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Briggs A June 1934 Running, Video, Photos


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Old 01-15-2018, 03:54:35 PM
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Default Briggs A June 1934 Running, Video, Photos

Its part of a Wall compressor set-up. Wanted to see if it would run good enough b4 tearing it all apart for a "dupont" job. it runs good so away we go.





video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO6vrfNYrxA
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Having the whole machine is REALLY neat! Orphaned old engines are a dime a dozen. That'll be a really nice machine once it's all cleaned up. Do be sure to hydro-test the tank before pressurizing it with air though.
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That is a really nice setup you have there Mike! I remember seeing one just like it on ebay about ten years ago. Those cast iron tank brackets are really something. It is going to look real nice cleaned up and painted. If there are two holes on the caps of the air tank, grab a 6 or 8 foot piece of 1/2" all thread and bolt on a series of chains (a couple inches longer than the radius of the tank) along the length. Hook up one end into an electric drill and spin it around. The chains will whip off any and all scale/grease/rust from the inside of the tank. Rinse out with a garden hose and then pressure test the tank with your powerwasher setup as a hydrotester. Once the tank has passed a hydrotest, I dry the tank out and seal it with Rustoleum industrial rusty iron primer. It works great. I can send pictures of the process to your email if you like. The compressor you have was the basis for the legendary Quincy A series compressors. You can still get parts for them.

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i plan on setting the tank up to hydro test often…. just 2b sure, plus setting it 4 low limit. yes i'd like to tank cleaning info chris. no rush, working on mercury too. hoping to get 2 projects out 4 this summer.

i got this in 95 as a later on project & moved it to plymouth Massachusetts in 06. My first post on the stak in 1-07 is about this machine with pics. Its back in indiana now.

heres pic of original looking mag… maybe with f-34 date code on the coil?

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date code on back of mag plate.




all engine parts down to bare and ready 4 paint when it gets warmer. u can see this will be my 1st attempt at opening up a briggs gas tank for cleaning, removing dents , resolder and redcoat. good 1's getting hard 2 find and costing as much as a complete engine. thanks 4 looking.

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Very nice project! I really like when original equipment like this stays together. I once had a early 5 digit AR-6 with that same hand crank setup. It ran nice and slow and was always an easy starter. I wish I had it back!!
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plugging along…. compressor down to bare, along with desludgeing and cleaning the crankcase.




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Base top down to bare.


underside, i think they jigged and machined the top to accept multiple different motors or power sources to run the compressor. all the mounting holes are drilled/tapped in areas of built up bosses underside.


with fuel tank end removed i used a 14" piece of 2 1/2" round stock to slowly pound out major dents from inside out. it looks good enough 4 the wimmen i go out with. no bondo but did use some glazing. edit, when using the round i left 1 end down on the table , then lifted and dropped the end in the tank onto the dent working it out liddle at a time.

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Beautiful job, Mike!! Can’t wait to see the finished product!!!
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Do you just heat the end to get it off? I got an A from a guy off Craigslist a couple months ago and I need to clean/rehab that tank. It's not in terrible shape, but your end result is spectacular.
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Do you just heat the end to get it off? I got an A from a guy off Craigslist a couple months ago and I need to clean/rehab that tank. It's not in terrible shape, but your end result is spectacular.
I removed the end using a hand held propane torch, u gotta melt the solder to get the end off. The end i removed was closest to worst damage of the cylinder. After removing the dents i used die grinder with various wire wheels, sandpaper, xacto picks/knifes to prep inside for red kote ing. The pia in cleaning is the filler tube hanging down into the cylinder and tuffter to work around. good luck.

edit: when i do another tank i'm gonna put some kinda handle on the end of round stock to lift when dent removing. the other end just stays on the bench.
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Stand in gloss black and old caterpillar yellow. Tank taken to bare and in primer.

About the tank… I never had pressure in it. B4 i cleaned it up i chased the fittings, plugged 3 and put in a milton male. I placed it under a cat d4 tractor and remotely hooked it up to a different compressor and put 100 lbs pressure in it. It did not blow-up or leak 1 pound i could see on the remote gauge for 2 hours. Cleaned it up and primed it. I plan on using a 50lb pop-off when running it. I plan on safely testing it often in the future. This may wrankle some u up but do you see any problem with this?


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Re: 1934 quincy refurb.
Plugging along dryfitting original plumbing fittings and trying to decide/find ideas about going modern plumbing? u guys got any ideas? I'm going present this as a Caterpillar service truck compressor decals and all.
New videos below.





Engine magneto spark video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecniEKsjtrM&t

Dry fitting parts video.
https://youtu.be/d303vaLeDIA

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Personally I wouldn't do anything modern to that beautiful antique. As long as those plumbing parts are in good shape, I would clean them up and run them. The little tank by the compressor would also smooth out the flow into the main tank. I love old plumbing fittings. Anything modern would likely not be as well made, and may even say CHINA on it lol. Make sure to set the safety valve well below the test pressure of your tank.

Looking good. Beautiful work!
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Fantastic work Mike! I just wanted to add, when choosing the pulley for the engine, make sure the compressor is not running above maximum rated speed. That is usually 700-900rpm. Quincy is nice enough to provide manuals for basically all of their compressors online. I would have guessed that this would have originally been flat belt drive, but the compressor pulley says otherwise.

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chris, the compressor tag reads not more than 600rpm, not less 400rpm. its a 11" diameter pulley and i believe i'll be getting a 3.5" pulley for the engine. thanks 4 looking.
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done except 4 decals, pulley and belts. all on order.

engine done, video running.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daytaaRnKwE&t





tags refurbed.
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