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outback
12-23-2005, 05:59 PM
I need to build a rotary phase converter and need a 3 hp motor for an idler.

I'll buy the motor and also drive up to 100 miles to pick it up. I live South and East of Rockford Illinois.

Email me at jglass52@hotmail.com if you have a motor

Thanks
Jim

CCWKen
12-23-2005, 06:11 PM
You can get a brand new one, cheap.

www.surpluscenter.com (http://www.surpluscenter.com)

Dawai
12-23-2005, 06:23 PM
I got a ten hp sitting under my gang box. It's a armload, I guesstimate about eighty pounds.

Heavy rascal.. Like mentioned.. you can get a cheap one local, call the motor shops. (probably as cheap as shipping)
Sometimes plants don't pick them up after rewinding.

I have paid $5 a hp locally for used ones.

SGW
12-24-2005, 06:55 AM
As Dave suggests -- try a motor shop that rebuilds motors. Or a scrap yard.