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So I’ve got a R & M 16” tank, I’m trying to get back together, first issue is the armature is turning counterclockwise and the blade that came with the tank is telling me it’s supposed to be turning. Clockwise.   Questions are, are R & M tanks supposed to turn clockwise?  I’m assuming by photos in looking at the answer is yes.  If so, how can I get this stator / windings / to turn clockwise???  Any help / comments are greatly appreciated.  Rick. 

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I don’t think so. The motor tag is a R & M motor tag the cage had a flag, some of it is still on the cage. That blade is meant to turn clockwise. But it wants to turn counterclockwise.   I’m aware that all Westy tanks turn counterclockwise, but think all

R & M  tanks and lollipops spin clockwise.  
 

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R&M tanks and Westy tanks are one in the same. R&M simply changed the motor tag and cage badge.

 The pictures below are from the R&M tank I just finished. It runs CCW.

Lollipops do spin CW but they have a cast hub vs the stamped hub on a tank.

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9 minutes ago, Rick Eisenbeisz said:

Okay, I get it. All tanks, westys and R & Ms should run counterclockwise. Okay understood.  But an R & M Lollipop, 12 or 16 inch run clockwise, yes???

Yes, both sizes of the lollipop spin CW. Not sure why.

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On 2/27/2023 at 6:51 PM, Ron May said:

R&M tanks and Westy tanks are one in the same. R&M simply changed the motor tag and cage badge.

 The pictures below are from the R&M tank I just finished. It runs CCW.

Lollipops do spin CW but they have a cast hub vs the stamped hub on a tank.

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OMG !! Beautiful Restoration Ron !! On my bucket list to get one.

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