After I put the motor back on the machine I let it run a bit. Smoke emanated from the motor and the sound was not promising. At All.
I found a lot of information generically about motors on-line and what I’ve concluded from my research is an educated guess that oil or grease have permeated this motor. Even though I surfaced cleaned the inside there’s still a fair amount of it in there.
Do you think somewhere along this machines’ life the brush tube was used as the lubricating point? I wonder. Those screws were broken so something must have gone on there and those brushes were slick and shiny…hmmm.
I removed the brushes and rubbed them down. Reminded me of art class and charcoal drawing. I unscrewed those caps and took cotton swabs and started cleaning…on both ends…
Finally a swab that is clean(er).
I gathered my 2 machines and started up the motors…and took some video…
The restoration continues!!!