I'm a jump ahead... sent some info on your machine to long-time friend, Porter, at August Industries yesterday, and spoke with him today about it. (Bauer USA in Virginia even calls him sometimes for information )timbo wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:10 pmHey Bill,little question. I have been reading posts on compressors on scubaboard.
There is a thread from someone who is looking for parts for a 1962 KA14 Mako.
This could be quite similar to my KA14. In the posts there is mensioned that augustindustries probably would have parts.
New or used. You mensioned you know these guys pretty wel. Would you mind informing about parts for me?
Maybe used or something new that would fit. If not no problem,I wil try to mail them. Calling from Belgium would be quite expensive.
Just looking at a new piston (haven't looked up the number to see what Bauer it fits), and the dark end was the lower end. I must have confused the two ends in the photo. I thought maybe the previous rebuilder had put it in upside down... my mistake.timbo wrote: ↑Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:00 amHet Bill,thanks in advance for the info.
The smaller dark part is the top of the piston.
The shiny long part is the lower end. I wil give it a go but I don't have a good feeling
about it. We wil see how it goes. Wil be taking the rest of the block appart this weekend.
Is it the entire piston that seals or just the top part?
I'm guessing what you found looks similar to this one I found in my box of misc parts. This is typical of all the later models, which have incorporated the orings for a better seal. The measurements this one (a used one belonging to August Industries) are very close to your numbers except of course for the top flange length. The very slight differences I measure could easily be the variations in our measuring devices, and might fit your machine with the previously mentioned modification. Maybe the lower part of the top flange could be machined instead of your cylinder?
This piston set belongs to August Industries, so it is for sale. I'll ask Porter what it's worth and let you know.timbo wrote: ↑Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:14 pmThe damage to the piston looks les bad on the picture than it is. I can't take a picture of the groove in the
sleeve but its bad an to deep to be honed out. Thanks for the tip though.
Hey Bill,this is indeed the type I have found online.
The machining would normally not be a problem. If I do it like I tought and you said I can do it in my lathe.
Is this piston and sleeve something you might consider of selling?
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