Vince, small hp compressors are very common, we use them in commercial
office buildings to control the heating and air conditioning systems (old
technology). We only need 20psi max. in the system. Most of these units
have 2 compressors and motors on one small tank. Sounds like that may be
what you have. In any case go for it.....it will still blow up tires and
blow dust off of parts etc. and if you ever do get the "real thing" just
hook the tanks together for additional capacity.
'56 8400 Wrecker
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vince Strazzabosco" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 10:06 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Compressor question
> Hi there,
> Though I ended up with a Dodge instead of a Chevy, I
> still keep my eye open for a suitable Chevy or GMC
> truck, preferably a big old wrecker available for dirt
> cheap not too far from where I am.
> One thing I love about this list is the diverse range
> of information about restoring old trucks, which
> applies to any brand. The "road draft tube" bit was
> interesting, because my Dodge has one, for example.
> I currently love reading the info on blasting, and
> wish I had a garage of my own to put a blasting
> cabinet in.
> But here's my basic question....I'm being offered an
> old 3/4 hp, 20 gal compressor free for the
> taking.....just needs some cleaning up, etc. I don't
> plan to do any major work, but it would be nice to
> have at least a small compressor when I need
> something. In my research, I'm not finding any 3/4 hp
> compressors out there, so I'm wondering if this is
> some kind of specialty item or what.
> Any comments are appreciated!
> Pacifica, CA
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