for
about $40. It's designed for hydraulic oil, and takes a reasonably common filter element. (Not that
I think it'll need to be changed frequently, but still...) So I figured I'd have the filter in the last section
before entering the head and spray manifolds, on the back of the head where it's out of the way.
Now, I could have just used a standard black-iron nipple and elbow, but I wanted a one-piece elbow,
so I decided to make one. How hard could it be? :)
See? Hardly any effort at all. :)
I've been considering putting a small, low-pressure gauge on the filter housing- the
headstock has the usual sight glass (rather than showing level, it shows oil cascading
down the glass when it's running) but a gauge might be a neat little backup.
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