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Re: [oletrucks] Compressor question

To: "J Forbes" <jforbes@primenet.com>,
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Compressor question
From: "Deve Krehbiel" <dkrehbiel@kscable.com>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 10:23:25 -0500
Yeah, horsepower ratings are a joke. The AD's for example in 1950 with a 216
engine were rated at 29.4 horsepower. My 6-1/2 horsepower 60 gallon
compressors give me 8 cfm if I am really really lucky. Combined it doubles,
but the "10 CFM" rating on the side of the compressor is as bogus as the
horsepower rating. No substitute for asking someone else with experience
before you buy what actually works!

Deve Krehbiel
Hesston, Kansas
1950 3100 * 1949 3600

----- Original Message -----
From: "J Forbes" <jforbes@primenet.com>
To: "Old Trucks List" <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 8:55 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Compressor question

> Hi!
> As Bob said, the horsepower ratings are not what they used to be...that
> old 3/4 horse would be rated 2 or 3 hp today!
> I have an old 1 hp 20 gallon Sears compressor that I use as a
> portable...but I've painted a couple cars with it, and done lots of
> other things.  If you just plan on running some air tools (ratchet or
> impact wrench), inflating tires, driving an air nailer, etc, it will be
> very handy.  I have an 80 gallon 2 stage 5 hp (old rating system)
> compressor that is mounted outside the shop and runs the sandblaster,
> air file, DA, etc.
> Jim F
> 59s in AZ
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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