Well, that was quick. I ordered it last Thursday and it shows up Tuesday . FedEx Freight was great as usual. Rolled it right into the shop. The driver pointed out one small puncture on box 2. We opened the box and did a careful inspection of the filter; no damage. It appears Grizzly made good on assuring that I got one with the larger impeller and the filter brush already installed (way to go Shiraz).
With the holidays upon us I probably won't get around to setting this guy up till after the first of the year. I guess that'll give me time to pick up ducting and do some checking to see if it is going to fit where I think it is going to fit . Following my own advice, I will unbox and inspect everything right away; then re-box it for safe keeping.
I ran 10 gauge to the outlet planned for this, wired and breaker'd it for 110v and have been running my 1HP Delta on it. I just need to swap the outlet and the breaker for 220v so that part of the plan looks like it will actually work out . Once I start the installation I will try to be diligent about photos and progress notes. I know how much other's time and effort in discussing the process helped me along and I want to add to that knowledge-base.