3012 S. Catherine, Lansing, Michigan 48911
I bought a small Brunner air compressor at a spring swap meet. It had an open crank, a brass rod and 11 13/16' bore, 2' stroke.
I made it into a sideshaft with a vertical flyball governor. I made the base first out of 1/8' steel plate. Then I made the crankshaft longer and new main bearing from brass. I bought the flywheels a year before at the Mason, Michigan Show. They are 10'. I used a piece of 3/8' stainless with Volkswagen distributor gears for the sideshaft. I made the governor from scrap brass and steel and used lawn mower gears. The gas tank is a piece of brass pipe with a Briggs check valve. The valves are from an old junk Briggs. The muffler is an old horse hames knob. The carburetor I made from an old brass gascock. It may have come from Germany. It has a swastika cast on one side. The rest is made from scrap brass and steel.
I was going to build it during the winter of '91 and '92. I started the second week of September and I got so interested that I finished it seven weeks later.
It starts and runs real nice. It looks like I will have to start another one for my winter project!