Re: [Big_Eldorado] Re: Air Compressor Rebuild/Replace
Thanks, I'll give it a shot. Also need an antenna motor, assy.
--- On Tue, 5/31/11, bob <walravine@...> wrote:
From: bob <walravine@...>
Subject: [Big_Eldorado] Re: Air Compressor Rebuild/Replace
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 5:52 PM
No, I was only speculating if an electric compressor system from a '78 could be adapted to a '76. I managed to fabricate a diaphragm for my pneumatic compressor so I didn't go the electric route. However, you might contact Cadillac King in Pacoima, CA and see if they have an electric compressor. You might also try Dbaer's Cadillacville in Winlock, Wa. I think the guy is trying to sell his business so I'm not sure if he's still open, but it's worth a shot.
Hope this helps.
--- In Big_Eldorado@yahoogroups.com, Denis Davey <elmer1d@...> wrote:
> I see you mentioned using one out of a 78, if you find one please pass it on as to where you found it. I need one for my 78 Eldorado.
> --- On Tue, 4/26/11, bob <walravine@...> wrote:
> From: bob <walravine@...>
> Subject: [Big_Eldorado] Re: Air Compressor Rebuild/Replace
> To: Big_Eldorado@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011, 2:48 AM
> To my knowledge no one makes a rebuild kit. Hadley--the manufacturer--certainly doesn't. O-rings can be found pretty easily through various auto parts stores but the diaphragm is impossible to find. I made a replacement using stretchable/mouldable rubberized canvas and it works great but I'm curious to see how long it will last. I don't think you'll find replacements for the rubber stops in the regulator, either. Mine looked pretty good so I didn't mess with them.
> Interestingly, Hadley makes a 12 volt compressor with an electric pressure switch but I have no idea whether the kit would work on our Eldos. I wonder how difficult it would be to use an electric pump out of a '78 Cad. In any event, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that my fabricated diaphragm will hang in there.