Smith Compressor Identification

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Smith Compressor Identification
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dominic verdi on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 02:12 pm:

First and foremost, let me see if you can see my pictures I tried to upload, also thank you for taking your time to read through my post!

So it seems from my searching that some of you folks know a lot about smith compressors.

Basically I'm trying to identify if what I have is a smith, and what I can do to "go through" the compressor side of the engine. I know this pertains to stuff quite a bit newer than you folks focus on, but I thought I would give it a shot.

I haven't found any pictures online that have a head that looks just like mine, I'm guessing maybe mid sixties vintage? It was running on a 302/289 before it sat for years and seized up.

I've got a new shortblock to put the head on, but I would like to go through it and make sure it will function.

The only modification I noticed to the engine it was on was that the lifter bores on the front and rear of the passenger side of the block were blocked off with press in bushings, which makes sense because you would lose all your oil pressure without doing so.

So basically:
What can I do to go through the compressor head?
What is it? A smith? Grimmer schmidt?

Any outfits that refurb these things?
What kind of compressor valve are they?
Any other related information :-)

Thanks for reading guys!

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sullivan on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 02:30 pm:

I have one, might be the same, when I got it some years ago, the guy before me had got parts and overhauled it. Maybe ten years ago. Dave in Bellingham, Wa


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 09:52 pm:

Here is a link to the Smith Compressor club. I have a Smith Model A motor conversion. It is shown in the pics on the club site. It is the old yellow one with the white wheels. :-) I have just joined the club but I think they will be able to steer you in the right direction. Smith was still in business till just a few years ago. Then they sold the rights to someone ??? who supplied parts for the later compressors like yours for awhile. I believe that that company has changed hands again and the parts thing is in "limbo" for the present time. I believe the last owner and son of the original company is active on the new site, and shows some interest in helping. The club site is somewhat new and is just a Facebook account and not a true web site. But I have had good luck with them .... Good luck with your project....


https://www.facebook.com/Smith-Motor-Compressor-Club-1593835384233586/timeline/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:31 pm:

So, is the Smith Compressor Club a chapter of the Model A Ford Club? Do you have to belong to the national Model A club to belong to the Gordon-Smith chapter?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Donnie Brown North Central Arkansas on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 01:45 pm:

Verne, The Smith Compressor Club is affiliated with the model A clubs. You do not have to belong to the Model A clubs to belong to the Smith Club. They do recommend to join the Model A clubs because of the affiliation and common likes. The Smith Club is a new club and is just now getting started. If you look at my link above, you will find the contact info for the club. Dues are 10.00 per year and include the newsletter. Their main focus is the Model A "Gordon Smith Head" conversions but they do have some info and possible contact info for the later versions also. You probably need a Facebook account to access their page in the link above...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tony Bowker, Ramona, CA on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 02:32 pm:

Here is a picture for those who do not want to open all those files.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 10:18 pm:

Thanks Donnie!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 09:04 am:

I have a compressor built on a JEEP engine. Like the GS Model A, two inside pump and two outside run as engine. This was a factory made unit built by General Supply Company, Kansas city. If anyone wants it I will have it for sale soon. Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dominic verdi on Friday, November 27, 2015 - 12:38 am:

Thanks for all the input guys, talked to a joint back east called mats, they said it was an older smith unit. I found out each valve comes out individually, but one is bad. I'd like to buy a good used valve or head from someone, cash in hand.


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