lathe motor options?
I've acquired a free 1941 Delta model 955 9" x 48" in very good condition, but it needs a motor, it came with a 1/3 hp washing machine motor but it is shot. The home made stand is set up for direct belt drive with 4 belt positions on the headstock and 4 on the bad motor pulley.
As a novice to turning and just learning what motors and HP should I consider. Since I have nothing invested so far would it be worth some kind of variable speed motor, or just stick with the 4 pulley positions?