If you can read the specifications off of the old motor capacitor you should be able
to find a replacement on Ebay or Grainger etc. and get it in working order. You might
also be able to find a manual for the machine and it might list the specifications for the
capacitors. I searched Google and could not find a copy of the manual, but there are a few
of these copy lathes out there, one of the owners might be able to get you needed info.