Doug I'm at work and just logged on for the first time in a while. I haven't even finished reading this thread but I have built a three phase converter. It's not hard and probably cost me 100 bucks 20 years ago. It is made with an old 3phase motor out of a welder, a 110 motor out of a dishwasher, plywood and wire. Works great. If you want more info post up here and I will write something up. I'm swamped with work right now so havent been around much. Sorry I didn't see this sooner.
My Rover doesn’t leak oil, she is marking her territory.