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  1. I was wondering the same question, but also...

    I was wondering the same question, but also wondering if it would not be more economical to run multiple VFDs instead of a PP? Rotary was my only option for shop#2 in Tx (VFDs were just coming out...
  2. Pic from removal, motor removed for clearance, it...

    Pic from removal, motor removed for clearance, it was a tight fit, barely enough room to remove.
  3. I have an older version of that lathe, came out a...

    I have an older version of that lathe, came out a an Army mobile machine shop. The motor was mounted on top for space saving, mine still has motor mount plate on backside. Installed in the trailer it...
  4. So if I have a 30hp 480v vfd, could I use it to...

    So if I have a 30hp 480v vfd, could I use it to run multiple machines, none over 5hp, maybe 3 machines running at same time, in place of the rotary converter? Could I run 220v thru a transfomer to...
  5. Agreed, hard to go wrong at $400, BUT, be...

    Agreed, hard to go wrong at $400, BUT, be prepared to spend 3x that, maybe more, to tool it up well. Its not a cheap game to play....

    Edit: Is it 3 phase? If you don't have 3 phase you will need...
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    Some decades ago, working on a car, question was...

    Some decades ago, working on a car, question was did it have compression, I could have got the tester, but in an effort to save time just pulled the plug and shoved a finger in the hole, tight....
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    Ouch! Did you look at handwheel mfrs, or just...

    Ouch! Did you look at handwheel mfrs, or just call co that made the gizmo? I forget name of co I purchased from last year, just searched net and found what I needed, had to buy 2 just to meet minimum...
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    You can buy balanced handwheels, not terribly...

    You can buy balanced handwheels, not terribly expensive.
  9. Bummer, I could do Austin, and be back home every...

    Bummer, I could do Austin, and be back home every night, neither the dog or myself does well in hotels:D
  10. There was mention some months back about a class...

    There was mention some months back about a class in the Austin Tx area, is that still on? And if so what dates?
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    If fuel is passing thru fuelock, without being...

    If fuel is passing thru fuelock, without being energized, you need to replace fuelock, its probably not opening all the way either.

    Revised thought, make sure the oil pressure switch is breaking...
  12. What are you trying to run that requires 50Hp? ...

    What are you trying to run that requires 50Hp?

    I'm going to play psychic and say I see a large generator in your future:)
  13. North half of state is currently below freezing,...

    North half of state is currently below freezing, prediction is -6 tomorrow night in my area, I do not even try starting forklift in these temps, worried my ass might get stuck to seat:eek:. A block...
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    Make sure you have 240v at breaker, maybe time to...

    Make sure you have 240v at breaker, maybe time to re-inspect all connections, maybe while your in there ohm your windings?
  15. My Thompson grinder has War Production tag, and a...

    My Thompson grinder has War Production tag, and a tag on motor indicating Property Of USAF, Douglas Aircraft. War Production Board was ended in 1945, but USAF was not created till 1947, so not sure...
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    Is this an industrial compressor, or big box...

    Is this an industrial compressor, or big box compressor? I saw some Quincy compressors last year at a big box store, they had reed valves as opposed to the old style disc valves which makes me...
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    It is now Friday, the sh__ brown team lost my...

    It is now Friday, the sh__ brown team lost my package, last scan was when it was loaded on truck in SLC, never made it to bfe. It was a light envelope, the bezel and crystal for my Sunnen gauge,...
  18. Did you miss the part about finding them in big...

    Did you miss the part about finding them in big cities with enough industry to support them? Pretty sure I'm not the only poster here living on the edge of civilization in a small town that used to...
  19. In a world with a disposable mindset, some of us...

    In a world with a disposable mindset, some of us are still frugal and fix stuff, and a can of spray cleaner is what, 6 to 8 bucks, versus 150 or so for a motor? The time involved, maybe 30 minutes,...
  20. You do realize the electric motor repair industry...

    You do realize the electric motor repair industry is almost dead? You might find one in the big city with enough industry to support it, but for the rest of us its a diy job.

    Agreed, the CRC...
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    I was expecting a UPS delivery today, as usual my...

    I was expecting a UPS delivery today, as usual my expectations were too high:toetap:. Tracking is still showing its out for delivery, by end of day, but its 4pm, sun is setting, they've been thru...
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    I was skeptical first time I saw it, but it...

    I was skeptical first time I saw it, but it works! Wrap bearing in damp washcloth, place in micro, use 15 second bursts till you figure out correct time. It turns the water to steam to heat the...
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    I find using heat/cold makes bearing removal much...

    I find using heat/cold makes bearing removal much easier, its nice to be able to just pull a bearing off a shaft, or slide one on to a shaft, by hand, versus pullers and pressing or hammering them...
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    Lol, you beat me to it, I just watched that vid...

    Lol, you beat me to it, I just watched that vid and came over to post it. A tool we use every day, and I admit had never looked into the story behind it. The funny part to me was that I've had this...
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    I don't think a paint ball gun would do you any...

    I don't think a paint ball gun would do you any good, unless all you need is small short bursts. If you need to freeze something, get a CO2 fire extinguisher, or bottle, put part in shop rag, place...
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