I have a 1950's Unisaw with the oval cutout in the cabinet. It came
with a new motor and a dead 'old' motor. I've had the old motor rewound
and bearings replaced, and am ready to install it.
[Side story: when I went to pick up the old motor, I paid and the
couter person rolled the motor out on a cart but said "want a minute,
Mr. Jones (forgot the real name) wants to talk to you. So the older guy
in the back who actually does the rewinding comes out--althogh he
recognized it as coming from a Unisaw, apparently my motor was unusual
enough that he wanted to see who had brought it in. He told me
appreciatively "they don't make them like that anymore" and "it should
last another fifty years now". Thought you guys would enjoy that.]
So I'm trying to put the old motor back on, and the pin won't go in.
When I got the saw, there was a bolt through the motor and carriage,
but I dutifully replaced it with the 'correct' Delta pin. I put the
motor down, and sure enough, although the pin is a snug fit in the
carriage, it's too small for the holes in the brackets on the motor.
I could try to find a smaller pin, but that would just be loose in the
carriage. I think the easiest 'fix' would be to drill the holes in the
motor brackets to fit the pin, but I thought I'd consult the wisdom of
rec.woodworking before removing metal I can't easily put back... Anyone
know if there's a difference between the pin diameter on the new versus
Also, my 'old' motor is missing the inspection caps and junction box
cover, so if anyone has a set they'd like to sell, please email me.