Air Compressors

Submitted: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
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I noticed in the achives previous dicussion on the "Endless Air" compressor system. I have been looking for a contact for this system
Can anyone tell one

1. is there a distributor in Brisbane
or
2. who the manufactureer is and their contact details

thanks
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
These are made by mechanical masochists from old air conditioning compressors. I don't believe anybody is stupid enough to actually make kits for vehicles. If you don't have air conditioning, then you can use the standard air conditioning brackets, idler pulleys, tensioning devices etc. However if you have air conditioning, then start to become a DIY mechanical masochist as the work involved with brackets, mounts, pulleys etc. is nothing short of a nightmare.

What is wrong with a good quality air compressor like the Grunter:
http://www.marlows.com.au/6791582.html
The identical power unit to this is sold by some so called specilised (read rip-off) 4WD outlets for $250 to $300.

What purpose do you want to put this compressor to?
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Follow Up By: Brian - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Just bought the "Grunter" 35l/min $93 delivered to Taz
Looks great have not used it yet!
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Follow Up By: Kevin - Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00
Its really a case of "If you don't know ... you can't grow"

I already have an on board ARB compressor for diff locks and tyres etc, and after doing the fourbie tyres and sometimes the trailer tyres, this compressor starts to look like it could melt.
a second 12volt compressor is an option, however the 8 cfm capacity claimed by the "endless system", and the option of using air tools made it worth exploring.

Having said that, all of 4WD places I have called in Brissie have never heard of the Endless system. ( Kareela Engineering in Victoria ... a bit far away!!).
Somebody must make them ??
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Follow Up By: Steve - Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Dec 12, 2002 at 01:00
Just ordered the "Grunter" from Marlows via the Net. $68-50 including freight (Xmas special). I figured for that money I can't go wrong.
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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Friday, Dec 13, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 13, 2002 at 01:00
Steve I was in Supercheap yesterday, and they have a compressor which is the identical power unit to the Grunter. It comes in a reasonable bag, and a coil hose with the pressure gauge at the air/tyre chuck end. Price $149.00. Not worth the extra.

http://www.bushranger.com.au/showcase.asp?page=item&id=55X02
Nearly identical to the Supercheap unit, same power unit as the Supercheap and Grunter.
PRICE - a WHOPPING $249.00

Found another 4WD site that was flogging it at $289.00, again just slightly different to the Supercheap one, same power unit as the Grunter.
Just cannot find it again quickly.
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
any 4wd center will be able to get one for you, or go to your newsagents and get the # from Toyota Monthly.. thats 4wd Monthly to the uninitiated!


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Follow Up By: Oziexplorer - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
There are good magazines, mediocre magazines and poor magazines, and then 4WD Monthly sets a new standard for bottom of the barrel.
Their so called 'articles' are obviously paid advertorials, and the advertising reflects that. I find it difficult to believe they can be so blatent and in the end what tantamounts to what I consider fraud.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00

Wednesday, Dec 11, 2002 at 01:00
Thank god Im not the only one that thinks that!

Thought I was getting paranoid in my old age....
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Reply By: patrol692001 - Friday, Dec 13, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 13, 2002 at 01:00
KEVIN,
Email me off line and i will describe the system i installed on my GQ Patrol, using old a/c comp.Has tank. reg & cut out etc .I can run a rattly gun , reseat tyres on beads & blow out pre/air filters.Worth every bit of hassle and expense IMHO. I'd do it again for sure .I can email pics if reqd.

Cheers MIKE
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