Another bag of worms
I have received a older free treadmill & taken it apart it has a motor rated at 2.65 HP with a continuous duty of 1.5 HP.
I am looking at this as an interim solution until I get a new lathe & hope to hook it up to run my old Delta double duty lathe.
The motor has a big cast iron flywheel & fan combination on the front. I am thinking it needs this for more then cooling? It also has the 1 1/4" ribbed pulley as an integral part of it. Would it be possible to rig a fan to blow on the motor & then mount a regular V belt pulley? Or does this motor need this as a fly wheel.
I have everything disassembled from the treadmill & re-hooked up & test run on the bench & it all works fine.
I am fine with lower speeds on this lathe so it wouldn't need to crank up to real high speeds 200-1200 would work just fine for me.
Also it there a way to control this system without the great big control panel, say closer to regular rheostat in size? The panel is 6" x 25".
I have figured out how to mount the panel so just what I need to get to will be exposed.
Any suggestions or recommendations are welcome.
Last edited by Bart Leetch; 03-31-2010 at 10:08 PM.
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