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1950s compressor restoration

PeterT

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#1
I find these 'bring-em back from the dead better than they were to begin with' type projects very satisfying to see come together. Quite a bit of diverse shop know how, but I bet it will last another 50 years. And no scraping the ways! LOL. I love the fire truck red, in Imron no less. That's the good stuff, tougher than nails. Just respect the isocyanate lest your eyeballs point backward.

 

PeterT

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#3
Good eye, I didn't catch that. I guess castors would allow that muther to be moved out of the way vs hauling out the pallet jack. But I agree, rubberized machinery mounts would be my preference too.
 

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CalgaryPT

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#4
Let's assume it was a temp setup. Those things are top heavy and will walk--never good on a hard wired machine.

I agree with you. I use rubber mounts with metal plates to prevent the feet from tearing up the rubber.
 
#5
Let's assume it was a temp setup. Those things are top heavy and will walk--never good on a hard wired machine.

I agree with you. I use rubber mounts with metal plates to prevent the feet from tearing up the rubber.
Mine is bolted to a wooden skid. Never had issues yet. Maybe there’s enough flex in the wooden skid?
 

CalgaryPT

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#6
Lots of compressors stay on their skids forever. Seems to work. I’ve even seen people buy fancy plastic skids to replace the shipping skid. I would have if I’d had room. Glad it works for you.