1944 Air Compressor ID? & Parts?

by Raymond
(Kailua Hawaii)

1944 ERIE Metering Systems compressor

1944 ERIE Metering Systems compressor

1944 ERIE Metering Systems compressor
1944 ERIE Metering Systems information plate
1944 ERIE Metering Systems compressor pump
1944 ERIE Metering Systems compressor cylinders

I own an Old Air Compressor from 1944 (Air Tank Date). The tag on it says: ERIE Metering Systems Inc. Complete service station supplies. The Model No. is 30 JJ The serial No. is: A19875


I need to find the Piston rings, Gaskets and whatever type of valve replacement for this unit. I haven’t taken it apart yet so I don’t know if it has finger valves or what?

Any Help in locating parts would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Raymond

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Jul 13, 2016
15 Minutes, WOW! - Erie Compressor
by: Raymond

Hi thanks for the reply. When mine was running fine , it only took 5 minutes to fill the 80 gal. tank to 130 psi. I have a single Phase 3 HP. Motor on it. What size is your motor? I have not gotten mine running yet. I am still working on it. I have found the new Piston rings, made some of the the Diamond shape flap valves and I am half way through making Stainless steel valve seats for the compressor. The original valve seats were made of Aluminum. So, other than that, when I get back on the project. It should go pretty fast. I'd say 15 minutes is way to long for it to fill the tank. Should do it in 5 or less. Check your crank case vent valve and see how much air is coming out of there when the compressor is trying to fill the tank. If you have a lot of air coming out of there. I;d say you need new Piston rings. If not, it could be your Head gaskets or your flap valves.

Let me know how it goes.
Thanks for the interest.

Raymond

Jul 12, 2016
Erie Compressor
by: Clayguy

Did you ever get any info back on your Erie compressor? I ask because I just bought a 1951 Erie that runs great but takes 15 minutes to build to 150 psi tank pressure. I have taken it apart and everything looked fine, so I cleaned the reed valves and put everything back together. Still runs great, but did not solve slow build up issue.

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