Odd find at my grandfathers estate. tu-flo501 compressors.

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    Odd find today going thru grandfathers estate. he was a carpenter. Not mechanical at all. had 2 new in box tu-flo 501 compressors. Not sure what he was going to do with them. To be honest I am not sure what ii am going to do with them..
     
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    a two-word answer comes to mind.....

    "onboard air" :Thumbs Up
     
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    I don't have a use for them. Just trying to come up with ideas for selling them or repurposing them into something else.
     
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    very common compressor with alot of different styles. post up a pic
     
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    Appears to be a reman unit straight from Bendix. has paperwork and some gaskets along with some fittings in a plastic bag. I have no reason to think these were ever used after the reman.
     
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    nope they are new. but they are the old style. pulley and belt driven. the two 3/4 pipe threads on the head are for coolant, then one of the lower holes on the side is for oil and the bottom is oil drain back to the engine. not worth alot but still i would say 250-350 bucks a pop.
     
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    That's about what I have been finding..

    Still seems odd that my grandfather had them stashed away. Not a mechanic in any way shape or form. This was the only tool/part that wasn't for woodworking or building.
     
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    unless he was planning on building an air compressor out of them. but they need a cooling system and a pressurized oil system. so not really practical.
     
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    Exactly.. Just odd wondering what his plans were. I am certain he was aware of the cooling needs for these and need for lube. I just don't have a clue.

    I posted em up locally to get them sold now that I have done my research.. No one in my family will ever use them so no reason to let them go to waste.

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    Sucks your so far away, I could use one. That's the style they used on my dt. But I gotta find the mounts and such first. Lol
     
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    Yeah. Most people don't have a clue what these are around here.
     
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    Any one know of a good place to post these to reach the people that know what they are. I know EBay but I cancelled my account and refuse to go back there.

    Any other options?
     

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