Hall rose engine upgrade

I've had a Hall since 2005 it has a lot of antique tooling and is in good shape. It however is not as smooth as my Lindow White. The problem with this machine is the spring is to far away from the headstock. I have replaced the spring several times. It's is just not smooth. So this week I removed the casting
that holds the spring and drilled and tapped holes for the Lindow spring assembly.
Now the machine does first rate work. I also no longer use a round belt. I use a V Belt. No slipping and more power. I should have done this yrs ago. Now when I use the straight line chuck I also get great results.