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Old 04-24-2016, 05:31 PM
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Friend gave me a 60 gal. compressor, thinks it needs a motor. What's the best brand and place to buy? ( I haven't hooked it up to see if it will run or not).

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Check the HP rating and as donno21 says, voltage and amp requirements and replace with a motor at least as big. Often times you will find a motor with higher HP that draws less or same amps because it is more efficient. Also match the RPM rating and shaft diameter. You will need a motor with high starting torque. Here's another source.

Air Compressor Motors from Northern Tool + Equipment

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