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    8 leads goes back to before Spinal Tap did their movie. After that companies went to 9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Holcombe View Post
    Me either, and the motor shop that rewound it now thinks it’s a single phase motor. I spoke to the previous owner again, he says it was modified to run on single phase by someone who he hired for that purpose.
    The modification was adding the capacitor and potential relay which is in essence a static phase convertor. If you remove those you will be back to a 3 phase motor with the three leads I show above being the proper 3 phase leads.
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    I may give that a try Michael, next time I’m at that shop I’ll confirm resistance across those wires before I apply electric.


    I also went ahead an ordered a Mitsubishi Super Line motor, 100L frame 2.2kw 3ph.
    Bumbling forward into the unknown.

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    Motor repair shop went ahead and ordered me a motor on their dime. Pretty cool way to make things right. I think I’ll keep the Mitsubishi as a backup.
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    Sounds like a stand-up business.

    Sometimes 'starting over' with electrical issues is the best/fastest/cheapest path. You can miss one stray connection and destroy a brand new component.

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    I'll also guess it may be easier to integrate a modern motor with modern controls, too...

    Nice, machine, Brian! You need a bigger shop. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm McLeod View Post
    Sounds like a stand-up business.

    Sometimes 'starting over' with electrical issues is the best/fastest/cheapest path. You can miss one stray connection and destroy a brand new component.
    I totally agree, I was worried about frying the controls.

    This will have its own set of difficulties but, one thing at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    I'll also guess it may be easier to integrate a modern motor with modern controls, too...

    Nice, machine, Brian! You need a bigger shop. LOL
    Thanks, Jim! No doubt, I’m on the hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Holcombe View Post
    Thanks, Jim! No doubt, I’m on the hunt.
    I know where you can find a very nice shop that also comes with a large residence.
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    Have you talked with Mark Hennebury ? I believe he experience with super surfacers. Dave

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    Yes, Mark ordered me some parts for this machine and has been helping me get it sorted.
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    Hi David,
    Brian and I have talked, unfortunately I couldn't offer any help on the motor wiring.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Kumm View Post
    Have you talked with Mark Hennebury ? I believe he experience with super surfacers. Dave

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    Hi Brian, Glad that you got the motor sorted. Really decent of the rewind company to replace the motor for you.

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    Great to hear the motor shop was willing to step up! Iím looking forward to seeing what you do with this machine.
    Was there any US manufacture of super-surfaces?

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    Thanks, gents!
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