I was in the same situation as you needing a replacement motor for a wrecked single phase , ive gone for a 3 phase and a vfd ,the vfd came frome a mate (or will do when i pick it up ) and the motor (arrived today ) came from The AC Electric Motor Specialists - AC Electric Motor now they do inverters and are more than helpfull (i know less than nothing re motors ) they actually recomended a motor £4.00 more than the one i thought but a straight swap (saving time and more spends on modifications) and 10% off on first purchase (allready £20 cheaper than the rest ) and free 3 day carriage ..I have an old L5 with listed speeds of 273, 382, 614 & 960 in the 'high' range and 42, 60, 96, &150 in the 'low' range. It currently has a 60hz 1 phase 2 hp motor installed as I moved it to the UK from Canada. My shop is currently single phase as are all of my machines. The lathe was 'balanced' at 2 hp. More power would have been nice but not really necessary for the light work I do. The previous owner did a lot of work using aluminium and ground cutting tools that I just don't understand but work well. I don't really need more speed as I don't think the machine is up to it. Could you please recommend a suitable 1 phase replacement motor (& pulley) for this lathe.
I DONT WORK FOR THEM BY THE WAY