1972 Sears Compressor

Tracy T

Subscriber
i dont have model numbers etc as of now. i am helpimg a friend of many years move, his shop he was renting got sold. he asked me if it was worth anything. i asked what happened to it? started pumping oil and you just cant have that in a body shop. this compressor is industrial level, 3 phase! so does anybody know who wh would have made the compressor and parts avaliabilty? suspect it to be 5-7.5 HP 80 gallon upright tank. twin cylinder two stage. a set of rings and a hone job may bring it back to service. this old girl has been worked hard, i am supprised he never had a motor failure!
 

K-Tron

Active member
Re: 1972 sears compressor

If you can post a picture of the compressor it can be identified.

Chris
 

Tracy T

Subscriber
Re: 1972 sears compressor

a little limited on posting pictures here latley, back when i had a desktop no problem. I have the feeling its gonna reside here for a while, or maybe be donated to me. he has to be out by monday and has found out who his friends really are! thats sad to say but it is true, and he is pizzzzzzed! he told me today i was the most help he has had, i really dont feel like i have done that much. I moved a 71 elcamino, and a 35 ford coupe for him one day, helped him load some scrap today, and helped move his toolboxes also. the last thing i did today was get his compressor set up on a homemade pallet and told him to call me if he needed me. damn shame the way alot of people are!:mad::rant:

---------- Post added at 09:54:55 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:52:52 PM ----------

i will get the wife to post some pics first chance we get.
 

Tracy T

Subscriber
Re: 1972 sears compressor

thanks again guys, i dont know where this is going, but anything is better than the scrap yard!! i have seen this compressor humm along for the last 29 years, he is distressed, "very understandable" he had thoughts of sending it to scrapyard today. NOT IF I CAN PREVENT IT!!!!! he may need it later on and just not thinking clear at the moment. i dont need it. but be damned if its going to the bone yard if i can help it.
 

Andrew Mackey

Moderator
Re: 1972 sears compressor

If you find who actually built it, then you would need to find if parts are available. Re-ringing is no problem, but I suspect that cylinder wear and piston damage may also have an effect. If the piston and the cylinder are worn, you would have to bore oversize and install oversized pistons and rings. They usually come in .010, .020 and maybe more, depending on vendor. If the pistons and cylinders are in good shape, just fitting new rings and a glaze break may be all that's needed. You don't have to go to the manufacturer for new rings - there are several sponsors here on the Stak that sell new rings, even custom sizes. I any case, only a tear down will tell you what is going on. Hopefully, it isnt a misplaced wrist pin that has done damage.
 

Tracy T

Subscriber
Re: 1972 sears compressor

i talked with him last night after i started this thread, he said i could still use it but you wont have to oil your air tools. i suspect cylinder wear also, and as said wont know anything untill tear down.
 

Tracy T

Subscriber
Re: 1972 sears compressor

well it looks like he found a place to store it, and that will be the end of it for me. probably never see it again, stuffed in the back of a warehouse and have to make arrangements to even look at it.
 
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