Originally Posted by bosco
What got me started on this idea is that I have a windmill in my yard, an old 30' AeroMotor, and I have a couple old compressors out in the shop.
Surely there's a way to combine the two instead of shelling-out $600(+) for a new compressor?
Do you still have a working gearbox on top?
Do you know the stroke? Most of them were LONG
You can use two check valves and an airspring with enough travel and PSI(or a lever rig to convert travel to more power). $100 if you buy it new.
EDIT TO ADD: It would be best to set up two in a push-pull setup to take advantage of both sides of the stroke.