Removing the Taper Attachment from a south Bend Lathe
Remove the clamp and the two bolts holding the cover on.
Don't mess with this! You don't need to do anything to this end to remove the taper attachment.
Remove this nut from the end of the cross slide screw. Be careful to not lose the washers and thrust bearing.
Remove these two bolts and tap the taper attachment loose with a dead blow, brass or lead hammer. BE PREPARED to take the weight of the unit when it clears the alignment pins.
Taper attachment ready to clear the alignment pins. BE CAREFUL, you don't want to damage the end of the cross slide screw.
As you can see the out board end of the screw is quite slim and can too easily be bent.
This is the operator end of the cross slide screw. It slips into the piece on the right of the end and engages with a pin into the key way cut into the screw.