Swapped out the damaged bearing and got the arbor assy back together tonight.
Then I mounted the arbor and the motor and lined up the pulleys. But in the process of tightening up the bolt that locks the motor in position on its pivot, I stripped the threads. Steel Bolt and cast motor bracket…. you guess which one won that battle.
It’s a 7/16” fine thread, with plenty of thickness around it, so I’m hoping I can drill out the motor bracket by hand, without removing it, and then tap it to 1/2” UNC.
The motor slipped in my hands while mounting it, and The starting capacitor cover was dented. I sure hope the cap isn’t damaged, as that will cos me a pretty penny to have it replaced.
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