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Curtis compressor information needed please


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Default Curtis compressor for display with hit and miss engine information needed please

Just aquired a really nice Curtis compressor and need to try and get some information on it and it's operation...I'd like to either e mail or message anyone that has information on these and runs them as a compressor with a hit and miss or throttler engine...I'm not interested in making it into an engine...I want to run it as a display at shows...anyone that would like, please message me or give me information as to where I can get pertinent info about this .... much appreciated. I can get specs, etc but I did see it is a 3 x 3 1/2 (assume bore and stroke) and seems to show something like 325 rpm..it has a governor in the flywheel but appears to be missing the connection to whatever it would connect with
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Default Re: Curtis compressor information needed please

Got a couple of nice replies but still looking for more information..anyone help out? Thanks
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Default Re: Curtis compressor information needed please

I think the weights just had a spring connecting them together.
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Default Re: Curtis compressor information needed please

The weights do have a spring to conect them, I will get over to my other shop and dig out my curtis and take a photo for you.
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Default Re: Curtis compressor information needed please

My compressor has nothing to connect the flyball set up to the unloader valve...I think I understand the principle but have no idea what the mechanism should look like...if I get a look at one I think I can probably fabricate something that will work...thanks for any help
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Here is a photo of my curtis may help. You should be abel to save it in your documents and enlarge it. Phil
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Default Re: Curtis compressor information needed please

I think I'm on the right track thanks to your picture...My unloader valve is vertical rather than horizontal but I'm beginning to understand how things work...Thanks again for all the input and for the picture..gives me something to work on ..... when I get it fixed up I'll post a picture..but it may be a while....
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