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Can anyone help me identify this old US Divers/Luchard compressor?

Discussion in 'Vintage Equipment Diving' started by cdncbr600rr, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. captain

    captain Captain

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    PM me your email and I will send you the manual.
     
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  2. cdncbr600rr

    cdncbr600rr Angel Fish

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    Just a big shout out to Scuba Board and all the folks here that are helping guys like me who are new to vintage dive gear. Great resource for anyone looking to get into the restoration side of things.
     
  3. cdncbr600rr

    cdncbr600rr Angel Fish

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    Many heartfelt thanks to Captain and Regulator BJ. Captain has spent time on the phone with me helping me rebuild and offer tips and tricks to getting my old but new to me Cyclone back in fine form. I've attached a few pics of how she was when I got her and how she looks now.
    She's got new seals all around, all new bearings and some paint. Other than that, she was in good shape. Needed some heavy cleaning to loosen up old sludge oil and old carbon in the filter, but other than that, she came apart easily and looked to be in very good shape internally. I just replaced the bearings/seals and nylock nuts for good measure. Looking forward to getting the electric motor on her and all the plumbing done. Like Cap's, she'll benefit from extra filtration that I'm installing. Twin coalescers and large filtration tower should give me Grade E/oxy compatible air with no issues. Have gone with Cap's suggestion and will be running her on synthetic Seco 500 oil, as opposed to the original mineral oil that it took when new. Some carbon buildup on the valves when she came apart, the synthetic oil should help minimize that going forward.
    Now before someone points out that the compressor looks backwards; it is, in the photo's you can see that the coalescer is on the same side as the filling cap, but in the new photo's it's backwards; that's because I needed to have that side open to adjust come internal clearances and didn't want my elbow to be hitting the coalescer. She'll be turned around and put in her proper position once I have everything checked over and before the plumbing is started.
    Anyhow, there's about another 20-30 hours of work getting the plumbing done and fitting the hub/fan/motor. I'll post some final photo's when done. 20181211_080312 1.jpg 20181211_080321 1.jpg 20190606_122029.jpg 20190916_135230.jpg 20190916_135215.jpg
     
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  4. captain

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    Looking good, likely there will soon be two working Luchard H6's in the universe.
     
  5. cdncbr600rr

    cdncbr600rr Angel Fish

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    Thanks Cap,

    I'll send some video when she's running. Decided to go with a gas engine like yours. Thought about it and if I'm somewhere without electricity, it's a paperweight. I can always find gas, even siphon from the truck if needed. Plus, I got a great deal on an engine from Princess Auto, $88 CAD. Add $12 for the pulley and she's good to go.
     

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