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#76 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted February 14, 2011 - 09:15 AM

I will get olcowhand to make me up some Ingersoll Rand stickers to put on it then :D


I can do that! :thumbs:

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Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:15 AM

Nutin,
You might want to check out Burdens Surpluss Center for a motor, & belts etc. They seem to have a better selection than Northern, especially for belts pulleys etc.
5hp Leeson comp motor, single ph, 3450 rpm, cap start, & run $159 Surplus Center - 5 HP 230 VAC 3450 RPM LEESON AIR COMPRESSOR MOTOR

or Leeson 5hp, 1740 rpm, $420 Surplus Center - 5 HP 208-230 VAC 1740 RPM MOTOR LEESON M-5-184T

Farm duty WEG 1740 rpm 5hp : http://www.surplusce...atname=electric

They also have others that may suit your needs.
Joe

Edited by RailmanB110, February 14, 2011 - 10:21 AM.

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Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:51 AM

I printed out a chart for frame size measurements. I would like to get the correct frame size motor so it bolts up to the original holes and use the original tensioner. It is either a 184T or a 213T. I gotta wait until I get the compressor pump and flywheel mounted back on the tank so I can get some accurate measurements.

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Posted February 14, 2011 - 08:30 PM

They also have a tech section with some info, & calculators that I find helpfull.
Surplus Center - Tech Help

I really like their BX 5/8" belts. The BX is a high grip, high torque, low hp drain design. I changed out a Powermatic 10hp planer to increase the cutterhead rpm using their pulleys & belts, & I was able to go to a two belt, vs the oringinal 3 belt. We often plane as much as 1/2" in a single pass, without any problems, so I know the belts are good. http://www.surplusce...LEN=20&PageNo=2

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 12:53 AM

Nutin,
You might want to check out Burdens Surpluss Center for a motor, & belts etc. They seem to have a better selection than Northern, especially for belts pulleys etc.
5hp Leeson comp motor, single ph, 3450 rpm, cap start, & run $159 Surplus Center - 5 HP 230 VAC 3450 RPM LEESON AIR COMPRESSOR MOTOR

or Leeson 5hp, 1740 rpm, $420 Surplus Center - 5 HP 208-230 VAC 1740 RPM MOTOR LEESON M-5-184T

Farm duty WEG 1740 rpm 5hp : Surplus Center - 5 HP 1730 RPM TEFC FARM DUTY MOTOR WEG

They also have others that may suit your needs.
Joe



I would stay very far away from that motor that costs $159 for 5 HP. It says SPL which stands for "SPECIAL". If it says "special" for the HP rating then it is what I call marketing hype and should not be used. This motor is in a 56 frame and weighs only 38 lbs which for 5HP for a 60HZ motor is not possible, at least as a continuous 24/7 rating. Better to spend the $400 or so dollars than to be sorry that you lost $159 down the drain from a fried motor.

I buy motors sometimes from http://electricmotorwarehouse.com or surpluscenter.com or if I need a portable compressor for 24 volts or 12 volts I like to use this motor: Motor D&D ES-80A 12-48 VDC Series Wound Single Shaft

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Posted February 15, 2011 - 02:20 AM

Eaton Compressor & Fabrication Inc best compressor you will buy for the money

could not agree more
dollar for dollar/cfm you wont ever beat an eaton ,I use mine almost daily and they come with 1 helluva warranty

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 04:37 PM

I finally got pretty much all of the painting done for the compressor and tank. Now I just gotta get an electric motor which I think I am going to go with a 7.5 horsepower especially after going to tractor supply again today and looking at the $2,000 7.5hp compressor, the compressor pump on my compressor is huge compared to that $2,000 one and I would rather spend a little more now and get a better sized motor then to settle for a 5hp and regret or burn it up later.

Anyway here are the pics:

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 04:59 PM

Thats looking really nice!

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 06:54 PM

Looks like a new one George! Great job!

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 07:16 PM

George, you really did a nice job on the compresser, I think you will be very happy with that unit.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 07:20 PM

Nice looking job on your compressor George! You should never run out of air with that baby.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:07 PM

Wowsers, that looks better than new. Nice job George.

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:12 PM

I don't know guys, the compressor unit looks kind of small! :bigrofl: NOT!
Would love to have as much air as this thing's gonna push out!


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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:36 PM

I don't know guys, the compressor unit looks kind of small! :bigrofl: NOT!
Would love to have as much air as this thing's gonna push out!


Are we going to put a small pot together to take wagers on the cycle time from empty tank to cut out?

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Posted February 20, 2011 - 10:43 PM

Are we going to put a small pot together to take wagers on the cycle time from empty tank to cut out?


We can wait till I have the specs of the motor and have it all ready and setup and I will video it from start to finish with the time readout on the video. I won't be involved in the wagering LOL.




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