[QUOTE=m0rbid45;408186]This sounded interesting so I went to look it up.. Somehow I do not believe this is what you were referring to. :scratch So can you tell us a link to where it might be??[/QUOTE]
Oh geez:rolleyes , it's an old nickname I first discovered in "The Jeep Bible" by Granville King & Willie Worthy. I started carrying one and first used it in my '57 Willys Jeep truck, and found that a "Super Hurricane" inline six flathead made a handy air compressor. Later on I noticed some of my trailbike riding friends carried them as well, and I think it's also been referred to on the Airheads web site.
Overall, it's a very handy and versatile gizmo, but you have to make sure you have easy access to the spark plug and room to use it, and I wouldn't use it on a late model bike with fuel injection.
If you're looking for one online, try this link: [url]http://www.cruztools.com/tirecare.html[/url]
Just curious ????
Don't these inflators that employ engine piston power send gasoline, albeit in small amounts, into your tire? Isn't petrol hard on the rubber?
[QUOTE=wanderer;408339]Don't these inflators that employ engine piston power send gasoline, albeit in small amounts, into your tire? Isn't petrol hard on the rubber?[/QUOTE]
Nope, at least not on the decent ones. They have a small piston. The compression from the engine pushes the piston. The little piston draws in fresh air and pushes it into the tire.
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