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Help identifying old airbrake(?) compressor.


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I hope this is the right forum to ask this question? Working on the principle that people into big military trucks are also into big, old trucks in general, here goes.

 

I'm trying to positively identify what I believe to be an old airbrake compressor pump unit, recently given to me attached to a 120 litre air receiver and belt driven by a 3hp electric motor.

 

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I'm pretty certain it's by Clayton Dewandre and from the early 60's (data plate says 9/1964), it's a 2 cylinder single stage (2 13/16" bore x 2 1/4" stroke) with a cast alloy inlet manifold, the only other info is "PCGA 31/6" on the data plate, this doesn't relate to any other info I can find anywhere on Clayton Dewandre.

 

Can anyone suggest a model number and possible source of spares? All I really need is a head gasket as the bores and valves are spot on, worst case I can make a gasket out of whatever is used as a replacement for CAF these days.

 

Thanks all

 

Max

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That's brilliant thanks Andy, I'd expected it to come off something more mundane but an Explorer! That's cool, I've got a bit of history.

 

BTW Is the part number you quoted for the gasket or the complete pump unit?

 

Thanks again

 

Max

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Could be off a Bedford RL, they were twin cylinder Claytons as I recall, but cannot remember what the pulley was like.

 

Thanks Richard, I've googled Bedford RL and the compressor doesn't look like mine, not that I'd have minded but it makes it that little bit more special knowing it came off a heavy Scammell.

 

FYI, mine has a solid 2 belt pulley fitted, no holes like the one in Andy's photo, that doesn't necessarily mean it's always been there?

 

Andy... Does your parts book list a number for the complete pump unit? I've found a website that deciphers VAOS parts numbers, this tells me that the [P3960] is a manufacturers part number, I've had no luck finding a gasket using that number.

 

Thanks again.

 

Max

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Hi Max , fairly certain now that its made by Clayton Dewandre the part number for the complete compressor is LV6/MT1 SV/PCGA124 . Good luck mate :D

 

Thanks again Andy, Chris at Erentek is doing his best to find a gasket and possibly some valve springs for me :-)

 

 

Max

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