View Full Version : conway clutch
06-20-2002, 11:39 PM
what the heck is a conway clutch? is it suitable to hook up a pony motor to a large idler motor for a phase convertor? what else would work ? one way clutch? start cap? where would you get one cheap?
06-21-2002, 05:37 AM
When I made my converter, I used a piece of heavy hose and a couple of hose clamps with a bushing on the smaller shaft for a coupling.
Been running ten years like that.
Use motors are rated the same speed and leave the power on the pony while running.
Don't need all that high tech expensive stuff.
When the "coupling" wears out,
I'll spend another dollar to replace it.
06-21-2002, 02:56 PM
Reminds me of a really nasty coupling I saw years ago on a nasty piece of machinery - it was a piece of hose, two hose clips, and it was driving thru' a right angle! We used to joke that on a tough application like that you should use hydraulic hose instead of heater hose...
sorry, never heard of Conway.