Alliance Rotor Help (Please)

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While cleaning out some old junk from under my house,
I came across an old Alliance Tenna Rotor (possibly) T-45. It's 5 wire.
It belonged to my grandfather years ago before I moved
in. I do not have the controller but I do remember the controller
he had was the one with the N E S W N lettering on the face and the
long white button on the top of the unit. I just have the rotor itself.

Is there a way to test this rotor by feeding it 24vac?
I just want to test the unit to see if it works. If it does
then I'll go on my pilgrimage to find a controller.
 
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According to the service manual (https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1026085/Alliance-Tenna-Rotor-T-10.html#manual)your rotor uses the T-10 control.. Found one here Alliance T-10 Tenna Rotor Antenna Rotator HAM AMATEUR TV CB FM Bakelite Box VTG | eBay

Might want to download the service manual, and do a little maintenance on the rotor before you hook it up.. Clean it up and re-grease the gears at least.
I saw the post for the controller. Only $21.00 +/- but I figured why spend $20
if the rotor itself is dead. I'm mainly looking for a way to hook up a small AC
transformer and, at least, hit the forward and reverse coils to see if it even works.
But I would like to know (for sure) which terminals to hit with voltage so I don't
fry what could be a working rotor
Page 36 shows a 5 connection rotor. It looks, to me, as though if I hit voltage to
Pins 2 and 3 I will get one direction, and Pins 3 and 4 will get me the other direction.
(If I'm reading it right)
I can use a 24 VAC transformer with a motor control (rheostat) connected and start
at about 15 volts and work my way up. Yes? No?

I have been cleaning the cobwebs and spider eggs out of the motor and getting
ready to wire brush, and grease the gears
 
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Look at the schematic and you should be able to figure out which wires go where..

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There has to be more than 1 person with any input on
this subject. I've tried several things including the non-
polarized capacitor with 24 volts across Pins 2 and 3
and Pins 3 and 4 and I get nothing. I took resistance
readings and pretty much get what the manual says.
I get nothing from Pin 1 to 2, 1 to 3, 1 to 4, same thing
with Pin 5. I do get some reading between 1 and 5 but
non consistent.
I still say there has to be some way to test this without
having to spend the money for a controller.
 
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