Has anybody seen this one?

by Paul
(Caldwell, ID)

Older air compressor plate

Older air compressor plate

Older air compressor plate
Older air compressor pump
Older air compressor

I don't know exactly why, but I just had to have this. I can't find anything about it or even the company that made it so I am hoping someone out there has.


I haven't had it running yet because the motor capacitor needs replacing and the old capacitor has no markings on it. I contacted the motor manufacturer (Century) with the model number and they don't even have a reference for that number.

If anyone has an old 3/4 hp Century motor with a single start capacitor, I certainly would appreciate getting the number or the microfarad rating so I could gen a new one.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of what I have and I hope someone can tell me more about it.

Thanks and your website is great.
Paul

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Mar 24, 2014
motor n stuff
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Cool!

Keep us posted on your progress?

I'd like to talk about the lift - maybe off topic here, but if care to, I'm at

dougmccrary@spamcop.net

(not worried, that's already all over the interwebs ;)

Mar 22, 2014
re:Doug
by: Paul

Yes Doug, I sure you're right about that not being an original motor. I tried a motor shop first but they were unable to look it up. Even Century, the manufacturer, couldn't find the model number. I decided to try what you suggested-- find a similar motor from a different manufacturer and get the number from that. After all it's worth a shot because now all I have is a boat anchor.

If that doesn't work I think I'll try an old Maytag 72 washing machine engine that I have rebuilt. It will be unique to say the least.

By the way that liftgate has saved me many hernias
I have yet to find anything I couldn't lift with it from upright pianos to Chevy smallblocks.

Mar 21, 2014
motor cap
by: Doug in s.d.ca

I suspect that may not be the original motor...but I digress.

I'd try going through one or more motor manufacturer's catalog to see if you can find something comparable, in all known respects.

Then see what cap it uses, and try that.

Better, if you have a motor shop somewhere not too far away, take it there and see if they can figure it out.

BTW, I like your tailgate lift.

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Craftsman?? Light blue. Campbell Hausfeld??

by Paul Scott
(Houston Texas)

Older air compressor long view

Older air compressor long view

Older air compressor long view
Older air compressor flywheel and pump
Reverse view of older air compressor
Tank label on older air compressor

I think this is from the late 1970s or early 80s but not sure it did not come with a belt guard it is light blue and had stickers on both sides but one is missing I have included the safety related one

The motor is an Emerson 2hp

It was my dads and I am going to restore it in his memory he converted it to a storage tank about the time his mind slipped away.

Email me direct at paul_d_scott@yahoo.com

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Jul 19, 2014
old Sears
by: Brock

I'm pretty sure that's a Campbell Hausfeld. If you can find a model number on it, the first three digits should be 106 if I am right.

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Identify Mid-80s to Early 90s Air Compressor?

by Mike
(Texas)

Mid-80s to Early 90s Air Compressor

Mid-80s to Early 90s Air Compressor

Mid-80s to Early 90s Air Compressor
Mid-80s to Early 90s Air Compressor
Mid-80s to Early 90s Air Compressor
Mid-80s to Early 90s Air Compressor

Thank you for this site Bill!

I bought this compressor not long ago, and it works great. The previous owner said he bought it used in the early 90s. I'd like to overhaul the engine, but want to make sure I know exactly what it is before I order parts. Below are all the specs and numbers I have or could find for the compressor:

Specs: 5HP, 60 gallon, 125PSI, CCW rotation

Number on Tank: HTA 31303 and 3111 ('3111' is located directly above the pressure gauge fitting, and the 'HTA' # is located just above that)

Number on Engine: 03E (located on the front of engine in the lower right corner)

Number on inside of air intake filter housing 70123-66011, which cross-ref'd to a Curtis 70123-66140 filter

Belt #: A57

Thanks in advance for your help.

Mike
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You are welcome, Mike. I hope someone adds information about your compressor as a comment here.

Bill

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Sep 02, 2014
Fu Sheng
by: Anonymous

This is a Fu Sheng Compressor pump. Fu Sheng bought Curtis years ago. The Curtis dealer i n your area might be able to help you out. This pump was also very commonly used as a base for many private label compressors, so any small shops in your area might be able to help you out with parts.

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trying to find what kind of compressor this is can you help?

by Steven Hoskins
(Roy Utah)

Older air compressor

Older air compressor

Older air compressor
Older air compressor casting number
Older air compressor pump head
Older air compressor pump cap

inside top of head 500C50 on one side and 1-6-53 on other
between top of head on casting R50043
stamped on outside of main body 222065
and a raised C on side of head

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Sep 02, 2014
Brunner
by: Anonymous

You have a Brunner compressor. Hard to find parts for, but simply built, so anyone handy can keep them running with a bit of help from a machine shop.

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