Rebuilding the King Rocket Ride Motor

Motor rebuild before and after.

This week I tear apart the electric motor for our King Amusement Company Supersonic Rocket Ride. This is a 1 hp Dayton motor with a centrifugal clutch. It needed new bearings, removal of some internal oxidation, touching up some insulation and a fresh coat of paint. Ran into a problem with the cooling fan though… Continue reading Rebuilding the King Rocket Ride Motor

Harbor Freight Electric Pressure Washer

The Harbor Freight Portland Pressure Washer

Purchased a Harbor Freight Electric Pressure Washer to see if it could tackle the peeling paint on our carnival ride restoration. This is the 1750 PSI model 63254 / 63255 sold under the Portland brand name.  These go on sale from time to time for about $80.  This seemed like pretty good value if it… Continue reading Harbor Freight Electric Pressure Washer