A mate recently acquired a Hayes Diemaster milling machine and it currently has a 1hp Brooks 415V 3 phase motor. There is currently not provision for it to be wired as 240V or 415V as the motor only has 3 wires coming from inside the motor. I was wondering if anyone knows if it's an easy change to get access to the other 3 ends which I presume are currently commoned for star configuration. This would allow running from a 240V 3 phase inverter. My mate is currently considering the options of buying a 3 phase inverter or a 1hp single phase motor to get the mill running.
Interestingly when we took the cover off the motor the Brooks pamphlet for the motor was under the cover, probably been there since the machine was built, it was very oily but still readable.