Couple of progress notes:
Changed the thermocouple over to one with more range- I now don't know how well done my roasts are...
If the wife asks where the meat thermometer has gone, YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT!
You can see the new little thermocouple above...
This is the display part- used to be part of a pen shaped temp probe. Goes up to 170+ celcius- way above my hall cooking temp! The previous one only went up to 70 so that got re-assisgned to shed duties. Yesterday I was happy to confirm that my excessive sweating was caused by a shed temperature of 41 celcius, not some rare disorder. If Doctorbass is reading this, feel free to send some snow my way- il fait tres chaud ici!
The probe is very similar to this one: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/180780023952?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
I also had two parcels arrive today- one was the motor tester- $25 delivered, and even with engrish instructions! Awesome.
The other package was a new Cellman controller, usb tune up cable and a Cycle Analyst. What a well made unit the CA is- well done Justin!
So anyway, I hooked the rejigged mac motor up to the tester, spun her up and..............
Looking good! Phases lights all come on when spun up and the halls all flash. Awesome.
Next step- connect new controller up and spin her. Paul has some concerns at my turning the yoke on the lathe and drilling a few holes in it for cooling- apparently the yokes are carefully balanced at the factory.
I'll spin it and see. If it doesn't vibrate itself to bits, she'll be getting put back together quick smart. Fingers crossed.