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    Im in a rare mood

    what motors does everyone have???

    i personally have west fronts and GE backs. GE's are harder and harder to find....if i were to start converting.......should it be west backs....Vantages favorite...or nationals.... <<--i think its still AMF's ?????

    upgrading to 90 backs is not an option..LOL

  • #2
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    Coors,

    I have the same motors you have. The only problem with GE pit motors is the end cap. When mine get bad and noisy I have Hilltop bowling repair them with a new bushing for the bearing race.

    king

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    • #3
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      West. and GE combo's on the machines.

      West, GE, National, Franklin and a Vantage on the B.E.'s.

      I got half a dozen national combos sitting in boxes I got from a center in ILL that did an upgrade. I really don't want to stick them on and add to the confusion.

      Jonas

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      • #4
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        1-24 westinghouse combos, GE and westinghouse backs

        25-60 All national

        My perfect world would be all backend motors being national and all combos westinghouse.

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        • #5
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          All lanes have Westinghouse on all three motors.

          Although, I have converted most of the older "079" Westinghouse Back-Ends to the newer "201" style. Which means changind out the rotor ass'y as well.


          Kat
          "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

          --Kat

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          • #6
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            i have all west..motors. Have herd the smiths run louder because of less winding,is this true?
            If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.&quot; -W.C.Fields

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            • #7
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              40 lanes, all Westinghouse/AOSmith. A mixture of 079's and 201's. Lots of spare combos, all Westinghouse/AOS's.
              Felix: All motors are too noisy! But seriously, in general excess noise, as far as windings go, can be caused by mixing the two different size windings and rotors. And if mixed, you shouldn't expect more than 2 years out of the winding. By the way, although all smiths are the newer type (smaller 325P201), later produced Westinghouse's are also 325's.
              AOSmith purchased the small motor division of Westinghouse in the 80's.

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              • #8
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                Monte Carlo in Ft. Collins, CO has every damn thing you could imagine! I don't know the brand names for them, but I can tell you that we have long-armature BE motors next to short-armature ones, with the motors that have:
                vent holes in the sides,
                long capacitors,
                short capacitors.
                They are randomly placed throughout the center. They never break - I have never even had to push a klixon back in - many have dates on them from the 80's. They have all been repainted at least once, and who ever painted them didn't care to cover the labels so I don't know any more than that.
                We also have random machines with solid table supports, adjustable table supports; cast distributor mounts, stamped distributor mounts, and many other oddities.
                It's a mishmash, but the place runs real good.
                Chad Q.

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                • #9
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                  I have National,Westinghouse,General Electric/amf and Leason mixed with some motors from Quality with 50 Hz and 60 Hz gearboxes.....

                  Well..... you learne a lot this way, thats all !

                  Martin
                  So it goes.

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                  • #10
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                    My set up is like this: 1-28 National combo &amp;
                    backsends, 29-42 G.E. combo &amp; backends, 43-66
                    westinghouse combo &amp; backends. I also have a few Franklin and leeson spares for the national motors. I like the national motor the best, thats because I don't have to work on them that often . I call them my work horse.
                    Kropy

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                    • #11
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                      nationals were by far the easiest to work on.....my pet peave was always getting the motors off the gearbox. anyone else have similar experiences?? i started filing the shafts down in the hopes that the next time would be easier.

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                      • #12
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                        Speaking of motors and gearboxes, anyone out there running Westinghouse Combos with 14.5 rpm output?

                        Kat
                        "Where are we going, and why are we in a hand basket?"

                        --Kat

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                        • #13
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                          nationals were by far the easiest to work on.....my pet peave was always getting the motors off the gearbox. anyone else have similar experiences??
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                          Try using copper anti-seize compound. Cost $10. Comes in a brush top can.

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                          anyone out there running Westinghouse Combos with 14.5 rpm output?
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                          Had one we used to run on the sweep. Converted it years ago. AMF used to sell a kit. Don't know if they still do or not?

                          Jonas

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                          • #14
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                            coors,
                            I put that anti-seize on the shafts once a year just in case I do need to change a motor, they pop off real easy.

                            Kropy

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                            • #15
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                              Coors,
                              We’ve done both, filed the shafts &amp; use anti-seize.

                              Hilton has all Nationals &amp; Greenbrae has everything except nationals. I prefer the Nationals myself but some of the parts are getting hard to find. Leeson motors are a good replacement. Good castings are impossible to find.

                              Jonas,
                              Do those Nationals have gearboxes? Would you be willing to part with them?

                              Dutch

                              [ February 15, 2001: Message edited by: dutch ]

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