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    Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by m0rbid45 View Post
    This sounded interesting so I went to look it up.. Somehow I do not believe this is what you were referring to. So can you tell us a link to where it might be??
    Oh geez , 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: http://www.cruztools.com/tirecare.html

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    Just passin through wanderer's Avatar
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    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wanderer View Post
    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?
    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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    Aha

    OOOOhhhhhh AAAAhhhhhhhh !!

    Thanks Paul
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