Found this thread loaded with info:
Rotary Phase Converter Designs and Plans - Page 6 - Practical Machinist - Largest Manufacturing Technology Forum on the Web
This is the motor: I was going to use it for an air blower, but i changed my mind. I don't need a air blower for anything at this point in time.
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fejKVXXm5X8"]YouTube - 5HP 2000CFM blower.[/nomedia]
Pictures of the motors plate attached as well.
Most of the auctioned equipment from the local factory is 460V 3 phase. (sanders, drills, saws, etc.) I know as long as its 3 phase most of the stuff can be rewired down to 240V 3 phase, which is what im after. Is there any way to make a practical 460V from a 240V single phase sub panel, and 3 phase motor? If so that would be more plug and play and require less wiring but its not required and may not even be possible. As long as i have access to 3 phase power i'll be a happy camper and it should make for a fun project.