Hi all, Is it just around here (NE Massachusetts) that it seems that no place seems to sell replacement brushes for motors anymore? Used to be that every rinky-dink hardware store around at least a small assortment to look through. Now no place seems to.
I need brushes for a 3/4 HP 90V DC motor. It is a rectangular brush, the face that runs on the commutator is 0.312" X 0.625" and it has a shunt (the little copper wire & metal contact) and spring attached. I do not know what the length is supposed to be offhand, but it would not seem such a difficult thing to find. I tried the biggest old-tyme hardware store around here (goes way back to the mill fabric mill era, 7 HUGE creaking floors of stuff, some of which I'm sure has not been sold in 30 years, etc.), they don't carry them. I even tried the local motor service and rebuilder guy, good size shop, he rewinds motors for the place I work all the time. He does not stock them! WHAT?!?!
I found a few places on the web, but at least the ones I found were not the sort of places that would deal in 2 or 4 pc quantities.
Any of you guys have a secret source or a hot lead for me?
Thanks for any ideas.