Now onto the next problem. The reason I pulled the cover on that Leland
motor in the first place was because there was a dent in the back case. Now
that I have the wiring figured out I need to address that... with a hammer.
And the more serious damage from whatever dented that housing. Two broken
blades on the cooling fan.
I figured finding an exact replacement was probably a no go. I stopped by a
local motor shop and they want to order in a blank arbor fan that may or may
not fit and then bore it to fit to be held on with a couple set screws.
That may be what I have to do eventually, but I thought it sounded a little
pricey for a fan blade. Even with a legitimate 30-45 minutes of machine
work to make it fit my motor if it fits the space available.
I am looking at other options first. The first and least likely is somebody
saying, "I have one of those on my junk pile. How about $XX.xx for it Bob?"
Searching with google for industrial motor cooling fans is beyond my
Internet savvy. I can find thousands of motors, but finding sources for
fans blades is a bit trickier.
Its off the cooling motor on a Leland 6273. The part number molded on the
blade is D252999. The fan is approximately 9.75 inches in diameter. It is
about 1.380 inches tall, and has a concave base. The bore when checked with
a caliper is .650 +/- The motor shaft measures at .660 so there is no doubt
some flaw in my technique.
There is an old grind mark that looks like the fan was balanced when it was
Picture can be seen here:
10 years ago