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Old 09-07-2018, 08:35 AM
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I have two IR 2475 compressors, one I bought new and the other one is a cobbled-up ghetto rebuild on a ASME 80gallon vertical reciever..both are identical 16cfm compressor heads,two stage twin cylinder..one has the factory IR intake filter,its pretty reasonably quiet as it can be when operating..pricey filter at $30 but does its job..the ghetto compressor has a Fram CA347 Dodge-V8 intake filter sandwiched between two round pieces of 1/4"plate with 3/8 allthread and a 1"stainless nipple ported to the back plate to thread into the IR primary cylinder head..it works great but is quite a bit noisier than the compressor with the IR filter assembly.Its very similar to IronMan's filter,just different dimensions.The factory IR intake filter has a exterior baffle that cuts noise down a lot..FWIW.
I do see the IR intake filter assemblies on eBay from time to time cheap,but I'll stick with what I have.
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Old 09-07-2018, 09:33 AM
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Now you can always "flip the lid" when you need added performance from your air compressors!
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:04 AM
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yup I remember that as a young man..the damn air compressor is the only thing left ya can still do that with,and it doesnt have passing gear kickdown either

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Old 09-10-2018, 11:53 AM
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I had a similar original air filter on my compressor, so I changed it to 2 filters.

The filters were about $8/ea, the housing were scrap off of a job
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I had a similar original air filter on my compressor, so I changed it to 2 filters.

The filters were about $8/ea, the housing were scrap off of a job
I have big old Ingersol of 90cfm and it has filters like that, sort of a cup over the element. I wonder if that is the noise abatement design?
Personally, I wrapped a sea-can around mine to cut down the panting of the Quincy.
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:48 AM
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I have big old Ingersol of 90cfm and it has filters like that, sort of a cup over the element. I wonder if that is the noise abatement design?
Personally, I wrapped a sea-can around mine to cut down the panting of the Quincy.

alas the benefits of owning land.............
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