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I found this 2 hp motor on CL, paid $40.

It is physically larger than the 1 hp, but initial examination tells me it will fit (with modifications of course).

The shaft is 1" dia., the original is 7/8", which means boring and broaching in order to use the original pulley. The motor came with a triple sheave which is about 1/2" smaller than the larger original drive pulley. The seller gave me a 4-step pulley with correct bore and keyway. I it trimmed down to a 2-step, the large step is 1/2" larger than the original (4" vs 3.5"). I'm inclined to use this one. I would like to get a little more speed and I don't think this would be too much for the spindle bearings.

Trying to get all my ducks in a row BEFORE I pull the 1 hp out. I won't have use of the lathe until the I get the new motor in.

Looking for opinions, experiences and suggestions.

Thanks