1460 12 inch Delta/Rockwell wood lathe (old style)

Just purchased used Delta/Rockwell 1460 wood lathe, old style.

Pretty much complete except for tool rest and the motor. I would be very lucky to find a replacement vintage motor but likely would have the money to buy it so I am looking for some advise on the best type of new replacement motor to consider?

I understand the original motor was 1/2 hp. 1725 rpm's. Do I need a matching stepped pulley on the motor shaft? I have a smaller 6" Rockwell lathe and it seems to have matched steps.

I hope that when I attach a new motor that the Head stock is OKAY!

Thanks for your help and advise.

Richard Hurst

Will send pictures tomorrow.

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