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#1 skyrydr2 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 03:52 PM

Here is a shot of my present, and pressing project. I need to finish this before I can restore my 125 LGT . As I need it to sandblast the parts.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Ah,there it is. :smilewink: That will help you out a lot.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 04:08 PM

Keith, I removed the double post. Ah......gas powered compressor eh!

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Thanks Dan, Yup , found a good use for the old engine out of my GT 18 -6 .;)

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 06:35 PM

You will like the gas powered one! Thats what I was doing in my profile picture. and same I needed it for my blasters. I mounted mine on a small trailer so I can take it to my dad's or were ever I need it. Good luck on your project! :thumbs:

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:08 PM

Good luck with the compressor, Keith. That should work real good for your needs.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:15 PM

That is neat, look all hand made, looks good.

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Posted March 13, 2012 - 07:56 PM

I only need a few items to get it working, one is the cut out valve and a pulley for the engine, oh and an axle with wheels, as this one is also going to ne on a trailer . I also need it for my irrigation system in the fall to purge it.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 06:40 PM

Ok ,finally got it done and took a few pics . Only need to get a dedicated battery and hook up the charging wires. The throttle works awsome and that Briggs runs pretty nice considering it sat for 2 years.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 06:51 PM

Looks good, Keith. Glad you got it working good.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:27 PM

I like that idea, air wherever you need it. Much better than just a storage tank.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:39 PM

That sucker should move some air. You did a nice job. You should elaborate on the throttle control in case someone else would need to build something like it.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:51 PM

Looks good! I need something that size. I have one small electric one and 3 huge 180 psi ones. Maybe my next project will be to put one of them on wheels and make a trailer like yours. Two of them just sit in the garage and take up space right now.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 03:18 AM

Throttle was easy, the valve was $79 from the local air compressor shop and I had a few of the air cylinders laying around . Most of the good un-loader valves have the actuator circuit built in, you just need to remove the plug. The cylinder I used is a bit of overkill but it was free, I just bent up the throttle cable to fit around the shaft and attached a tab and spring for throttle up and we were good to go.
When you want to start it, just flip up the silver lever and it in loads the compressor and when your running and warmed up, flip it down and make air.




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