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I R engine/compressor???

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Old 09-12-2004, 01:27:52 PM
mel miller
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Default I R engine/compressor???

This was sitting in a barn looking for a new home, and I couldn't resist. It's an Ingersoll Rand Model 3-R-36 radial, vertical, 6 cylinder, engine/compressor. Can anyone tell me something about its' age, use, etc.? Any instructions available? I actually saw one earlier this year at a local show, but have no idea who owned it. Thanks for any help. Mel

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Old 09-12-2004, 02:58:32 PM
Mac Leod
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I saw One a few days ago... no idea what it was at the time...sorry no info. Glad to know what it was.

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Old 09-12-2004, 07:19:36 PM
J.B. Castagnos
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They were used on the railroad, in the 50's and 60's but I don't know the official production run.
Old 09-12-2004, 08:54:59 PM
D. Smith
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Mel, Looks like you have an all compleate unit. Texas Highway Dept. had some in the late 60's eraly 70's. They were old then we thought. They would run a small pavment breaker or jack hammer. They were sometimes hard to start. Of corse our road hands did'nt like to pull a start rope more than once or twice. If it started, the work began! D. Smith
Old 09-12-2004, 10:42:30 PM
L.D. Johnson
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Mel, I have instruction and parts manual. Want something specific or the whole thing. I can get it copied. I use mine to sandblast with. It delivers 36 cfm of air @ 80 psi running at 1800 rpm and it is noisy. L.D.
Old 09-13-2004, 11:08:21 PM
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I have one, it's missing the fuel tank & air cleaner. My friend found it out in the desert around some old oil wells. Gave it to me for about $30 worth of JD parts...I also was told that the railroad used them.They could set them right on the tracks & fire them up. I intend to get it to run "someday"...


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