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#1 Pitt Man

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:06 PM

Hi guys,

I received this NOS Pittman motor today.

Tried fitting it in a JK hypoid mount, but only the shaft will fit...

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So then I thought, maybe it would fit my Champion Indy frame... nope.

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As a last resort, perhaps my Parma International 32... almost, but the shaft is too long.

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OK, pardon my humor. :prankster2:

This is a very old Pittman DC-8, so old in fact, it's the first time I've seen this address on a Pittman box. I can't date it yet, but someday I'll figure it out.

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This behemoth is HUGE. A .250" diameter shaft, magnet is 1.62" diameter x 1.25" long and weighs in at over 1.6 pounds! Stole it for a song on the 'bay.

Anybody have info on this motor or Pittman address?
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:13 PM

O-gauge train motor from 1955-62...
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:24 PM

DC-8? Wasn't that an airliner? That motor is big enough to be one!

Please submit to the IRRA™ technical committee for approval.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:38 PM

At least it's not an AC-8! :laugh2:
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:59 PM

That's the wrong JK bracket, try a non-hypoid JK :D

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:17 PM

I would try a larger scale myself! :rolleyes:


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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:41 PM

I got a Ram 850 (Pittman 85) a month or so ago and thought it was big. Now I'm pretty deflated! :)
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:08 PM

Not sure what the part number is, but I have an old Pittman fitted to a 1/24 Strom-becker M-B F-1 body that DOES fill the frame....about 1 inch cube magnet.
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