Got a vexing problem I'm looking for a solution to.
Got a '70 vintage portable air compressor. Nice unit. Good sized tank, and
a roll-around. The compressor pump broke a crank recently. It's an old
Campbell Hausfeld. They no longer have parts support for it.
I don't want to just toss out the whole thing because of a bad pump. So,
the thing to do is to replace the pump---but inexpensively----because I can
buy a new, similar complete unit today for approx $125.
I'm not having any luck finding a replacement air pump in the $35-$45 price
range (and yes, I've been haunting Ebay looking for one).
Anyway, I vaguely recall hearing about people who've converted auto a/c
units for this use. However, I don't know what it entails, or how well
those work out.
If anyone knows of an online guidance source for doing one of these
conversions, would sure appreciate it if you'd pass it along.