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OK, I am still in the process of decideing what to do with my old compressor. It is a Quincy model 216 that I have had for thirty years now. It is as tired as I am. I am thinking the cost of rebuilding will exceed the cost of buying new. What would cause oil comeing out of the air filter? I am sure it is blow by but why wouldn't it be sucked in instead of leaking out? I also have not found an online source to buy parts for it, if anyone knows please inform me. Also, here is a link to an Eaton compressor. It seems that this would be a cheaper way to go. Eaton is a good product isn't it? http://www.eatoncompressor.com/catalog/item/518643/184117.htm#image_1
Also, I see a lot of 3 phase compressors on ebay. They seem to sell for a lot less that a single phase. Is there any reason I can't replace the motor with my single phase? Thanks, Jake
02-28-2006, 11:18 PM
Jake, It seems to me the only way you could get oil in your intake air filter is if an intake valve was bad. Another thought just occured to me. Does you Quincy have a hydraulic unloader ? (copper line that goes from down by the crankshaft up to the little cannister atop the cylinder head). That could have a bad seal and cause oil in the intake (most likely not the cause of the problem you're having).
The only problems with using your single phase motor in place of a three phase motor is the mouting bracket of both motors, the rpm needs to match as well as direction of rotation and last but not least the electric motor shafts have to be the same diameter so the belt pulley will transfer from thre three phase to the single phase motor. The shaft length has to be close for both motors.
03-01-2006, 12:18 AM
Jake, there is a brand new Quincy model 210 air pump by itself (no tank, motor etc) on ebay right now with a bid of $ 85.00 with a couple days to go before the auction ends. The ebay auction number is 7593660939.
03-01-2006, 12:43 AM
Jake, you can forget about that Quincy model 210 pump on ebay. I did a little research and the pump is rated at 6.34 cfm @ 1000 rpm with a 1 or 2 hp motor that drives it. Thats the kind of pump that is used on a one of those 20 - 30 gallon tank portable compressors. That would be one fantastic portable compressor pump but it doesn't put out enough air to do any serious bodywork or full paints.
I also did a little research into your Quincy model 216. It is rated at 10 cfm @ the maximum 900 rpm. Anywhere from a 1 1/2 hp motor to a 5 hp motor drives the 216 pump. That Eaton pump is starting to look better.
Phil, Thanks for the info. Yes, my Quincy does have the unloaders, I will check them. That Eaton doesn't look bad. I can't figure out why it is so much cheaper then a comparable Quincy or IR? I have always heard that Eaton is a good product. Plus, that one is quite an upgrade from my Quincy. Jake
PS: Here is a link to a site that list the Quincy specs.
04-01-2009, 02:49 PM
Can anybody get me or if anyone knows where I can get an IPC for the 216 pump. Everyone I have talked to wants money...what's new??? Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thank you.
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