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  1. Thanks for the encouragement on the last couple...

    Thanks for the encouragement on the last couple of posts. This may have been my first thread and then I migrated my journey over to the South Bend specific area. I have been getting good help all...
  2. I don't see how to get the pulley belts off that...

    I don't see how to get the pulley belts off that sucker! The upper pulley is so close to the casting at the top rear edge there is no way to follow the restoration manual. I am wondering how these...
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    Noted! Thanks, I was thinking that the tail stock...

    Noted! Thanks, I was thinking that the tail stock end wont see too much coolant and chips with the 8' bed since I am just a hobbyist but I wanted to hear from those who have gone before for sure!
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    Thanks for any and all feedback guys it really...

    Thanks for any and all feedback guys it really helps add to my knowledge and makes me smarter to talk to electricians who will do some, or most, of the work. I do need to think hard about where to...
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    [QUOTE=jim rozen;3436641] I like the clean...

    I like the clean look of that stuff too but I wondered about the ground between the boxes, if present. As wired now it has a metal spiral conduit between the motor and the vintage trip breaker that...
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    The three pole switch is rated... 268838 ...

    The three pole switch is rated...

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    The VFD I have is a TECO L510 I think.

    Here is a shot of the VFD manual that tells you how it should be wired, and the reason I shitcanned the idea...
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    The VFD manual scared me out of installing it...

    The VFD manual scared me out of installing it with all the recommended buffers, filters, conditioners, etc that it said were necessary but I kept it to sell or trade. Hopefully I don't need it. When...
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    5HP is the smallest they sell so that's what I...

    5HP is the smallest they sell so that's what I got!
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    I got the motor and the Phase converter shipped...

    I got the motor and the Phase converter shipped to my door for 200 which is not terrible for where I am. I had to use a California reseller who advertises on Ebay to get this number it was twice as...
  10. Thanks for the ideas! I like idea of running a...

    Thanks for the ideas! I like idea of running a line out of the RPC and back in to an outlet. I was thinking about putting a 4 prong outlet on the bottom of the RPC box and plugging in there but that...
  11. Looking at my my motor wiring it is nice to see...

    Looking at my my motor wiring it is nice to see the crimp on tags that say T-2, T-3, etc! That will give me a little more confidence as I take it apart.

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    Getting familiar with...
  12. I might be tempted to see if I could source some...

    I might be tempted to see if I could source some nice long oak shims in the same width of the floor strips to make the transition. It would be a lot of non difficult work but really cheap. The hard...
  13. I paused a bit to get a power plan going and...

    I paused a bit to get a power plan going and picked up an American Rotary Phase converter to get the power to the machine. Next I need to figure out where to mount the control box for the RPC and the...
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    There were a couple to choose from on Ebay last...

    There were a couple to choose from on Ebay last time I was looking around.
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    Thanks for the details on what kind of motor to...

    Thanks for the details on what kind of motor to look at. I will check it out but I have pretty thick skin on shipping costs so that's why I try to make darn sure it's the best choice for me and then...
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    Oh here is the motor tag... 266013

    Oh here is the motor tag...

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    I have a question about wiring the RPC. My lathe...

    I have a question about wiring the RPC. My lathe was last in use in a shop that had 3 Phase power with a 30 Amp circuit breaker and has a long power chord with a 30 Amp rated 4 prong twist plug. I am...
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    Yeah that was everything I had crammed regarding...

    Yeah that was everything I had crammed regarding the phaseperfect product. I thought it was a static converter. People that have them sure seem to like them and all the negatives I mentioned were...
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    Ah shoot! I have these same questions so...

    Ah shoot! I have these same questions so apparently my research is not complete! Feel free to fill in the correct pluses and minuses for a static converter if you have the time. It would be...
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    Is static converter like a PhasePerfect? Are...

    Is static converter like a PhasePerfect?

    Are the pluses and minuses like this?

    Static Converter -
    Pluses
    1 Very quiet
    2.Close to same quality of power as city supplied 3 phase
    3.Nearly...
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    Rotary Phase Converter Questions

    I have some threads going where I have been asking about VFD's. A couple people suggested them in my lathe specific thread too but I am taking a pause and considering a RPC. It may cost more but that...
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    Thanks for the feedback. I am not the electrical...

    Thanks for the feedback. I am not the electrical guy who will make the tie in connections but I wanted to plan the thing out and learn a bit along the way. I can do basic wiring and conduit routing...
  23. Yes this is me too! I just need to figure out how...

    Yes this is me too! I just need to figure out how to get to 80 Watts output from an ipad with a 3.5mm headphone jack or maybe bluetooth!

    Thinking about trying one of these for 30 bucks!

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    More food for thought from the manual. Do you...

    More food for thought from the manual. Do you guys put all this stuff in your circuits?

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    I have some questions about these...

    I am assuming the molded circuit breaker is my Fuse panel...
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    Mounting VFD and Wiring Questions

    I have not read all the fine print in my TECO L510 manual but from what I gather the VFD needs to be wired directly to the motor. This is different than what I had planned. I wanted to run the lathe...
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