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  • Bridgeport type Motor needed!

    I bought a 3HP Hightower Bridgeport clone in great shape except the motor is gone. I have the clutch/vari drive parts just not the motor. I can use 1 or 3 phase. Any help in locating one will be appreciated. I hate to spend a fortune but it's a nice machine but I can buy a real 2HP Bridgeport for $500 & I just can't bring myself to scrap anything thing that still has life in it, especially old stuff. Thanks!
    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
    country, in easy stages."
    ~ James Madison

  • #2
    Could you make an adapter plate and run a "C" face motor?

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    • #3
      If this is the typical bridgeport long shaft style motor you can try to get fairly cheap c face motor and extend the shaft via welding on a stub and turning down the shaft then cutting a keyway in it. Somewhere on here or PM there is a nice thread on just such a project.

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      • #4
        Motor

        A replacement motor not available? Rewind the old one. It is not too difficult as the three hp size is large enough manually wind in the coils. Carefully take the old one apart and make notes of the coil placement.

        JRW

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        • #5
          Problem is the motor is not bad, it missing.
          "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
          world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
          country, in easy stages."
          ~ James Madison

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          • #6
            flylo,
            If you are interested in a real 2HP Bridgeport motor(new) send me a PM.
            JIM : You don't get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression.

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            • #7
              This guys has been advertising 3 and 5hp bp clone motors for month on the seattle CL

              http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/tls/2670835443.html

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              • #8
                Thanks! I was looking for a motor & bought a nice 2HP Brideport for $500 but I still want to get the Hightower going. I like it better for some reason.
                "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                country, in easy stages."
                ~ James Madison

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                • #9
                  Careful... they breed...

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                  • #10
                    3 so far and that's after I sold a small Grizzly last week. They also seem to get larger but bigger is better they say. Although I was having a blast tonight turning alum on my newly acquired Atlas 6x18 lathe. For some reason I just love it. It's just a shrunken 12x36.
                    "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                    world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                    country, in easy stages."
                    ~ James Madison

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