thanx jackerbes! its either 22 or 23... i'll have to go back and look, its been a while. i think its the size of the stator thats making the wire appear so big. the c2226 is a much smaller motor than the model number would suggest. link
heres that jbweld insulated stator. the jb needs to be redone. first attempt / learning process mistake
*edit* - just realized its kinda hard to see.... but if you look at the edges of each tooth, you can see some sharp spots on some.