by David
(Yuma, Az)

Bill, I may have a doozy for you. I have an early 1980’s vintage Dayton Speedaire compressor that I am in need of identifying. The model number tag is gone – but I do have engine info.

 

Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Air Compressor

Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Air Compressor

 

 

Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Compressor

Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Compressor twin cylinder

 

 

Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Air Compressor Pump

Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Air Compressor Pump top view

 

 

8HP Kohler Engine off Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Air Compressor

Label of 8HP Kohler Engine off Old Portable Dayton Speedaire Air Compressor

 

It is a Dayton Speedaire, portable, twin torpedo tanks, V-4 cylinder 2-stage compressor, powered with an 8 HP Kohler gas engine.

I need to obtain specifications on it because I am going to mount it on a 60 gal tank and convert it to a 220v electric motor.

I also need the electric HP rating equivalent to the 8 HP gas engine.

This unit’s era was back in the day when Dayton owned Speedaire before Grainger bought them.

Grainger is of no help with this one. Thanks for any help you can give, David.

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Good old air compressor
by: Anonymous

Got the same air compressor how much air does it put out I got an electric motor it runs great what kind of a regulator what I put on it was thinking the pipe it into an old propane tank set empty and open for years

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Old Dayton Speedaire
by: David

I am curious to know what size electric motor you mated to your Dayton Speedaire. I would like to do the same thing but don’t know the gas to electric horsepower equivalent. Do you know the voltage and horsepower rating of your motor? Thx.

 

 


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