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Nice item Sam, I had no idea they were so complex inside.

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I'm learning that their complexity (an old design by the way dating back to the early 20th century) is a result of the fact that these machines can be highly accurate and reliable with minimal maintenance and adjustments required. They meter out their air one psi at a time (each bell ring) and you are able to adjust it to be spot on for the target pressure (easily w/i 1 psi). They are a sight to behold with the mechanical movements of the levers, puffs of air, and the bell ringing. When I finish this, I intend to leave the back cover off to provide a bit of entertainment while the tireflator is operating.
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Sam, you have me inspired to find another shop artifact.

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Yes Paul - you NEED one in that shop you are putting together. It would be right at home!
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Parts refurbishment is coming along. I am waiting for some rebuild kits and other hardware.
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Close to going back togetherů
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I am using my (non-perfect) original porcelain face as the repros printing is not accurate to the early models like mine. Sweet little mechanical design to advance the psi's. 5lbs is the smallest amount that this system is accurate.
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Received rebuild kits for diaphragm, o-rings, gaskets, clips, specialized fasteners, etc...
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The tireflator is operational! I still have to calibrate it, but no leaks so far. I took the frame, wall mount, and outer cowl pieces to the powder coater last week and should see those pieces back in a week or so. Here's a still shot and Bruce will help me post a short video of the meter in action later on...
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Very nice, love it

She is going to give you a lifetime of service.

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