Hmm, now how do you cut the spindle off without damaging the bearing or filling the motor with metal? Or is there room to accommodate it.
We used to routinely grind spindles off when 283's were more expensive than 240's to us. As we do when we run out of 283's or supply runs out due to poor supplier stock control. Its no hardship, hold it side on, flick it off with a cutting blade on a grinder and its gone in seconds.
As some of us will know, Dyson, for the DC41, supply an always unavailable "bucket assembly" for a motor @ mega money. Our solution was to sell another motor and advise people to change the TOC
and save them £££'s. However, we learned today that the lesser found DC33 motor
is the same bar the spindle (and one letter on the motor code that probably denotes that). I doubt the price will differ much but I will look into what each one costs so I can bring the cheapest solution to market for DC41 owners.
How we found this out today was during a conversion of an imported American model DC65 (which we call a DC41) to UK specification. That was quite challenging in several respects as more than you would expect differs with housings and rubbers, etc. It took three of us at one point [PCB issues, ratings on reset switches, and all those US black and white wires slowed the job down], and guess who [in the end] got the new motor back in the oddball US casing and decoded the weird US wiring from memory?
It will be finished on Monday [small issue with the recline mechanism I need to consult the DC65 internal manual that we are not allowed to see - cough cough], and in due course I will publish the differing motor types, what is cross compatible with what, and numbers.