Next job was to strip down, clean and test the motor. The bearings were in good condition, but the oiling felts were bone dry.
All the old paint was stripped off, and the body sprayed in red oxide primer then satin black.
The windings were all cleaned, the felts re-oiled and the wiring corrected and replaced. The motor was then re-assembled.
A metal clad switch was added. the motor ran much quieter after this and it starts every time.