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    IR Air Compressor Rebuild

    I posted a few weeks ago that I received a "free"(nothing is free) Ingersoll Rand Type 30 air compressor. I researched a bit and thought it would be worth while to rebuild. Just the compressor head new runs about 1200$. Rebuild at best 130$ for gaskets and finger valves. Of course there could be a further cost if a piston or head was bad, but we'll get to that....

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    So right out the gate I had to buy a 327$ 5hp Single phase Baldor electric motor. The one that was on it was 3 phase and trash anyway. Pulled the top off the piston heads and found a finger valve on the high pressure side broke. So another 130$ for a gasket and ring kit that came with the finger valves. Other than the one broke valve everything else looked good besides being gunky and some really bad oil.

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    Cleaned up the top end, installed the new finger valves and decided to give it a run. Right off the bat I heard a distinct noise. Definitely coming from the high pressure side. Wrist slap/wrist clap. So I pulled the high pressure head and lone behold the connecting arm where the wrist pin is, is oblong. Well there's another 27$.

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    So far it's been a really easy rebuild. Going to have the tank sandblasted and I'll just do a rattle can paint job as this will be outside my shop and unseen for the most part. I have a 60 upright husky that I will likely sell to recoup the cost of rebuilding this far superior Ingersoll Rand Type 30. It's outside as well. The "shed" I built around it will have to be rebuilt as the Husky is an upright and the Ingersoll is a horizontal.... another project.

    Just ordered the connecting arm so I'll update next week
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    Stripped down ready for sandblasting. Weld the motor mount back and ready for paint in no time.

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    Very nice.

    I don't think I would sell the 60 gallon but rather take the motor and pump of it and tie the tank into the new compressor and have additional capacity
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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    Very nice.

    I don't think I would sell the 60 gallon but rather take the motor and pump of it and tie the tank into the new compressor and have additional capacity

    That's an option I haven't thought of....
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    I think the oil was bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by psrumors View Post
    Very nice.

    I don't think I would sell the 60 gallon but rather take the motor and pump of it and tie the tank into the new compressor and have additional capacity
    Agreed, do this! Then you have volume!

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    More capacity would be good but I don't think I'll need it. I would run out of air with the husky because of the tiny 10 CFM at 90 psi capability. The Ingersoll should give me 20-25 CFM at 125 PSI. Huge difference. Plus I told my financial committee that I could sell the Husky to fix up the Ingersoll. So she overrules me and the frivolous spending GTT members.
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    The oil and the rust level in the crankcase would lead me to believe that there was a fair amount of water in the oil, not really uncommon, but I'd be concerned that every bearing/journal surface would be worn. Perhaps worn a lot like the oblong wrist pin hole on the connecting rod. I'd probably just order all new crank, con rods, main bearings etc.
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    I had problems with winter starting my 5HP compressor and of course they want you to use 30wt Non Detergent oil. I crossed my fingers and went with 30 wt synthetic oil a couple years ago. The oil inside the compressor was pushing 25 years old but was clean?? Once I changed oil to synthetic it starts with out a problem, before if you did not heat the case the breaker would trip! Not sure they even had this oil 30 years ago but I put it is and never had a problem using it. Great cold starts no difference then summer starts.

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