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Old 02-16-2010, 07:19 AM   #11
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I did see the rotary switch for off, forward and reverse a good feature to keep with that motor.
Code; very common with these old motors even fully enclosed like this one that they went with bushings instead of ball bearings. Typical of old Westinghouse motors. Just keep them lubed before the bushings get destroyed by letting them run dry. I bet they are dry from years of storage with the cotton wicking dry inside. That thing looks like it'll crush gold ore rocks.

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Old 02-16-2010, 11:19 AM   #12
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I'd give that thing a good cleaning with degreaser and compressed air. If all else fails don't throw it in the trash - the copper windings in it are worth a pretty penny at the scrap yard.

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Old 02-16-2010, 05:21 PM   #13
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I would clean it but not air blast as this would most likely force dust and dirt past the shaft into the bushing causing more bad than good on the bushing.
He stated it runs so it's good to go not needing to scrap it out. These old dogs will run for ever just add 6-10 drops of oil once a year in the oil caps, do not over oil.

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Old 02-17-2010, 03:40 PM   #14
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i shop vac'd as much dirt out as possible and put oil in the caps - i press on the felt to make sure it soaked up the oil - doesn't squeek anymore.
hooked up the belt and chain and boy does it eat grain!
threw a handful of birdseed in with whole corn and sunflower seeds to see what it would do - didn't even slow down - crushed it perfectly.

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i shop vac'd as much dirt out as possible and put oil in the caps - i press on the felt to make sure it soaked up the oil - doesn't squeek anymore.
hooked up the belt and chain and boy does it eat grain!
threw a handful of birdseed in with whole corn and sunflower seeds to see what it would do - didn't even slow down - crushed it perfectly.

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Nice!

This is the kind of thing I would put an E-stop or two on. Heaven forbid hair, a sleeve, or appendage get stuck in the thing.... It would just be bad bad news. Something to consider.
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This is the kind of thing I would put an E-stop or two on. Heaven forbid hair, a sleeve, or appendage get stuck in the thing.... It would just be bad bad news. Something to consider.
Never crush grain in the nude!

It sounds like it's been sittng a long time and was totally dry. I would lean towards the 10-12 drops of oil as the felt wicks are also dry.
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