Jeff - thanks for the woodworkers site and advice - i contacted them yesterday and they said they can rebuild the guides and if not would ship them back and or sell me replacements if they could not be repaired or if it was to expensive. So im going to ship off both the upper and lower guides to them early this next week.
I spent yesterday with a electrician friend of mine in the garage rewiring the Davis-Wells bandsaw and was eager to see if that motor would still work.
I originally thought with all the parts in hand i was looking at a hr or 2 at the most in rewiring. Well, after 2-3 trips to the hardware store which is a pain in the rear by itself I finally had everything. I could have rigged it up in a make-shift way but decided that im going to do this the best way i possibly can.
I used 8g wire on it from motor up and thru the extension cord. I could have used 10g and it would have been easier to work with but i got the wire from a electrical supply house where a friend works and it would have cost me the same so i went heavier.
Top wiring was done like this :Box is a 4x4, 2" deep with a 220 switch and rised plate. the 2" deep was easier to work with the wiring.
Bottom near the motor: 4x4 box, 2"deep for ease and i had to cut out a large hole in the middle of it to accomodate the wiring comming out of the motor. Then drilled 4 new holes to line up with the holes on the motor for mounting it.
I had cleaned up the greese fittings on it and lubbed them all up also.
There is no blade on it right now as i am cleaning the wheels up and need to get the guides fixed.
Cost: I would say around $70.00 and 4hrs to do the project but, i really like how it turned out.
Now the moment i have been waiting for.....plugged it in and threw the switch - it starts up slowly and runs like a champ. No noises no bad sounds and hums very quietly. I think we both stood back and just watched it for several minutes and were very happy that it still works like it did.......
Ok any comments let me know or ill keep you up on how its going.......
Next is to send off the guides for repair, order new tires, and clean it up for repainting.................Thanks Dan