Originally Posted by DIT
Just looking for some info on what way to wire this motor just to test run it.
Are the 4 connections live and will it have a separate earth wire?
It's ok not to know, it's tricky. I was the same at this stage of my conversion. Ask questions and read up as required!
It looks like a series wound (dc) motor to me. Judging by the brushes and the fact it has 4 connections.
You need the field windings (casing) in series with the armature (brushes).
The order that you do it in will determine the direction the motor rotates.
Take a read of this Page of my build thread for more info. Major is a guru.
For your application. i'd get 3 jump leads and an old starter battery.
Short 2 studs together. And connect the other 2 to a battery.
Are there any markings on the motor terminals? If so make sure you short ones that begin with different letters.
As an example. It may be marked a1, a2, y1,y2.
Check that the motor spins the right direction for your gearbox.