Hi, I bought an old air compressor on ebay, to hopefully use when
excavating my koi pond. I don't know anything about these things. I've
worked on cars/engines a lot but this thing is so old I don't
recognize a lot of it. Does anyone know a forum or newsgroup where I
could talk to someone who knows about them?
Here are some pictures,
rec.crafts.metalworking peeple know a lot about compressors, but I think
this may baffle them too!
Is this an air compressor or some kind of pump?
If it's an air compressor you wanted, why not buy a Husky or equiv. from HD,
with a long extension cord?
The Husky cast iron air compressor (26-30 gal) is a great compressor -- so
How much did you pay? Shipping?
Ingersoll is a well-established company, they proly have a manual for it.
Hopefully an old-timer tech is still there. :)
Ingersoll-Rand is still in business. They very well may have service
Looks like an a old Continental 4 cylinder flathead "Red Seal" engine,
very common on industrial equipment years ago. From what I can
see in your pictures, I'd guess the compressor to be a vane type.
Better to be stuck up in a tree than tied to one.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar.org
It could be. It's been over 30 years since I've seen either one. In my
my experience the Continentals were much more common. I do know for
certain that IR made some compressors using the Continental, not
sure if they ever used Waukesha.
There is always an easy solution to every human problem -- neat,
plausible, and wrong." (H L Mencken)
On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 15:27:42 +0000 (UTC),
email@example.comNoOnSePsAtMar.org (Larry W) wrote:
Didn't see the pix - does the distributor come up through the head? If
so, most likely a Conti. (almost definitely, in fact)
If the distrubutor is on a front cover, likely a Waukesha ICK, side
distributor quite possibly a Wakesha F or VRG
Yea, in the pictures, the distributer is defiantly sticking out of the
head. It's been about 40 years since I last saw the little dozer that
could but I remember what great fun it was to shove various objects
around back on the farm with that surprisingly powerful little tractor.
I do remember Dad getting a replacement engine from a small railroad
maintenance vehicle that bolted right in and it was a Waukesha engine.
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