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Old 01-25-2018, 12:55:12 PM
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I bought this Wisconsin Schramm compressor at an estate auction for $5 and want to find some information on it. What would it originally be powered by and mounted on? The previous owner must have powered it with an electric motor since it has the pressure control switch. There is a pulley on end of the output shaft with a rubber cup. Are there any other differences between a standard v4 besides the heads and the intake. I believe it might be a vf4 or a vg4d but I haven't checked the tag, I'll photograph it later.
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Typically, on a Schramm conversion unit, 2 cylinders are under power, while 2 cylinders are used as the compressor. On the conversion engines, only 2 cylinders will have the intake attached, as well as thebexhaust piping. 2 cylinders will have a separate discharge piping for the air generated That's not to say the engine was altered and driven by an electric motor, using all 4 cylinders as a compressor. Only pulling the heads will tell. If all 8 valves are in place, do all 4 intake valves move by cam action? Do all 4 exhaust valves lift when they should? If you only see mechanical valve action on 2 cylinders, at the proper time for 4 cycle operation, you have your answer Is the mag or distributer in place? If so, how many high tension wires come off it? 2 or 4? If 4, then this is not a typical Schramm conversion, it may be just an engine that drove a separate compressor.
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Default Re: Wisconsin Schramm compressor

that is a schramm / wisconsin conversion, originally powered by electric motor.
there will not be any lifters in the compressor. no governor housing,ignition system,starter. the compressor valves are in the head assy.
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I didn't know they made such a unit. How many HP was the electric motor that drove it?
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There was a 10 or 12 hp FMC electric motor that I got with a lot of other motors at the same auction. It was too modern to be the original, but it could have been a repower. Had to leave it behind because there was no room in the car.
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Elky a car have you not removed the back seat yet. It is a crime to leave the goods at the auction.
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Had to take two trips but it wasn't there the second time
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Default Re: Wisconsin Schramm Compressor

Thatís a Schramm WD-50 compressor. To get 50 cfm out of this unit you would need a 15hp motor, smaller motors would be less cfmís. I have manuals for this unit.

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