this is a little project i've been working on for a few months. i finally finished it up today. i inherited this press from my granddad back in the late '90s. it came to me with a 1/2hp induction motor and the skinniest belt drive system i've ever seen in my life. i picked up this 2hp treadmill motor and variable speed dc controller off ebay. i have about 120.00 invested in both. my next problem was what to do for pulleys. i liked the idea of using ribbed serpentine belts, so i decided to convert a couple of water pump pulleys. here is the finished product.