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komet163b

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2021, 08:14:42 pm »
Drab Color?  It is original and looks great.
Maybe you could pinstripe part of it if you
want it to be special.


Good Luck,
Wayne

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2021, 08:25:03 pm »
Pinstripe is not a bad idea, I could play around with some pinstripe tape to get a design worked out that I like and then peel and try it in painted pin stripe. Also like to put it on a wood board. The color may grow on me when I see it in person and clean it.

komet163b

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2021, 08:36:09 pm »
  I will tell you, mine is a shaker.  I'm 'cogitatin' on
mounting my cleaned up compressor on some sort of heavy,
dense base.  I'd then mount that on a sheet of good vibration
absorber. Then, it won't dance around so much.

Wayne

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2021, 04:02:12 am »
I plan to pull mine apart to evaluate the internals, I will look to see if there is an easy way to add counter balance weight to the crankshaft to smooth things out a bit.

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2021, 08:56:11 am »
Until I read this posting I didn't know these things existed! So thanks guys for the postings. Intrigued I immediately headed over to ebay and managed to find this one over here in the UK.

One thing I did notice is that it appears to have a different cylinder casting.





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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2021, 09:43:52 am »
Nice!...I don't know much about them as well, but yours has crank case vent(rectangular hole) facing the name plate...most I have seen this hole faces the electric motor. It's fun to take an old mechanical thing and clean up and put back into service. I like the cleaner design of your model. Definitely post photo's if you get her fixed up!

komet163b

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2021, 10:12:44 am »
For sure, a different casting for the cylinder and crankcase.

I wonder what else KJ Miller made?

Wayne

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2021, 11:50:33 am »
Wayne should probably be getting a commission check from ebay for all the KJ miller sales his thread is generating.

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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2021, 01:15:00 pm »
...managed to find this one over here in the UK.
I also imported my 220V version from the UK.
Assume that was the only European exportmarket?
Cheers
Jan
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Re: My latest KJ Miller purchase
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2021, 04:39:41 pm »
I was trying so see what the difference was on the Cylinder casting, then it occurred to me....Alan's unit does Not have the carry handle, Duh! I really like my carry handle so I'm not trading mine in any time soon. It looks like the "carry" handle cyl may fit the clean crank case so that might be a build possibility!

 

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