Sanborn B51-A24-80V1 any good for possible purchase?

Sanborn 80 gal, 2 staqe Black Max

Model: B51-A24-80V1
Serial: MO385114

Hi Folks-

The above compressor is for sale a couple hours away from me. I'm wondering if anyone has input on this model.

E.G:
Approximately when were the B51's manufactured? Are they known to be long lasting?

Worth $550 and a 4 hour round trip?

Thoughts?

Thanks
Karl

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Jul 11, 2018
Sanborn B51-A24-80V1
by: Doug in s.d.ca

"I'd guess it was maintained well as it was used in a fleet support situation and they relied upon it. There again, I wouldn't know until I hear it start on zero tank pressure & listen for rod noise or piston slap?"

Yeah, that and re-start. Opening the drain valve might be a tell, too.


Jul 10, 2018
re: Well maintained Sanborn B51-A24-80V1?
by: Karl Engstrom

Thanks Doug in s.d.ca! I did some research since & found parts available like you noted, thanks much. I'd probably be able to find cheaper motor or pump if required, over $900 for the 2 OEM.

I'm gonna reach out to the seller as far as the age. I'd probably have driven up there already but both vehicles here decided to at up at the same time. I may have to go off of her recollection of approximate purchase era as she's an older widow without much help around the property from what I gather. If she can't remember I'll see if she wouldn't mind getting some rough measurements on the check valve.

I'd guess it was maintained well as it was used in a fleet support situation and they relied upon it. There again, I wouldn't know until I hear it start on zero tank pressure & listen for rod noise or piston slap?

Thanks
Karl

Jul 10, 2018
Well maintained Sanborn B51-A24-80V1?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Looks like a majority of parts are still available. I think that speaks to quality.

As to age, if you can find out the size of the check valve, then if " 3/4" Comp X 3/4" MPT. For Units BEFORE 05/20/1994. " Newer ones are 1/2 inch.

Maybe ICS has experience?

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