Download: Military compressor with Harbor Freight 212CC Predator engine swap

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Replaced old 1A08 engine with a Honda clone 212CC from Harbor Freight. This unit will be used for filling tires in the shed that has no power.

The 1A08 is a cool engine for sure, but has its drawbacks compared to a modern engine, including: a mechanical fuel pump to prime, ignition points, no recoil starter, is really loud, and this one has an oil leak. In addition parts can be difficult to find. For under $100, this Honda clone engine was the obvious choice for something I can quickly start and fill a mower/gator tire when needed... I have one of these engines on my log splitter, starts right up and purrs even at idle.