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Old 10-01-2011, 10:27 PM   #16
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Nice old machine----Change the oil---figure out an air cleaner for it and fire it up!!

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Old 10-01-2011, 10:30 PM   #17
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Any ideas on what it is worth?
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:35 PM   #18
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I don't know---It's older than you think---mine is 30 years old and the labels look much more modern than those---tanks rust---seals go--that's old---$40??
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:36 PM   #19
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:58 PM   #20
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Mine is 25 years old. That guy looks to be from the '60's or '70's.
If he gave it to you, I'd think twice about using it until it was completely checked out.
Exploding tanks are not unheard of, so to speak.
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Old 10-01-2011, 11:19 PM   #21
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Fortunately those big ones seldom go airborne like the pancake compressors do when they blow---
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:52 AM   #22
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If it hold air constant. ( no pin hole leaks) runs up 110 to 120 lbs of air in
a reasonable time,shuts down and releases back pressure.. 50 to 75 bucks.
A working old piston. oil type, belt driven type compressor is far better purchase then new chinese pancake junk any day.

Things you can do would be to drain the air tank regularly,change the oil,clean the air check/relief valve between the tank and compressor and pick up a couple cans of spray paint to improve it looks.

Later if you want to do more maintenance,order some new reed/flapper valves and head gasket and pull the head and replace them. This kind of stuff is for
reliability and is not necessary but can increase its working life. The cost of replacing the reeds is about 30 bucks.
I just did this on a older broken compressor.

Good luck on your possible purchase.

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Old 10-02-2011, 12:39 PM   #23
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Yes, I would guess early 70's. First thing, do as Idmason60 suggested, let it pump up, and make sure that it holds pressure. That is a very reliable, hard working unit, and worth every dime that you might spend on valves, etc., except that leaking tanks need to be replaced, not repaired, and, unfortunately, the price of a tank is considerably more than the cost of a complete new comparble size compressor. The factor then becomes though that any complete new comparable size compressor that you would buy today, unless you go up the price ladder to a Quincy or Champion, is not even the same ballpark, quality and durability wise, as that one.
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Old 10-03-2011, 09:14 PM   #24
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I think the only way it leaks air to where it kicks on is if you push that red button in to operate the hose and that is probably about a 1/2 hour, otherwise it don't kick on for a long time.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:10 PM   #25
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I had one just like that and it was inside all the time so it had no stratches or dents or anything.

I got $40.00 really quick when I sold it.

Mine had new wheels on it.

You must decide what you are going to use it for. A small tank like that will not do large painting jobs or work air tools that you would use on a car for example. Probably good for finish work, staple gun

I used mine to fill tires, some chaulking, blow off things.

A cheap price is good only if you can use it to meet your needs.

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One plus is that C/H still sells all the parts for that unit.


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Old 12-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #27
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To get and idea of price....look on Craigs List.....

If I was buying it....and it worked.....I wouldn't go over $50.

Personally.....pass on it....it's old....and unless you have a lot of unused room in your garage....it's just going to take up space....if you think you really need one....look for a vertical one.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:48 PM   #28
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I dunno Al, I seem to find lotsa uses for mine in addition to keepin tires round. Summertime, blow the water out of power washer, air up inflatable water stuff, wife uses it to dust doll collection (vacuum tears 'em up but 35 psi does a nice job). Fall, blows water out of the garden hoses, use to loosen crud in the gutters.tack plastic weatherproofing in place.....Winter .. seem to have some kind of project going.. molding, shelving. just all kinds of stuff.. Usually got it goin at least once a week. JMHO
Yea sounds like u do find some use for it. Doll cleaning is a new one on me thow jk/ but i do miss mine, thinking about grabing a H.freight small one around 100 psi will do. Lowes had a sweet deal on black friday for one. Went that saturday and they were gone so were all the 6' fiberglass ladders for $19.99 I think my last one was just to big.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:19 AM   #29
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It is worth free!
Too old, tank on the verge of leaking! My tank was regularly maintained and lasted 26 years. My tank looked like it just came out of the box, except the under side blistered and rusted inside out. Just like a hot water tank. As a matter a fact water heater was 20 years old and started leaking at same time the compressor tank (26 years old) started leaking.
So I had to buy new hot water heater and a new compressor.
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Old 12-30-2011, 04:35 PM   #30
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That looks a whole lot like my old Craftsman compressor I purchased in the early to mid 70's. As I recall, when it was new it would pump from zero pressure in the tank to it's shut off pressure of 150 pounds in about 2 1/2 minutes. Much longer than that and there may be a problem with the compression or valves.

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