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by spro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 31
Views: 3969

Re: OT creative language

Cary. I agree with you and BKD . This is stuff which I hated when I was young. A long road to get out of it but not smoking.
by spro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor

I see that your power cord retainer isn't up to specs - Oh dear, Yet I understand because I've done that too. I dealt with older things and they had like a "hog ring" retainer. It was steel ring and which wire was going to chaff into that ring ? It was against the frame or very close and built up me...
by spro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor

Looks normal to me. Case ground is really important with the polarized plug. Neutral white is pulling current the same as the black wires when the unit is working, so it isn't neutral then. The chaffed wire against the frame should blow a fuse or trip a breaker but GFI trips first.
by spro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

I hope you find the original type but in the meantime, let us know the distance between center of spindle and the bed. That's going to require an accurate center or measure.
by spro
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor

I was a little off with approximations about your motor. Your diagrams may not be correct if relying on my failing memory.. I replaced the smashed drum switch of a vertical milling head and drew some diagrams of how it was connected. T1 on mine is connected to T2 . T3 is connected to T4 but this all...
by spro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Hi. I expect you now know more about bench centers than I remember. These things are super critical and measure to .0000- but that means the "tail stock" or what it is called, is a Perfect match. It is beyond my needs but there had/has to be standards to measure near perfection of parts which make o...
by spro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor

It does. The start winding can burn out if both fields are active under a load. The start/ cutout switch needs to be clean and well positioned in the motor body. The centrifugal weights, springs and thrust washers must be free to do their job. The thermal cut out/ reset saves lots of these motors. I...
by spro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Re-wiring a Dunlap 1/3 HP Thermotron Model #115.5454 Split-Phase Electric Motor

Generally the start winding has noticeable less resistance than the run winding. It gives a "kick" to get things rolling and cuts out. Measure as close to the winding as you can, bypassing the thermal cut out and centrifugal switch.
by spro
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 1968

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Grainger would have it.
by spro
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 31
Views: 3969

Re: OT creative language

Fwiw , not smoked a normal cigarette for couple of weeks. I think I have this beat. There where times where you want to pull a full drag into your lungs. I do believe that wars were won because soldiers and pilots were jacked with nicotine. Bless their souls. Dad said; if I knew that I would live th...
by spro
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Yes. Hi. Perhaps a test bench. Fowler sold micrometers and stuff. It has a flat bed. One would need to know the spindle taper. Maybe it wasn't a lathe at all but lacking the tail stock, hurts its value. Where is the emoticon that says "I know You already Knew this" ?
by spro
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

I guess the deal is; It is so Rare!