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Manifold Repair - IR 3R-36 Air Compressor


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Old 07-01-2019, 04:08:01 PM
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Question Manifold Repair - IR 3R-36 Air Compressor

Stupid woman driver decided she could fit behind me in a line of traffic. Only problem - my trailer was already in that space! She hit it so hard, she nearly knocked my 3R-36 off the deck. As it was, the compressor was knocked over on its side. as a result, the trailer frame rail got between the fuel tank and the air intake manifold, flattening the 3/4" copper runner. My question is: Does anyone make something that can open that runner back up? Doesn't have to be pretty, just functional, as most of the runner is hidden by the tank. i was thinking of possibly heating and forcing a series of steel balls thru the copper, the problem is that the top of the runner that is squashed is brazed to a common manifold. The tube is not full bore at that point, so driving the balls back out may be a problem. Any ideas??? Anybody know of a shop that does this kind of work> Thanks in advance,
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Default Re: manifold repair - IR 3R-36 air compressor

Brass horn (trumpet coronet etc) repair guys fix dented tubes, probably some youtube vids on how its done.

If you can plug ends of pipe this looks pretty trick!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYXNp9mQR6o

Tuba repair, looks a lot harder than link above
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wflildRmcJw

Shotgun barrel dent removal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJyegZQ8F50

Tutorial on building the shotgun barrel dent remover, make it any size you need!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFUXJRcqnnA
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Default Re: manifold repair - IR 3R-36 air compressor

a few pictures of your problem area would aid in a cure.
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