MLU FORUM  

Go Back   MLU FORUM > MILITARY VEHICLES > The Softskin Forum

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-12-03, 16:56
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 3,565
Default WW2 Compressor

This may not be in the appropriate list sub heading , but , it is military and sort of soft skin .

The Australian readers may be of some assistance . I have a WW2 ex army Ingersoll Rand 100CFM compressor , quite a few of these were importred into Aust. under Lend Lease . The single axle trailer is Australian made , the compressor and engine were of US origin , the whole thing was assembled here . The wheels are the standard 18 " Australian trailer wheels seen on semi trailers and other equipment .

Does anyone know of a derelect example I can rat for parts ? Post WW2, many of these were used by Govt. depts such as the Victorian Railways and Board of Works .

The engine is a Waukesha XAH 186 ci side valve 4 cyl

BTW if you want to get back at your neighbours for holding noisy late night parties , this compressor is the ideal tool . I would think around 5am would be a good time to crank it over . " Noise ? What noise you say . I only use it for blowing my car tyres up " .

Thanks , Mike .
Attached Images
 

Last edited by Mike Kelly; 07-12-03 at 17:41.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-12-03, 17:16
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 3,565
Default Another view

Another view with side covers fitted . The compressor is a 3 cyl 2 stage job .
Attached Thumbnails
compressor c.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-12-03, 23:09
Wayne Henderson Wayne Henderson is offline
Member since 1998
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 402
Default Compressor

I know of a few examples over here, one sitting in a scrap yard but missing the tanks. Which bits do you need?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-12-03, 06:06
Tony Smith's Avatar
Tony Smith Tony Smith is offline
No1, Mk 2** (I'm back!)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Lithgow, NSW, Australia
Posts: 3,871
Default Differences

In the first photo, the hubs look like CMP or Marmon_Herrington type hubs, but the second photo they look quite different with a tie down or winching lug on the cap?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-12-03, 10:14
Max Hedges's Avatar
Max Hedges Max Hedges is offline
Pops
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Yass, Australia
Posts: 1,558
Default hubs

The hub in the first photo looks the same as the ones on the semitralier we have. I am hoping dear old santa brings me a digital camera so I will be able to post photoes alot easier and quicker.


Max
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-12-03, 17:02
Mike Kelly's Avatar
Mike Kelly Mike Kelly is offline
Fan of Lord Nuffield
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Victoria Australia
Posts: 3,565
Default Reply

Hi Gordon ,

Yes , we have same problems here with 18 " tyres . They were very common at one point , as many of the 1940 - 41 MCP Fords and Chevs used by the army here used 18" split wheels . The 30 cwt class used 9.00 - 18's , the 3 ton class used 10.50-18's . These sizes are long out of production . Dukw owners here use the gamma goat tyres I think , but supply is very unreliable . A 1940 3 ton Ford owner near me uses old DUKW tyres on his truck , very cracked . The owner is a bit cracked too .

I have been told of a current Japanese brand of 7.50 - 18" tyres with a military tread . What tyres are on that NZ No.3 gun tractor Tony Smith posted ? they look like new tyres and they could be the Jap ones .

Wayne , thanks . For the compressor I need a manifold for the Waukesha engine , its cast in one piece . I also need the small casting that holds 4 of the valve lifters , It bolts to the main block, there are two of these normally fitted and one is missing . I may locate the bits over here so, stand by and I will let you know . I have manuals for the engine and compressor if anyone needs a copy .

As MAX pointed out, the hubs are the same as the Aust. semi trailer axle . I dont know why the second pic has different hubs . These compressors were trailered behind CMP's and used by the engineers in New Guinea .

The pic was taken in New Guinea . AWM pic > looks like a Jupiter GMH fire pump as well in the pic .

Mike
Attached Thumbnails
077406-new.jpg  

Last edited by Mike Kelly; 08-12-03 at 17:08.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-12-03, 13:43
Hanno Spoelstra's Avatar
Hanno Spoelstra Hanno Spoelstra is offline
MLU Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 10,305
Default 18" tyres

I have split this thread, as the subject of 18" tyres apparently is interesting enough to justify it's own thread.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 23:07.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Maple Leaf Up, 2003-2016