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#1 karl OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2015 - 04:14 PM

IMG_1588.JPG there is no identification on this.is it home made or was it production made?IMG_1585.JPG IMG_1586.JPG IMG_1590.JPG ,there isn't even a name on the compressor.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 04:20 PM

Looks like a homemade compressor. Looks a lot like a compressor from an old fridge or freezer. My brothers and I made a bunch like that back in the 50 and 60s. I was just a kid than but I remember helping. Looks like a nice outfit. i like the springs on the cart. Thanks for sharing.                                                     Roger


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 04:20 PM

To me it has homemade written all over it but I have been wrong many times before and what is to stop me now :D

 

Still a handy little setup for a portable air compressor to pull behind a tractor. Does the engine run and compressor work?


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 04:50 PM

it spins nice and putts air,but has no spark,and the exhaust nipple is broken. I ordered some tune up parts and a head gasket,so I can dive into it a little further.i'm going to make it my rolling tool box.hopeing that it will spin an air wrench.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:06 PM

I wanna say home brew.  I too thought "refrigeration unit" when I first saw it. Old Copeland fridge units used twin tanks similar to these.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:30 PM

To me it has homemade written all over it but I have been wrong many times before and what is to stop me now :D

 

Still a handy little setup for a portable air compressor to pull behind a tractor. Does the engine run and compressor work?

All that from the 'What's an air compressor?' guy!


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:46 PM

All that from the 'What's an air compressor?' guy!

 

You quoted the wrong guy on that one. That would have been the guy that posted right above you that started the infamous "What's an air compressor?" :D


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:49 PM

You quoted the wrong guy on that one. That would have been the guy that posted right above you that started the infamous "What's an air compressor?" :D

 

Oh yeah.........what's an air compressor??  :rolling:


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:49 PM

Sorry about that, George!


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:52 PM

Sorry about that, George!

 

All in good fun :D


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 06:50 PM

Looks like a homemade compressor. Looks a lot like a compressor from an old fridge or freezer. My brothers and I made a bunch like that back in the 50 and 60s. I was just a kid than but I remember helping. Looks like a nice outfit. i like the springs on the cart. Thanks for sharing.                                                     Roger

 

I know a guy around here who did that... and made quite a bit of money doing it, too.

 

Ben W.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Yep, home made. But well done.
Has to be an old commercial refer unit there. Cool idea to run it from the gas engine, I assume it has an unloader or blow off when pressure hits?
Is there any active throttle control?
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Posted January 08, 2015 - 07:29 PM

I would definitely clean that up & give it a good paint job. If you need it mainly for wrenching I would customize it with a hose rack, tool holders & miscellaneous items. A self contained air & tool tow-able cart.


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 12:03 AM

I know nothing......but wouldn't think it would have the power to run much of a tool! those little tanks?  Maybe 2hp engine or smaller? Doubt the presser is very fast either. Just had to add a negative side to this posting....... :poke:


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 01:00 AM

I know nothing......but wouldn't think it would have the power to run much of a tool! those little tanks?  Maybe 2hp engine or smaller? Doubt the presser is very fast either. Just had to add a negative side to this posting....... :poke:

Thank you for bringing the gloom and doom.....I agree.....but nice unit, you could always find a nice tank 80 plus gallon horizontal and make a air trailer for your gt.....


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