Ping Gunner-DC motors

Hey Gunner,
I sent you an e-mail but I'm not sure if you got it. I'm looking for a DC
motor to drive an old Champion forge blower and seem to remember you posting
that you had some. I'm flexible on mounting and rpm(higher is better) since
I need to fabricate mounts and shafts ect. I have the original motor
(universal wound) but it's shot and the motor guy says at least $300 to
rewind/rebuild, so I figure DC w/ speed control would be a good bet.My other
option is any old surplus 110v motor that will fit and use a blast gate to
control the air. The end use is in a flatbed coal forge I'm together. Take a
look and see what you have, also do you still have air cylinders?
Thanks
AndrewV
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Andrew, why bother Gunner in California? There are at least a couple of dozen treadmills listed in Craigslist and Want Ad Digest a lot closer to where you are (unless you moved recently), and any (motorized) treadmill offers you a DC motor (usually 3500-5000 rpm) and a speed controller that works with it. $75-$80 and a trip to Saratoga Springs or Vorheesville will get you one according to current advertisments. Patience and visiting your local dump/transfer station/recycling shed will often yield them for free, oddly enough usually working fine.
I personally (you've visited my shop-in-progress) can probably offer you (for what I paid for it surplus) a DC motor which might be a bit on the small side for a lathe, but just fine for a blower, but I can't offer you a controller to go with it, and even through surplus you'll probably find the under $100 treadmills cheaper than getting a motor and controller separately. The controller I can find at Surplus Center is twice the price of a used treadmill, and comes without a motor...
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Ecnerwal
Sorry..didnt get it. Ive still got about about 15 or so NOS tread mill moters, 2.5hp, DC, 110vt.
And yes..Ive got a shit load of air cylinders.
Come on over and take your pick.
Gunner
"A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences." - Proverbs 22:3
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Gunner
Gunner I tried your e-mail again
Thanks
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AndrewV
I sent you an e-mail
Thanks
Andrew
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AndrewV
Got it this time. Im working on it. I stacked all the air cylinders this past weekend..I worked Saturday -Tuesday night....and Im getting to the point of finding daylight. The Chevy van that was buried is now in my drive way (still full of computer equipment..but...) Odd..tags expired in 1998...coulda swore ..never mind
Gunner
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