Ok, I've never done this URL insert thingy so here goes. This
is the link for the B.I.C. motor upgrade (under the tread for the openning of your wonderful site, ironically
.) It's just a mention within the thread unfortunately (one of the last posts), not a tutorial. I figured you knew about the OL mod and you're right, they are way too expensive for me as well. Merrill's DC motor and power supply were even more, I believe. Also this
search on AA brought up some interesting info on using a Linn motor and power supply. You don't have to reposition the motor apparently, you just have to get the 50hz AR motor pulley to replace the smaller, 60hz Linn pulley. This also seems a bit pricey though. I've been looking for a motor mod for my EB 101 for a while now. The vibrating of that motor when idle, even if it is normal, just makes me cringe
. Hope this helps.