Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by FrostBite, May 9, 2011.
I've been using a 20 gallon compressor that has been around longer than me to supply my shop air needs and it is starting to get a little long in the tooth. Last month the tank developed a rust induced pinhole, and right after fixing that the line connecting the two cylinders 'sploded and shut down all forward progress on replacing the rocker panels. It's kind of hard to use an air powered die grinder with no air power. Who knew...:doah:
Rather than keep patching the 'lil fella back together I decided to replace it with a compressor that will outlive me. After snooping around the Internet a bit, I settled on a Quincy 7.5 HP 80 gallon unit, I just need to figure out where I'm going to put it and how I'm going to power it. Anyone have any experience with these?
Since I can't move forward on the rocker panels, I decided to check out an auction for a machine shop whose owner was retiring in Milledgeville, Georgia, and in my mind, I scored. The important loot is...
A plethora of bins.
A new Baldor 14" grinder, which should have no problem making it hard to count to ten should I get careless. ($300 by the way, I'm pretty pleased)
And the best for last... a 3.375 twist drill! I have no use for this, but couldn't resist the AWESOMENESS.
Man I wish I could come over and play in your shop.
Thanks for the update
Cool new toys !!!
Hang that drill boat on the wall over the sofa in the living room !!!
I'm running out of room to play. A CCLB in a 19' x 29' shop doesn't leave a lot of wiggle room!
I told the guy I was going to put it on the mantle.
I unloaded and tested the grinder today.
It is a tad large.
Damn, so do you have a Phase 3 electrical system in your house or what? Running all that commercial industrial type equipment it might be needed.
Awesome build! Sub'd
Great Choice going with the 8.1 that engine is such a beast.
There's a nuclear power plant 8 miles from my shop that I have a direct feed from. Just kidding, I use a phase converter to generate the 3 phase power.
(Pay no attention to the wiring, I was testing out the grinder so the wiring was temporary.)
Thanks! I hope it will be awesome.
After sitting on my butt for three months I finally got my new compressor. Now I need a regulator and some pipe to plumb the air over into the main shop.
My one disappointment is that it has a WEG motor. Apparently Quincy uses both Baldor and WEG and there is no way to request one or the other.
And yes, that is an oil filter and pressure guage hanging off the front of the pump.
Still better than one of the AO Smith little motors.
The new Super Swamper Work Bench.
Whatever works... I'm using an old foldout sewing machine for my workbench at the moment. .
Looks like you are doing the same thing I just did! I'm jealous of your pressure lubed Quincy though. I had to "settle" for the lowly QT-54 splash lubed model, but I did get a Baldor motor, so neiner neiner!
I've since finished up my install with brass unions and more support and brackets for the FRL. Post pictures of your install when you are done!
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