I Truely Like How Thinks Were Made 60 Years Ago

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by AKBill, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. AKBill

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    Laughing, I have an old compressor. Horizontal tank style compressor, build in the 60's. To make a long story short. I dropped it loading it into my truck. The net day huge oil puddle in the back of the truck. Pulled the air end off (thought I cracked the case). I was thinking I need to weld the case to stop the oil leak. Turns out there is a base plate bolted to the bottom of the case with a cork gasket (it must have shifted or loosened when I dropped t). I made a new gasket, bolted it back together and it's running like a champ.

    Love the old style of manufacturing....:)
     
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    And the fact one can actually fix that old stuff, instead of sending it to the landfill and buying another piece of junk at Harbor Fright.
     
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    Is it safe to say, "good thing they make airplanes the way they used to in the good ol'days!"?
     
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