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Growing obsession with 12v compressors

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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:12 pm

I've been seriously interested in these little beauties for a long time. I'm not overly sure how they work in comparrison to a regular compressor, but is there any way I can add a crank handle to one?
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:41 pm

they work the same as a normal one but without the tank.
you would have to be putting on a really small crank handle :lol:
how big is this one you have?
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:47 pm

Well having a rather large crank handle on it, would give me alot of leverage making it easy to get to high pressures :D
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:52 pm

i think i know what you mean now :roll:
yes you could do that, take the motor out, weld a bracket to the compressor, then stick your handle in.
should work
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:00 am

I just found an old one in my old man's shed! I just tested it and it doesn't work (the motor just probably blew) but, it will work perfectly for what I wanna do with it! :D

It should be a hell of easier to get going then making a high pressure stirrip pump from scratch.
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:06 am

yer, use what you already have without blowing your money
it will take you ages to pump guns up tho, cos the compressor piston chamber would be about the size of a dice :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:14 am

That works fine for me, I mainly use 6/8mm bore piston guns. I have an ultra quick pilot so my guns are efficient enough to have really small chamber volumes. Now to make this little beauty :D

Thanks alot for ya help Cosmic :D
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:19 am

yer i recon its better to make smaller bore guns too, 6mm is what i do :P
no probs mate
happy to help a fellow Aussie :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:59 am

Wow I'm stoked at how well this working....I've just welded on the handle and it rules! It works! except I think I'm going to add a gear to make it easier to turn at 300+ psi
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:02 am

g you don't mess about, already into production :P
have fun finding a gear, i hate trying to find stuff like that cos usually they aren't sold at your local bunnings :?
good you got it working 8)

GET A PIC UP OF IT :o
i wanna get a look at this little bundle of joy :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:17 am

Well every battery I have is flat so I'll get some on my way back from work tonight. Man I am so gonna mount this on a gun! *crank crank crank BANG*

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:21 am

Interesting concept :)

It's a tiny piston that needs to rev high so I would suggest a massive handle attached to a small gear, so every turn of the handle gives you more piston strokes than a turn of the motor would have.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:23 am

Yeah that's it. This little pump is perfectly suited to my 6mm. I wonder how much pressure I could get out of it...

Tomorrow me thinks I'll have to do some serious testing with this little pot of gold :D
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:50 am

is the 6mm the one with the square QEV?
i was having a gander at that a few minutes ago
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:52 am

Haha nah I'm still yet to get the QEV. For now i'll just use my good ol' piston valve
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