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Old 11-28-2008, 05:09 PM   #364 (permalink)
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Just how hot was the motor getting?

To give you some idea as to how hot it was getting, let's just say it's hotness was the multiplicative inverse of Oprah's *******...

It's a 60 pound motor. After about a 4 or 5 mile drive in stop and go traffic, the motor would be hot. I could keep my hand on it, but holy cow, it was toasty! It's supposed to be rated at 103 amps at 1 hour, but part of the fan blades inside the motor were broken.
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