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Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683357
Mon Mar 27 2017 04:01 PM
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Nice job! looks like new.

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Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683377
Mon Mar 27 2017 06:19 PM
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Impressive thanks for sharing job well done!!!!

Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683379
Mon Mar 27 2017 06:52 PM
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Nice breakdown , Fantastic job . Thanks for sharing this with us.


Wanted TEXACO related items & SUNOCO related items .Signs -Globes et'c. Oil Cans - Grease cans .
Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683380
Mon Mar 27 2017 06:57 PM
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Love what looks like a vintage American Flag!!
Great work on the air meter!! Wow there are a lot of parts in that thing!!
Look forward to seeing it done!


Steve Coppens
Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683381
Mon Mar 27 2017 07:03 PM
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Thanks, the flag came out of a northern Kentucky grade school that was torn down (and left behind!) recently. It has great patina and the cast iron base looks just right. It has 50 stars - so newer than 1959.

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Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683419
Tue Mar 28 2017 08:06 AM
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More pictures of your shop area if you don't mind. So clean!!


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Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683429
Tue Mar 28 2017 10:43 AM
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Ha, "so clean"! Well it is getting there, but this is a working garage and used for max storage as well, so it does look busy. I have a bunch of furniture that needs to be disposed of which is taking up one whole bay of my 2.5 car shop. My detached shop was built in '03 by previous owner. We moved in in '14 and I inherited a blank slate (interior-wise) in a solid brick construction build (see photo) and it fortunately had a 100 amp service. Slowly but surely I have refurbished it to add insulation, dry wall, wainscoting, overhead oscillating fans, heating (propane), a/c (window unit), professionally epoxied floor, shelving, additional 110/220V lines throughout, compressor with air lines throughout the shop, and a lift (requiring re engineered trusses to provide additional height).




By the way, the antique Western Electric phone on the wall is fully operational and connects to another W. E. phone set in the house which we use as an intercom.











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Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #683439
Tue Mar 28 2017 12:16 PM
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Thanks for the pictures, great setup, like the work station with the hanging lights!


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Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #702542
Mon Jan 15 2018 10:41 AM
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Finished this up last spring. Easy to calibrate and quite accurate when done.









Sam
Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #702567
Mon Jan 15 2018 06:11 PM
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Very nice job. Looks great.

-Steve


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Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #702576
Mon Jan 15 2018 08:03 PM
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Mockingbird, nice place. Off subject but is there a benefit to that copper tubing & elbows on your air supply? Chris

Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: cggas] #702584
Tue Jan 16 2018 06:33 AM
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Originally Posted By cggas
Mockingbird, nice place. Off subject but is there a benefit to that copper tubing & elbows on your air supply? Chris


....and why the up and down radiator type pattern on the supply line?


WTB signs: WHITE STAR, FILMOIL, FLYING A button and Economical Transportation Chevrolet Sign. Also looking for a Wayne 866. Send a PM. Thanks.
Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #702591
Tue Jan 16 2018 09:24 AM
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Thanks fellas. I picked copper tubing for a couple of reasons. First off, it is strong, durable, and relatively low cost and easy to work with. There is some really good info on Copper at this web site to help with planning:

Copper Tube Handbook

My second reason is because it looks really good and it goes well with my retro theme of my work shop. So, I externally mounted it to show off its wonderful look.

The back-and-forth weaving of the copper tubes near the compressor is to provide a long run of tubing in a small space to cool the compressed air in order to remove the moisture (via a trap with a valve located off to the left of the compressor), before it gets to the pneumatic tools used down range.





Sam
Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: Mockingbird812] #702593
Tue Jan 16 2018 09:34 AM
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Ya I was askin bout the bak & forth tubing also. Thanks 4 the reply. Chris

Re: Eco 97 (1948) restoration [Re: cggas] #702594
Tue Jan 16 2018 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted By cggas
Ya I was askin bout the bak & forth tubing also. Thanks 4 the reply. Chris


Yeah - I got that you were asking that.


Sam
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