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    Yea! success. well sort of, i plugged the vfd...

    Yea! success.

    well sort of, i plugged the vfd directly into the motor and got it to turn over

    so we have learned that the motor is in fact intact. and also i used the dial to slowly increase...
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    Hmm... :| got my phase converter in the...

    Hmm... :|

    got my phase converter in the mail... and it is a VFD. from china

    strange it said USA on the page i got it. i read another post on this site that said:
    'when you buy crap from china...
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    ah... yes, it has yet to be tested. although i...

    ah... yes, it has yet to be tested. although i have ordered the phase converter and it should be here next week. a little spark chasing and we will see, if i need new bearings. it has been to some...
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    i checked out rotary converters, looks like they...

    i checked out rotary converters, looks like they want $300-800 for a new one, no old ones around...
    i hate to admit it but i have been putting off buying a motor because i haven't bought a caliper...
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    265479265480 saftey first! before and after ...

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    saftey first! before and after

    265481265482

    still waiting on a phase converter... till money falls from the sky, and 80yr old parts grow on trees
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    265476 got some new stuff... some modification...

    265476
    got some new stuff... some modification required.
    265477
    had to remove 4 screws to get the switch out
    265478
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    241984 finally mounted, about 3 hours ...

    241984

    finally mounted, about 3 hours

    241985

    still missing a control arm... might have to make one.

    241986
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    some assembly required 241979241980 already...

    some assembly required

    241979241980

    already had to sets of mounting holes, had to drill a third, about 7holes, with the goto for the motor wires
    the wall was about 1/4 inch thick, used a...
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    yea more money! and new stuff, got this off ebay...

    yea more money! and new stuff, got this off ebay
    241975241976241977

    i dont think it is for the lathe because it has a power block for an oil pump

    241978

    maybe the original color: olive drap...
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    240107 check headspace, from old lever 240109...

    240107
    check headspace, from old lever
    240109
    don't forget your cotter pin

    not a bad way to spend a weekend with the kids
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    240094 make sure slot is in the forward position...

    240094
    make sure slot is in the forward position
    240095240096
    reinstall: pin, spring, set screw
    240098240101
    check headspace, between run and brake position
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    240089240090 when adjustment thread is up move...

    240089240090
    when adjustment thread is up move flywheel back into position
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    turn plunger clockwise to set tension on brake
    240093
    until adjustment thread is back to marked position
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    240083240084 remove set screw and spring( also...

    240083240084
    remove set screw and spring( also pin if not stuck )
    240086
    install brake housing, with flywheel pushed to side
    240087240088
    to adjust thread, turn counter clockwise (with allen key)
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    240078240079 remove set screw from flywheel, and...

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    remove set screw from flywheel, and make sure not to lose keyway
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    clean area, remove cotter pin
    240082
    make a note of adjustment thread spacing
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    240073240074 old cork is about 1.25"x1.25"...

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    old cork is about 1.25"x1.25"
    240075240076
    after the dremel and installed
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    reinstalled
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    this is how to spend some money 240068 bought...

    this is how to spend some money
    240068
    bought this brake for $70, the cork $3 (cork is 1.75"x1.5")
    240069
    made a rig
    240070240071
    remove old cork
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    appears to be about 1.25 inch deep
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    "When the "start" button is pressed, the motor is...

    "When the "start" button is pressed, the motor is not powered directly, rather the electromagnet in the contactor is energized. The magnetic switch in the contactor then engages, simultaneously...
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    thanks bill. the magnetic starter is like a...

    thanks bill. the magnetic starter is like a capaciter, and sends a jolt of amps to get the motor to turn over then resumes what ever like 20 amps. the white wire is a neutral and is just connected to...
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    so am i correct in assuming i need the 3 phase...

    so am i correct in assuming i need the 3 phase for the 'high low' shift knob to work or can i replace the motor with a single phase 2hp 220v and still have that lever work? stuff to think about when...
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    checked the wiring, it is set up for 220 as in...

    checked the wiring, it is set up for 220 as in figure #4 post, 3 sets 2, 1 set 3wires, i am thinking it did work before at some time, and i have never heard of a motor going bad, just dirty or...
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    hmmm, guess i am going to have to get a bigger...

    hmmm, guess i am going to have to get a bigger switch if i really need all those connections, and the magnetic starter looks different then the ones they sell today but i will make do i guess. tried...
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    thanks jim that looks really clean, do you have a...

    thanks jim that looks really clean, do you have a coolant pump on yours? because that was what was hanging me up
    not having one in the circuit
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    rewired with 4 strand... no joy. motor still just...

    rewired with 4 strand... no joy. motor still just moans, tried spinning it both directions after power on
    no luck, will try your spin first method. i think the motor was wired for 220 but will check...
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    oh yes, i figured i would need the brake for hot...

    oh yes, i figured i would need the brake for hot shifting from fwd to reverse... can't imagine what i would ever use that for, but then i imagine this machine will be used by the kids too eventually...
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    bill it had a turnex, and i replaced it with a...

    bill it had a turnex, and i replaced it with a "NEMA-L14-30-30A-125-250V-3-Pole-4W-Grounding-Plug" from somewhere in east asia, had to order the plug and receptacle separate because i found that the...
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