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    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^ Thanks, and "Good on yah!" ...

    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^ Thanks, and "Good on yah!"

    Choices. Several. That's an obvious "plus".

    Fast, low-hassle selection between and among your personal arsenal of choices is even more important and...
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    Simple grocery store arithmetic 101 economics,...

    Simple grocery store arithmetic 101 economics, folks. A better way is to cheat.
    Arrange for either of direct drive only or geared drive only.

    IOW ELIMINATE the complexity, even the dog clutch....
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    Vee belt? What's a Vee belt? This for a museum...

    Vee belt? What's a Vee belt? This for a museum display?

    Check the depth and width of a PolyVee or MicroVee for the power to be transmitted.

    Everyone else did.

    Long time ago.
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    Whomever told you that was uninformed. An...

    Whomever told you that was uninformed.

    An idler, common shaft, takes no more space than fixed. It simply has a bearing in the hub where solid material would have been. Not an uncommon item in any...
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    Make "W" the same 6" diameter as all the blue...

    Make "W" the same 6" diameter as all the blue sheaves.

    Still a shitty design, but at least it is cheaper and more durable than making "W" an idler.

    Either of which will work
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    Like any other manufactured item, the tolerances...

    Like any other manufactured item, the tolerances are called-out, right on the print. Which means.. you need to know the makers and at least the "family" of each motor so you can go and GET the...
  7. Of course. As stated - the Field is only weakened...

    Of course. As stated - the Field is only weakened above base RPM.
    EG: Anything above 670 RPM (at the motor..) for the large-frame Reliance 3 HP.

    Similar effect to trying to pull off the line in...
  8. Ah.. hard to not come across as snarky, but...

    Ah.. hard to not come across as snarky, but surely you don't expect one of we chikn's out here in PM land to remember which way? AFAIK, we weren't even in the room?

    :)

    I'd flash just because...
  9. Possible, yes. If reversed from OEM, the...

    Possible, yes.

    If reversed from OEM, the timing could be working contra instead of pro.

    The magnitude seems to be about in the right range, too.
  10. There's a good possibility! In our phone chat...

    There's a good possibility!

    In our phone chat earlier this evening suggested digging PM's Monarch forum archives as to whether the field needed "flashed" as well, and if the now "liberated" DC...
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    Just be grateful it wasn't an air-compressor,...

    Just be grateful it wasn't an air-compressor, stroke shaper, or a horizontal boring mill..

    :o
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    Most folks as have ever had to lift a Troyke...

    Most folks as have ever had to lift a Troyke rotary ANVIL can't even get a foot in the stirrups to get ONTO the horse at all, let alone "post" properly.
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    No need. Just become "familiar with grocery store...

    No need. Just become "familiar with grocery store arithmetic".

    CORDED hand (power) tools? Reversible and variable-speed drills start at about ten bucks and work upwards. All include a new chuck,...
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    .. Well .... BEFORE grant of full UK Citizenship,...

    .. Well .... BEFORE grant of full UK Citizenship, I had to submit a bit of backing for a 2-year work visa, C&W plc HQ, London.

    The reviewer told me I was more British than easily HALF the current...
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    it's "Practical" Machinist. Offers to buy...

    it's "Practical" Machinist.

    Offers to buy goods, guide a business restructure, find buyers for gone-surplus equipment.. try to fill the pragmatic needs SHE indicated need of a bit of help or...
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    "PM PM" TRY to go into an always-full box, Rich....

    "PM PM" TRY to go into an always-full box, Rich. Can't be bothered to mess with it.

    Confirming I have your 'real' email and with a ship-to address.

    "stand by".

    I'll be "on it" as soon as I...
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    B'lieve we have the email, but "ping me" a...

    B'lieve we have the email, but "ping me" a confirmation. Lot of traffic going across my local LAN of late.

    The set both look OK, but pay me when you have it WORKING.

    Ask me to test and fix? ...
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    Don't write it off just yet. Wait for better...

    Don't write it off just yet. Wait for better advice.

    There are folks on PM far more familiar with its care and feeding than either of us.

    Also don't be too sure the rest of the machine is in...
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    What did I just say? It's all about Gordon,...

    What did I just say? It's all about Gordon, Gordon's free reading material, Gordon's "opinion" and GORDON's correspondence, yah?

    You've NO idea what several among us communicated about OFF the...
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    I'd caution against taking either of them apart....

    I'd caution against taking either of them apart.

    There are solvents specific to the trade that with patience and repetitive cycling, then fresh lubrication should handily sort those issues.

    As...
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    Yes, but it would not be "one spot". It would be...

    Yes, but it would not be "one spot". It would be a pattern, evenly distributed - think knurling - . Not a worry because the speeds in this case are so greatly disparate, nor are they in sync, one...
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    Well, hang on a minute. Taking it on faith he's a...

    Well, hang on a minute. Taking it on faith he's a better truck mechanic than a Machinist, OK. But that don't equate to "inexperienced" just different-experienced. He didn't claim "knowledgeable". The...
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    Sounds like a threat Gordon, given how you used...

    Sounds like a threat Gordon, given how you used to pick fights with Leigh when you got bored over to the other playpen.

    Another good man has the courage to invite us to his dyin' in advance, YOU...
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    Hate to burst yer bubble.. but of the "many"...

    Hate to burst yer bubble.. but of the "many" firms I have executated at, all but Northrop and Esterline failed. Even so, Esterline is a mere shadow of its former self.

    But it wasn't because I...
  25. FWIW-nothing-really: I already have two of...

    FWIW-nothing-really:

    I already have two of them. Plus a 2J Hardinge "loop" nose-lever closer.

    Yours has a rim in better shape than either. One of mine is lobed, will need a touch of the grinder...
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