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Posted January 06, 2016 - 02:31 PM

I have had this all summer but just recently got it up and running and it works very well.This company has been making these since the flat head Ford and I think this one is only slightly newer.

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 02:41 PM

That right there is an engine.  Anything else you want to know?


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 02:41 PM

Looks like it says smith on the manifold. I take it must be a Gordon Smith compressor? I have one built from a model A Ford engine but its in sad shape. Built in Tennessee if I remember right.
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 02:44 PM

That right there is an engine.  Anything else you want to know?

Actually you are only half right but that is still above your average. :D


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 02:45 PM

Looks like it says smith on the manifold. I take it must be a Gordon Smith compressor? I have one built from a model A Ford engine but its in sad shape. Built in Tennessee if I remember right.

Yes you are correct.Are you going to restore it?



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Posted January 06, 2016 - 02:58 PM

.Are you going to restore it?

 

I doubt it. It's not real high on the priority list. The reed valves on the compressor were just a solid chunk of rust. It would be more likely to get used as a core for a model A. The conversion doesn't ruin the block to where it couldn't go back as an engine.


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 02:58 PM

It's half engine and half compressor! Cool stuff!


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 03:00 PM

Actually you are only half right but that is still above your average. :D

You're right!  I didn't think I did that good.  Oh happy day...


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 05:04 PM

  I saw one yrs ago that had a Ford 302, one bank engine the other bank compressor.

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Posted January 06, 2016 - 05:15 PM

I saw one yrs ago that had a Ford 302, one bank engine the other bank compressor.
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My friends dad in HS had one.
1" air line.
Absolute beasts.
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 05:25 PM

  I saw one yrs ago that had a Ford 302, one bank engine the other bank compressor.

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A good friend of mine has one with a 302 and he uses it for his hole hawg and road boring.They also made a 460 version.



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Posted January 06, 2016 - 05:28 PM

My friends dad in HS had one.
1" air line.
Absolute beasts.

This one is probably about as small as they make and it's 75 cfm as near as I can tell.You would never think it would even run on half the cylinders let along compress air.This one has a Farmall A carb and it seems just about right for it.



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Posted January 06, 2016 - 06:25 PM

My friends dad in HS had one.
1" air line.
Absolute beasts.


Which dad did he have in GS?
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Posted January 06, 2016 - 07:56 PM

A good friend of mine has one with a 302 and he uses it for his hole hawg and road boring.They also made a 460 version.

If I remember correctly, one bank of 4 cylinders "ran" and the other bank of 4 cylinders made up the air compressor.


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Posted January 06, 2016 - 09:24 PM

There used to be a crew here in Newton who specialized in rebuilding commercial
and industrial air compressors. if you hooked up with an outfit like that you might be surprised to find
Replacement reed valves available. When I worked in the maintenece department at the factory, we replaced 3 huge piston compressors with 1 huge compressor (Gardener Denver I think) it was a very large Roots Screw type compressor( like the old GMC Blowers)I do not rember how big the electric motor that ran it was.
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