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    BWAHAHHAHHAHAAHAhhahaa

    BWAHAHHAHHAHAAHAhhahaa
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    lol THAT part is gonna take some time. Mitch has...

    lol THAT part is gonna take some time. Mitch has what he calls a "transmission" which is a pulley thing, and this motor was never run on this particular press. Here's an example of a similar rig in...
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    Right? It sounds so sweet, too. Imagine...

    Right? It sounds so sweet, too. Imagine starting up an 80-year old gas motor that hadn't run for 40 years or so... if you could even get it to start! It has so much momentum, it takes a while for...
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    After we poured through everything on the...

    After we poured through everything on the interwebs, and talked to a few people, and texted my electrician ("take it to a motor guy and let him figure it out, I'm busy!") I looked at it a little...
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    It's for a friend's letterpress printing press. ...

    It's for a friend's letterpress printing press. OEM. :D

    Yeah, there was no solid state high-power capable variable speed control back in 1940. Not until 1986, if memory serves! (...don't MAKE...
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    Yeah, there are coils on the outside, you can...

    Yeah, there are coils on the outside, you can just see them in one of the photos. It looks like you just group the wires by color, and connect them to the plug. Yellow to one side, orange to the...
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    i may have answered my own question:...

    i may have answered my own question: http://www.briarpress.org/41319
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    AC Variable Speed Motor wiring

    OK, this is actually for an old printing press, but it's an AC (110-220V 1ph) brushed motor with a "speed control". That is, you change the position of the brushes and the speed changes. I'm trying...
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