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Old 02-14-2021, 03:16 PM
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What happens if you turn the engine 180 and offset mount it ?

It would solve my rotational direction problem for sure. But it creates some space consuming issues (the unit gets wide) that will not work out in my application.

However as it turns out there may be a way to either buy or machine a PTO on the flywheel side of that motor which would facilitate turning the engine around without having to offset the compressor and engine....... I'm heading out to the shop shortly to check out the possibility.

It is -26C (-15F) with an upwards of 20mph wind Here right now so going outside for the trek across the farmyard to the shop either requires a sprint (hell no! lol) or a few extra layers.
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Old 02-14-2021, 04:15 PM
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It would solve my rotational direction problem for sure. But it creates some space consuming issues (the unit gets wide) that will not work out in my application.

However as it turns out there may be a way to either buy or machine a PTO on the flywheel side of that motor which would facilitate turning the engine around without having to offset the compressor and engine....... I'm heading out to the shop shortly to check out the possibility.

It is -26C (-15F) with an upwards of 20mph wind Here right now so going outside for the trek across the farmyard to the shop either requires a sprint (hell no! lol) or a few extra layers.
I would run it like it is.
I have a Quincy running "backwards" for years now. I was concerned with cooling as the inter-stage cooler is right by the flywheel and it could nor be turned because of the taper. So I monitored it with the heat gun for a while, and it never got the cooler very hot by sucking air across it instead of blowing as they intended.
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turning the flywheel around will not reverse the air flow
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Old 02-14-2021, 06:22 PM
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turning the flywheel around will not reverse the air flow
Lol... Insert head smack here! Your right. Id need to turn it inside out. That's a tricky procedure!
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Old 02-14-2021, 06:25 PM
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I would run it like it is.
I have a Quincy running "backwards" for years now. I was concerned with cooling as the inter-stage cooler is right by the flywheel and it could nor be turned because of the taper. So I monitored it with the hear gun for a while, and it never got the cooler very hot by sucking air across it instead of blowing as they intended.
Im leaning towards that option and just doing it. The compressor owes me nothing anyways. I just hate to put the time into it if it buggers up a year in.

The flywheel side PTO is an option but it looks like getting one will be tricky. I could spend a day or so on the lathe and machine one... but the lazy side of me is kicking in cuz this was supposed to be a quick and dirty project.
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