Thought I'd update. The original motor has been going good for over 2 weeks. Finally got around to putting in the replacement though. Direct bolt in and had to just connect the wires as the replacement didn't have the spade bit connections of the original. Carson Electric got the replacement right. New motor $150.
Now what can I build with the old motor???? Use it with a belt to drive a grinder wheel?
The motor is labeled as needing oiling....but it's inside the furnace housing and on the housing it states that the motor does NOT need oiling (doesn't matter to the furnace manufacturer what the component maker states). lol Guess if the motor dies the HVAC guys get to(try to) make a service call. They don't like anyone to get inside a furnace...and for the vast majority of people, they shouldn't.