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Jonny-Jimbo
August 10, 2017, 11:47am Report to Moderator

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Hi All,

I've just bought myself a big old compressor - fed up with farting about with my little Lidl's POS, so I went all out and spent my summer bonus on an XE18/200.

Now, the outlet of the compressor is threaded internally, but I'm not sure how to reduce that fitting down to the 1/4"BSP standard size. I've tried googling it, and even asked the Machine Mart tech people, but no-one seems to know the thread size so I can buy a reducer to get my airline to fit.

Has anyone else got one, and know what thread size the outlet is?


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mikeyb
August 10, 2017, 11:52am Report to Moderator

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Are the threads good old BSP? If so then all you need is an appropriate set of reducers?

Knowing your level of mechanical knowledge though, there must be a twist to this tale?


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Jonny-Jimbo
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Well, part of the issue is that the air line I have and most of the fittings are a combination of ancient British stuff, and metric stuff - some of which have similar threads and pitches, but aren't quite the same...

However, it's more that I'm sitting in an office and wanting to get the bits I need ordered so I can try to finish the install this weekend... but I don't have the compressor on my desk  


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
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Jonny-Jimbo
August 10, 2017, 12:37pm Report to Moderator

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3/4BSP seems likely... They're only a few quid, so may as well give it a go.


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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poppyman
August 10, 2017, 1:22pm Report to Moderator
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have you tried using bits off your old lidl one?
i had a similar problem and they all fitted
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RobPearce
August 10, 2017, 2:43pm Report to Moderator

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Either 3/4" BSP or 1/2" BSP seem to be the most common. My garage has a run of 1/2" BSP pipe around from the compressor to several outlets, with simple adpaters for the 1/4" BSP quick connect fittings.


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Jonny-Jimbo
August 10, 2017, 5:54pm Report to Moderator

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I gave the Lidl one to a mate rather than just binning it. I popped up to my workshop after work and it's 3/4" BSP.


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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davidb5964
August 11, 2017, 5:56am Report to Moderator

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Morning Jon
are you sorted or do you want me to have a rummage here?
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Jonny-Jimbo
August 11, 2017, 8:36am Report to Moderator

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I think I'm sorted Dave, have spent a small fortune on adaptors etc. Seems daft to have to step up and down to fit together components bought from the same shop;

Compressor outlet > 3/4 > 1/4 > 1/4 > 1/2 > Filter/Pressure regulator inlet/Outlet > 1/2 > 1/4 > Snap Connector > Main hose > 1/4 > Snap connector > air tool...

Jeeees.


62 Vitesse 1600 - Slammed & modified
67 2000 - Fitted with 2.5 o/d - 2012 RBRR, 2015 Essex Rally, 2016 HCR, 2016 RBRR
67 2000 Estate - Dormant
70 Herald 13/60 - First car, many bits
77 CZ 125 Sport - 70 miles on the clock
77 Kawasaki KM90 - Shop hack
81 Yamaha DT125 - Many bits
88 Ginetta G4/4 - Dead
88 BMW E30 320i - For Sale
89 Citroen AX GT - Rally car!
90 BMW E30 318iS - Building to FIA spec
90 Mazda Eunos 1.6 - 'Popeye'
93 BMW 530i - Donor
95 BMW E34 540i - 4L V8
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Bitumen Boy
August 11, 2017, 8:05pm Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Jonny-Jimbo
Seems daft to have to step up and down to fit together components bought from the same shop...


Not to the people selling the adaptors it doesn't...
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