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!