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Old Feb 20th, 12, 8:32 AM
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You can run it up to the ceiling and zig-zag it back down. 1/2" tubing would be better for less pressure drop too.
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Old Feb 20th, 12, 11:50 AM
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Probably something like this guy did except attached to some plywood on the ceiling...

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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Feb 24th, 12, 12:34 AM
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I would also sheetrock it or put some paneling up so you can hang up cool stuff on the wall instead of the bare studs.
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Old Feb 24th, 12, 9:07 AM
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Good idea Chris, I bought some cheap ($3.00 per 4x4 sheet) fake wood paneling to cover the inaccessible areas (areas unable to hang stuff) . The rest I am hoping to use pegboard where possible..
I tried to bolt down the compressor with 5 inch anchor bolts and no luck. I will try some 7 inchers..more updates to come..KP
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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Feb 24th, 12, 1:06 PM
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Hey Kris

I used concrete inserts like these. http://www.concretefasteners.com/anc...eld/index.aspx They use a standard 3/8" lag bolt.

The dessicant dryer is from Princess Auto. They go on sale every once in a while. I also used a hydraulic hose from the tank to the piping. I put a ball valve before the hose and shut it every night in case of a fire.
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Old Feb 24th, 12, 2:25 PM
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Thanks for the tips Ron! I might have to go with a concrete insert, the concrete is getting soft (40+ years old) and they did not seem to pour very much of it (3-6 inches??) I might ending using the hockey puck idea, the rubber is getting a few too many holes from failed anchor installs.
I have been reading about the Princess dessicant dryer, I might pick that up (sometimes $39) because the budget is looking lean to setup all the 50 ft of piping. I might use the black piping and cap it off to leave room for further improvements. I could be re-doing my front balcony and then I could run the zig zag lines up there (the garage ceiling is below the balcony).
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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Feb 27th, 12, 11:26 AM
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One of the benefits of having a decent size compressor/receiver, you will have less problems with water in the air supply.
When using a small compressor that runs constantly with a small receiver, the receiver will operate at a temperature higher than the condensing temperature. The air is saturated with water vapor and when it travels through the supply pipes it will cool and the water will be in the piping system and the hoses.
The larger compressor having less run time and more receiver surface area will be better able to condense the water in the receiver. Depending on your usage you may find that you do not need to purchase an air drier.
You will want to change the oil shortly after break-in just like you do with your new engine.
Take a close look at the air filter. A lot of the new units have a sponge inside a plastic enclosure that leak at the seams. Most of the compressor noise comes from ther air intake and the noise can be reduced significantly by sealing the air cleaner housing with duct tape.
Another trick is to replace the foam element with a more dense sponge type filter.
Final note: If you use any copper piping you should sil fos or silver solder the joints. Soft solder shouldn't be used especially if you have a two stage air compressor and are running pressures above 125 psi.

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Old Feb 27th, 12, 3:09 PM
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Thanks Squido, I noticed I was getting water when I was using my 30 Gallon "6 hp" model. I will look at the filter.
I will look into changing the oil, I already had to drain it because I transported to my place on its side. There is also a "break in" procedure that must be done too..(ie let it run for awhile with the tank unplugged)
I have some old solder I might use (if I go copper) leftover from the 60s (from my grandads tool kit). It is probably pretty strong..
I also tried to bolt down the compressor this weekend. The anchor bolts do not work! The pad is only like 3 inches thick--so the bolts just keep sinking in!! I bought some anchor inserts and then I started to rachet the lag bolts and the first one snapped!!! So I gotta use shorter lag bolts (3 inches or so)...
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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Feb 27th, 12, 11:19 PM
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They never give you enough room underneath for the drain piping. I need to raise my compressor about 2 inches to give me space to put a catch container under the valve.

When you install your reducing valve and water bowl/filter. Keep the water bowl on the high pressure side of the regulator. The water vapor condenses easier the higher the pressure.

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Old Mar 2nd, 12, 6:48 PM
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I got the compressor bolted down. On a thin pad (3 inch or so) use the concrete anchor inserts and 3 inch or so lag bolts. I used berner's tip of using the hockey pucks as anti-vibration pads. I also installed the Campbell Hausefiel drain kit. It will make draining the tank much easier...



The wiring is all done now including the compressor. I secured it as best as I can..



I popped into the truck supply store (Malmberg here in Ottawa) and bought some fittings for the -10 teflon braided hose that goes from the tank to the wall. While there one of the guys I bracket race against (who works there) suggested I use some tractor trailer 5/8 brake line called Eaton Synflex. It would be able to withstand the PSI from the compressor, would not shatter &durable..I got it for a decent price too!! I will be using this and going 25 feet or so. I dropped into Princess Auto and took a look at the dryer, I will wait until it goes on sale (hopefully soon) and pick up the rest of the air line supplies as well (filter&regulator)...I will start on the shelving in the meantime, and use some old paint to paint the area up..
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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Mar 30th, 12, 12:40 PM
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Hey guys,
I am building a deck for the balconey (the wife's request-- green astro turf carpet didn't cut it anymore) so I am little sidetracked..
I got the compressor lines up, regulator/filter installes, dryer installed. The Synflex lines work great!! I am just welding up some 1.5x1.5 tubing for a rack for my steel. I will get some pics up soon!
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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Apr 15th, 12, 1:53 PM
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Hey guys,
I am finally nearing the finish line. I installed the lines (used 25 ft before the dryer), welded up a hanging rack for steel, and I also received another tool chest from my girlfriend's grandmother (tool chest was from her deceased husband). Now, I am just organizing it all trying to keep in mind ideas fro making it better...











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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Dec 21st, 12, 10:51 PM
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I thought I would update this a bit..
The compressor pressure switch blew in May and we replaced it with a Square D unit..no problems since then. We also used 8 gauge copper teriminals to hook up the wiring. They should disperse the load better than the ring terminals. I finally remembered to take a picture of it..

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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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Old Dec 21st, 12, 11:05 PM
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Power Fist

Good old Princess Auto

looks like things are getting sorted out. Nice when you actually get some reward for your efforts.
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Old Dec 22nd, 12, 9:30 AM
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Thanks tom,
Yes, that place is the Canadian version of Harbour Freight...the air compressor is actually from a Harbour Freight store in Watertown New York..but the air dryer is a Princess Auto one..I think the air compressor runs at a higher rpm which may have overwhelmed the pressure switch..the Square D unit seems like a more sturdy unit.
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1970 Monte Carlo 468 BBC TH-400 Hughes 3000 stall 4.10 gears

Sept 17 2011 Napierville Dragway
60 foot 1.607
330 ft et 4.812
1/8 mile time 7.557
1/8 mph 88.89
1/4 mile et 12.017
1/4 mile mph 109.09

Launch video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2qQX4TDTVU
IN-CAR dragstrip run Sept 17 2011@Napierville
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQXrm6jvdU

Monte dragstrip run 12.8 Sept 21 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTPu0JXbcz0
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