Purple Phaze Project 
Bringing the Big Yellow Beast home, the 13
Bringing the Big Yellow Beast home, the 13" Allis Chalmers motor destined to power Purple Phaze. If you look closely, you can see the lever for the moveable brush rigging.
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Armature in stock condition with its fan still intact. This armature alone, weighs 170 lbs. That's more than an entire 9 inch motor! Note it's spiraled laminations, good for making smooth and powerful torque.
Armature in stock condition with its fan still intact. This armature alone, weighs 170 lbs. That's more than an entire 9 inch motor! Note it's spiraled laminations, good for making smooth and powerful torque.
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Armature right out of the baking oven, with the com not yet cleaned off and polished. The power-robbing fan has been removed. It has new insulation and extra fiberglass banding to help keep it together at high rpms.
Armature right out of the baking oven, with the com not yet cleaned off and polished. The power-robbing fan has been removed. It has new insulation and extra fiberglass banding to help keep it together at high rpms.
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Heavy Duty Interconnects. Jim Husted of Hi Torque Electric, did a great job and stuffed in double flexible 4 gauge brush interconnect wires, per my insistence :-)
Jim's craftsmanship is top notch.
Heavy Duty Interconnects. Jim Husted of Hi Torque Electric, did a great job and stuffed in double flexible 4 gauge brush interconnect wires, per my insistence :-)
Jim's craftsmanship is top notch.
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Movable Brush Rigging. Jim created an elegant design. Note the massive wrapped copper brush interconnect. A 12V operated linear actuator will control the lever for precise brush timing, adjustable on the fly!
Movable Brush Rigging. Jim created an elegant design. Note the massive wrapped copper brush interconnect. A 12V operated linear actuator will control the lever for precise brush timing, adjustable on the fly!
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Father Time's Aluminum Work. FT did an artiful design, even on the inside with a conical shaped main bearing support. This  end bell was created from a solid slab of aluminum and replaces 60 lbs. of heavy steel parts, reducing the motor's weight from 390 lbs. to a more reasonable 350 lbs.
Father Time's Aluminum Work. FT did an artiful design, even on the inside with a conical shaped main bearing support. This end bell was created from a solid slab of aluminum and replaces 60 lbs. of heavy steel parts, reducing the motor's weight from 390 lbs. to a more reasonable 350 lbs.
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Checking low power operation
Checking low power operation
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