I used the magnetic clutch from an old Ford compressor to make a 12
volt battery powered nail/screw picker-upper. Used a push button switch
to control and two 6 volt lantern batteries for power. Origional use
was to pick up spilled screws at the plant. Now I use it to pull nails
from the fireplace ash before working it into the garden.
I have seen mention that the aluminum from the compressors are a good
source of material for those who cast aluminum.
DIY engine-driven refrigeration and freezer systems, for instance boat
holding-plate systems. The same compressors are used, but they run at
lower system pressures to get the evaporator temperature down below
I've got a 110V motor driving an old one to make a vacuum pump.
Useful for working on Auto A/C systems, bleeding brakes and
putting watches cellphones etc into a vacuum after an accidental dunking (
prevents corrosion later)
Mark (that thing really sucks!) Dunning
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