An update on my ideal windlass rebuild
. The old brushes were only about a quarter inch long. I did finally replace the brushs and brush carrier with new brushes. But alas I had a short in the field wiring
to ground also. Chants were said.
To make a long story short I found out that Western Motor Service
is the OEM for the motor on the ideal windlass. The part number from Western Motor is a wms model W- 8900. Cost $313 plus shipping
. this for the bi-directional two pole motor. For the single
Direction motor the model number is W-7003. Both for a ideal v3c. most likely the same motor was used on all of them.
I decided just to get a brand new motor as the price was not to excessive. so that solves off all my trials and tribulations at least as The Windlass goes.