dusty wrote:If you have the correct strain relief it will be very difficult to maneuver and especially so unless you have the appropriate tool for that strain relief. A pair of pliers or long nose is not the correct tool. I posted a diagram that shows how close the belt is to the way tubes. About 1/2" or so. Close, in this case is not an issue.
You could drop the motor pan (with motor mounted) and perform a visual inspection. There is no excess of space in the pan with the motor installed but the space is adequate.
I do assume (of course you do) that you have an appropriate motor. One built for a Shopsmith. I don't know of any suitable substitute.
Yea, correct motor. I posted pix earlier..somewhere in this thread. (post 258019):confused: I'm pretty sure of the strain relief, as it came from another Mark V, had to drill the pan out to 3/4 hole, but yea you never can tell! What is the proper tool pray-tell? You listed the two favorite go to tools for me to install the strain relief.
BTW, with the motor mounted... I can visually inspect about nothing on this old greenie! Adding the access hole under the logo plate, was one of shopsmith's better ideas!
I can't even see that there is only 1/16 inch between the quill and the on/off switch with quill extended! with the motor mounted, I have to fish the control sheave loop off the "pork chop" with a stick!..small stick.. Geese! I had the motor/pan combo on, and off for the better part of a day, till I finally got it workable. Turns out, I had not enough wire between the strain relief and switch, when it was in it's original position. (that's when the needle nose , and slip-joint pliers came into play)
Don't know how the previous owner used it this way. I never did find a suitable place to attach the ground wire!! Ended up adding a nut to the top motor pan screw (on the user side).