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I bought this with the intent of restoring it, using it on my '55 drums, and selling it off after I confirmed it was all in good working order because I would not get a ton of use out of it. I wish I had more hot rod friends and I could do brakes for them, alas my friends primarily drive Acuras. LOL

It appears to be an FMC model, although I haven't been able to confirm this yet because it has been repainted and I haven't looked hard enough for additional markings.

Would be a ton of fun to have, great for someone with a real shop and lot's of projects/friends. Nothing quite like doing it yourself, just the way you want it, on your time frame. No more "professionals" screwing up your prized parts.

Located in Sacramento, local pick up only. I'll drop it into your truck with a hoist. What you see in the picture is what you get. Appears to be complete, although I'm no expert and there's still plenty of aftermarket support for lathes.

$400
If you are serious about buying and can realistically get to Sacramento to pick it up. PM me. I'll take more pictures for serious buyers.

I'd love to see it go to a good home and have it be enjoyed.

Steve
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I do almost all the mechanical work on my cars, friends cars and for occasional customers. About 10yrs ago I got a chance to buy a brake lathe and then about 5yrs ago, I got a chance to buy a machine to arch brake shoes. Since I have had them, I have used them more than I expected. Both were good investments in equipment for maintaining cars.
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About 6yrs ago, when My cousin closed and sold his Dad's garage (Jim and Jerry's garage), I acquired several items that were in excellent working condition, such as this Sun tune up machine. It is a very useful piece of equipment for fine tuning PRE-computer cars.
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When my uncle's partner (Jim) retired about 15yrs ago, I bought his sun distributor machine.
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About 40yrs ago, a local gas station was going out of business and closing down. They had an OLD hand operated tire changing machine which I bought for $50. It has more than paid for itself for changing tires and fixing flat tires.
I have NO plans of ever getting rid of any of the equipment that I've acquired over the years. They help keep the old Chevys (and Fords, Mopars, GTOs, etc) in good running condition!!!!
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I bought this tool for $5 from a man that was closing down his speedometer shop in Okla City about 20yrs ago. It is used for squaring the ends of speedometer cables and crimping on the thrust bushing on one end.


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Wow, great stories and awesome garages!
I'm willing to negotiate on the price of the lathe, which I agree is probably a Drum Dokter.
I knee deep into a 2-door conversion and I need to keep my eye on the prize at this moment so I'm better off not getting distracted by a fun project like this because I want to get my car on the road.

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$325
I'll keep lowering the price until it is sold. Don't be shy to make an offer.
Local pick up only.

Steve
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