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OT - Very Old Quincy Compressor......

Just got off the phone with the service dept from Quincy compressors. Given the serial # of my compressor, they said that my compressor is one of the oldest running compressors that they have heard of. It was made in 1948, making it 56 years old.....
The tech also gave me service advice to keep it running another 50+ years [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]..... Based on my answers to his questions about it's condition/performance, it appears that it's not really tired yet.....
This kind of quality in today's world no longer exists......
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Re: OT - Very Old Quincy Compressor......

Here's a pic of the old gal......
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I got an old Quincy for free several years ago. It is a 60 or 80 gallon vertical with a 5hp motor on it. The best thing about those old compressors is how quiet they are! This thing is coming very close to needing a rebuild, and it is still half as noisy as my newer unit. BTW Crow, I am going to be buying the parts to rebuild this compressor soon and I have no idea where to start looking for them. Do you think you could pass along the number for Quincy? Maybe they could put me on to a local dealer.
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Re: OT - Very Old Quincy Compressor......

As I said last nite, parts for many of these old compressors are still available . Did you by chance ask it's rated output and pressures ? The pic looks good , I do know of a couple of them about that same vintage around this area . Take good care of her , and it will in return take care of you...
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Re: OT - Very Old Quincy Compressor......

Quincy Compressors
217-222-7700

Quincy Compressors

They have a dealer locator page on their site.....

Rebuild parts might also be available from other sources as well....
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I asked about what pressure I should have the pressure switch shut off. He said that 120 was about right. I had adjusted the switch to shut off at 120 by adjusting the large nut on the end of the spring...Kinda hit or miss till I got it right. First time the pressure relief valve opened I almost soiled my shorts.... [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: OT - Very Old Quincy Compressor......

I forgot to mention that they still have parts for my compressor so you should be in luck........
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Re: OT - Very Old Quincy Compressor......

Anyone want to take a stab at how big a tank that is? It's a Farrell tank and one of the specs on the tab is "U-69"
Maybe that is really a "V"? Old eyes getting worse by the day......
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Re: OT - Very Old Quincy Compressor......

Does yours have the "Blunderbuster" type of silencer/air filter?
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No, mine just has a simple sponge type filter. Does that contraption quiet things down at all? It looks like some sort of weapon
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