Thanks everybody for your responses. It IS a 3 phase, nine wires comin
out of it. An ancient 'bullet' motor from an old unisaw, 1940's I
think. I completely disassembled it, and discovered a broken wire, so
some of you were right, its wasn't gettin 3 phases. It works like a
charm now, and my 1st 3 phase wiring job turned out great, mainly
because I'm still alive!!