Well guys, I am certainly glad to be associated with this group of knowledgeable people. I finally felt good enough to go out and try to get the chuck spindle out. I made me a wedge from some metal I had laying around. A couple of taps by a brass hammer and out it dropped. Once that was done and I quit dancing around the garage, I brought it in and cleaned it up and found that it is exactly as you said. It is a Morse taper on the upper to a Jacobs taper to the chuck. I had thought that there was a bolt holding the chuck to the spindle by marks inside the chuck. Those marks appear to be from drill bits spinning in the chuck.After cleaning it up and degreasing the spindle I found no threads or broken bolt in it. My guess and you guys can correct me if I am wrong, that as the chuck spindle is held in the drill by the Mores taper the chuck is held by the Jacob taper both by the precision fit of the taper on both ends. I know my wedge was not the right size but it worked. Here are some pictures as I was looking at it. ( I will post these in the #2 post also)
Just after I brought it into the house
Looking into the chuck face
No threads in there !
If I hadn't asked the question of you guys here I probably would of gone and done something stupid like tack welding the chuck to the spindle. possibly ruining both of them. Again thanks guys I really appreciate the help.
Once I get the chuck cleaned up and ready to go I am going to put it back together. One more question though, Fit both pieces back together dry correct? I really appreciate this. Roger