Hey everyone, I have been reading a lot and I can’t believe how much information this forum has to offer. I’m at the point now where I have all the parts and I’m getting my project going. I will be making a post dedicated to my build soon. I don’t have too much experience as far as working with motors so I’m trying to learn as I go . Anyways, I’m in the process of waterproofing my motor with Corrosion X. I pulled the shaft and the rotor out in one piece to fill it up half way as I have seen many people suggest. When I go to put the assembly back into the can though, the spacer on the shaft that sits on the bearing keeps falling off and stopping me from closing the motor. I have since drained the fluid back out in hopes to try it out first. I am certain the spacer is still on the shaft because when I pull it back out, it’s still sitting where it should. After compressing the lid as far down as I can, there is still a .5 inch space that I can’t compress to close the motor . To summarize I have two questions:
How do you keep the spacer attached to the shaft when putting everything back into the motor?
What’s the technique for lining up the shaft and resealing the lid so I can screw it all together?
Here’s a pic of the situation now…