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....
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.
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$.
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