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10-12-2011 10:01 AM
geeky2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Fool
I believe the Hobbyair can supply 1 man using a hose length of 200 ft.

Every 90 you put in the pvc line shortens that distance fairly fast.
A standard 1" 90 elbow is the equivalent of over 5 feet of straight 1" pipe

Another concern in my mind is air flow through pvc generates static electricity. You might get a dandy of a zap, then again maybe you won't. just a thought.
hello,

thank you for the feedback.

ok, sounds like i should just use the hose / setup as is without modification.

i was at another person's garage last night. he also uses a hobbyair system. he has had his system for some time (years).

i asked him if he ever considered doing what i proposed / asked.

he said, "why bother - the hose is not that big of deal to move around, once you get used to it."

he just takes his unit and sets it outside when he works.

i believe i will just keep things simple and use the unit as it was intended.

thank you,
mark
10-11-2011 04:42 PM
Old Fool
Quote:
Originally Posted by geeky2
does anyone know if i can plumb the air supply from the hobbyair unit in PVC - or some other rigid pipe?

what i would like to do - if possible -

is place the hobbyair unit in my basement (per a comment made by another member).

then run PVC from the hobbyair unit - through the box header in to my attached garage and around the garage in to the paint booth. at the end of the PVC pipe run - i would put one of the hobbyair quick connectors.

the idea being that when i wanted to use the unit - i would just walk in to the paint booth and connect my hose to the PVC drop - which would be located right next to the drop i have for my hose that will connect to my paint gun.

my hope is that this arrangement will make it easier to manage both hoses (the air supply for the gun and the air supply from the hobbyair) while i paint.

thank you for any input,
mark
I believe the Hobbyair can supply 1 man using a hose length of 200 ft.

Every 90 you put in the pvc line shortens that distance fairly fast.
A standard 1" 90 elbow is the equivalent of over 5 feet of straight 1" pipe

Another concern in my mind is air flow through pvc generates static electricity. You might get a dandy of a zap, then again maybe you won't. just a thought.
10-11-2011 10:27 AM
geeky2 does anyone know if i can plumb the air supply from the hobbyair unit in PVC - or some other rigid pipe?

what i would like to do - if possible -

is place the hobbyair unit in my basement (per a comment made by another member).

then run PVC from the hobbyair unit - through the box header in to my attached garage and around the garage in to the paint booth. at the end of the PVC pipe run - i would put one of the hobbyair quick connectors.

the idea being that when i wanted to use the unit - i would just walk in to the paint booth and connect my hose to the PVC drop - which would be located right next to the drop i have for my hose that will connect to my paint gun.

my hope is that this arrangement will make it easier to manage both hoses (the air supply for the gun and the air supply from the hobbyair) while i paint.

thank you for any input,
mark
10-11-2011 05:10 AM
charger1 I bought mine from this site (www.turbineproducts.com) i have the one with the tyvek hood. It comes with 25 feet of hose but i ordered 40 feet,i haven't used it for painting yet but i have used it for sandblasting and it works great.
10-10-2011 08:37 AM
geeky2
Quote:
Originally Posted by cboy
Speaking of VW's running V8's AND Byron Speedway, here is my C/Altered that I raced back in the early 70's. I ran mostly at Union Grove but I did run a couple times at Byron (blowing up an engine there on one occasion). The first shot is from the pits at Great Lakes. The car had a Chapman funny car chassis and ran a small block Chevy with tunnel ram and 2-4's along with a clutch turbo transmission. Had to give up racing when the kids were born and there just wasn't enough time left in the day to remain competitive on the track.

Thanks for the memories about Belvidere and Rockford racing. And pass along my thanks to your dad as well for sharing those stories.




i'll show these pictures to my dad.

he was at Union Grove every weekend (as a spectator). my may remember your car.

thank you,
mark
10-08-2011 03:44 PM
Lizer
Quote:
Originally Posted by geeky2
hello,

any suggestions on where to buy the hobbyair unit?

one of the previous posters mentioned that i should never buy anything from Eastwood (www.eastwood.com).

if anyone has a suggestion on a preferred source for this unit - i would be interested. i did a general google search and found _SEVERAL_ sites that offer this unit. all of the prices seems to be consistent.

here are a few of the links that popped up:

price dumper ebay

thank you,
mark
I think it all comes down to personal preference. He obviously has some beef with Eastwood, but I get stuff through Eastwood as do a lot of other people. I think they're overpriced on a lot of stuff (some of the stuff looks exactly like the same thing you get from Harbor Freight) but they have a lot of specialty items and tools that are handy.

TCP Global is a good place. I've bought stuff through them as well.

And then the Autobodystore previously mentioned. You might also check into your local Oreilly auto parts. They have a large auto body catalog and might be able to order one in. Additionally, you may have a local professional paint supply shop that might carry them.
10-08-2011 03:40 PM
Lizer
Quote:
Originally Posted by tech69
doh!
you were really confusing the **** out of me.
10-08-2011 03:10 PM
TR4AGuy
Hobby Air

I bought a used system off Craigslist. The guy had only used it 4 times. I paid about $425.oo for it. These are one of those tools you will use to paint your car and sell it to the next guy.. Kind of a pay it forward thing I guess...
I have the half mask but I wear a head sock and goggles. No paint smell when I am done and that is directly from " The One Who Must Be Obeyed".
I am painting a 1967 Triumph TR4A IRS and plan on selling it to the next guy when I am done.
The thing works great though. I would definately recommend one even if you have to pay retail. It probably wouldn't hurt you too much to just paint one car but why take the chance? Make sure you pick up on of those TYVEK paint suits too. The unit I have as a 50 foot hose so I just set it up outside the garage on teh upwind side as far from the garage door as possible. With the TYVEK suit, Nytril gloves, the head sock and goggles (not safety glasses). you can be pretty well protected and it isn't too uncomfortable. The TYVEK suit can get pretty warm but is worth it.
10-08-2011 12:22 PM
cboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by geeky2
...This speed shop was in the back of a Western Auto Store on Logan Ave, in Belvidere, IL. the name was Cooks speed shop...
If that was out on the east side of town on Logan (or at least it was "out east" back in those days), then I'm thinking it was Cooks where I got the body and not Steerling. I do remember they used to have a glass bucket in their shop suspended from the ceiling. And I recall for certain that I got the body in Belvidere and not Rockford. So most likely it was Cooks.

Speaking of VW's running V8's AND Byron Speedway, here is my C/Altered that I raced back in the early 70's. I ran mostly at Union Grove but I did run a couple times at Byron (blowing up an engine there on one occasion). The first shot is from the pits at Great Lakes. The car had a Chapman funny car chassis and ran a small block Chevy with tunnel ram and 2-4's along with a clutch turbo transmission. Had to give up racing when the kids were born and there just wasn't enough time left in the day to remain competitive on the track.

Thanks for the memories about Belvidere and Rockford racing. And pass along my thanks to your dad as well for sharing those stories.



10-08-2011 10:30 AM
geeky2
Quote:
Originally Posted by cboy
Hey Geeky,

Just noticed you are from Belvidere. I was born and raised in Sycamore so I'm pretty familiar with your stomping grounds. In fact, I bought the glass body for this T-bucket back in the 60's from a little speed shop in Belvidere (might have been called Sterling Speed if I remember correctly - long gone now I am sure). And good luck with that first paint job.

hello cboy,

thank you for sending me the pic of your T-Bucket.

i went over to my mom and dad's house yesterday and asked my dad about Sterling. i was surprised how fast he came back with the information.

my dad has been showing hot rods for almost 20 years. he has been in to hot rods his whole life.

he said that Sterling Engineering and speed shop was located on Broadway in Rockford, IL. it was run until about 4 years ago by a gentleman named, Carl Johnson.

Carl sponsored several racers "back in the day", including Jerry Haley. my dad showed me a few pictures of Haley's car on the strip. on the side of the car it says, "Sterling Engineering".

here is a link to a picture that is similar to one of the pics in my dad's garage.

jerry haley anglia

Carl also raced his own car at Byron, IL. my dad (along with another source i talked to who knows and worked with Carl) said that Carl while trying to break 260 MPH in his own car, had a very bad accident at Byron raceway. After that Carl retired from racing and around the same time, closed his shop on Broadway in Rockford, IL and moved it to his home.

during the same conversation, with my dad, we BOTH remembered another speed shop in Belvidere, IL. This speed shop was in the back of a Western Auto Store on Logan Ave, in Belvidere, IL. the name was Cooks speed shop.

my dad knows both people that ran the shop. they are both locals and still around (he thinks). my dad told me a hilarious story of the two owners being left on their own for the weekend, while Cook's wife went out of town. the two decided to take the family volkswagon and put a 402? engine in the front / trunk and modify the steering so the car had to be driven from the back seat.

because of the car's uniqueness, it was one of the most well know local cars in the general area. back then Belvidere was very small and the locals commonly cruised up and down State street to Logan avenue and turned around in the parking lot at the Beacon (a small restaurant on the end of town) which also was right next to Cook's speed shop.

my dad is very active in the local show circle and said the modified Volkswagon car popped up at a local show last year and was still located about 1/2 mile from his home. he talked to the owner at the show and found out that the owner is slowly restoring the car back to it's original look in 1965 - 66.

take care,
mark
10-06-2011 03:01 PM
tech69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Fool
the OP is talking about a supplied air breathing unit. I believe you are referring to a turbine spray unit.
doh!
10-06-2011 12:17 PM
cboy I got mine the same place as Centerline. But in clicking on the site just now I see they have changed the name to "Axis". The images still show the "Hobby Air" name on the air pump but you may want to also try googling with the Axis name to get price comparisons.
10-06-2011 12:04 PM
Centerline I bought mine from Len at Autobodystore.com. He is great to work with and also has a few "How To" videos that can be very helpful.

Centerline
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10-06-2011 09:12 AM
geeky2 hello,

any suggestions on where to buy the hobbyair unit?

one of the previous posters mentioned that i should never buy anything from Eastwood (www.eastwood.com).

if anyone has a suggestion on a preferred source for this unit - i would be interested. i did a general google search and found _SEVERAL_ sites that offer this unit. all of the prices seems to be consistent.

here are a few of the links that popped up:

price dumper ebay

thank you,
mark
10-06-2011 09:04 AM
geeky2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Fool
the OP is talking about a supplied air breathing unit. I believe you are referring to a turbine spray unit.

yes - i was / am talking about an SAS (supplied air system) from HobbyAir.

thank you,
mark
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