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Broken Air Compressor?


I finally decided to figure out what was wrong with my air compressor pump.  The wheel would just spin freely and not do anything else.  When I removed the top the pistons? wouldn’t move when I pushed on them.  I would guess that is not good!  It was also dry and gummy.  But who knows what it is suppose to look like?


I removed the wheel thing (technical term) I guess this piece is fine?  But I believe I spotted the problem.


Looks like something broke in the compressor pump?  🙂  Looks like maybe the pistons seized up and the wheel thing ripped all the crap apart!  But it looks like I have all the pieces and I can easily fix this with some glue!


I forgot to tell you the way to get this pump apart is to take all the screws out them hit it with a rubber mallet.  At least it worked for me.  The 2nd picture looks like the piston actually broke/cracked then the whole pump blew up?  Maybe?


But I really can’t decide if the pump just didn’t have enough oil?  Maybe that caused all the problem?  I checked with the dip stick and it didn’t register, that is bad.  So the bottom line is I figured out what the problem was with my Dad’s broken air compressor and with a little glue I will be able to get this old green SpeedAire back as good as new!

Birmingham INTERNATIONAL Car Show!

I went to the Birmingham International Car Show and is was okay!


Nissan did not have their 2009 370 Z but they did have a GT-R with the steering wheel on the wrong side.


Ford had the Intruder or something like that (left picture) and the ugliest car in the whole show with the Air Stream (middle picture).  The last picture is the most expensive cheap plastic looking piece on a car, which is on the Corvette ZR1 around $110,000.


I think that my favorate car was the 1968 Shelby Cobra which cost $5263.03 new.


Of course the stupid Jags were locked like no one has ever seen a Ford Taurus before?  I did like the super gay blue beacon that flashed in the car though (left picture).  The next car reminded me of something from the 70s in the interior, very weird and had lots of shiny chrome.