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Parts for Big Red / Blue Tongue Air Compressor
« on: October 25, 2019, 05:25:35 PM »
Howdy,

in about 2005 I installed a Big Red air compressor in my 100 Series.  Has gone fantastically over the years, even now hooked up to my Air Lockers..

Noticed the other day that it kept coming on when the air lockers were engaged.  Investigating it, it seems that the top head gasket is now leaking....

I rang Pirhana 4WD in Melb where I got it from, but they don't stock them any more, and therefore don't have any parts.

I know that the Big Red is the same unit as the Blue Tongue unit sold through ARB.

I haven't been able to track down any way to find spare parts for the compressor.  I am assuming I could make up a gasket somehow, but wanted to see if I could locate a genuine one first.

Any thoughts / advice ?

Much thanks !.  Glenno.

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Re: Parts for Big Red / Blue Tongue Air Compressor
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2019, 01:06:06 PM »
Weren't they a re branded Thomas compressor?
Thomas is a US company (or used to be) so they may have distributors in Aus

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Re: Parts for Big Red / Blue Tongue Air Compressor
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 07:52:47 AM »

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Re: Parts for Big Red / Blue Tongue Air Compressor
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2019, 07:55:09 AM »
Weren't they a re branded Thomas compressor?
Thomas is a US company (or used to be) so they may have distributors in Aus

Yeah, I have a feeling you are right (it kept coming up in searches), but still didn't trip over any 'parts' for it.  I heard that there are many models / versions of them as wel, so might be hard to pin the right one.  I reckon the gasket sheet Bird suggested might do the trick tho.

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Re: Parts for Big Red / Blue Tongue Air Compressor
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2019, 09:44:15 AM »
I think TJM still sell them. They were a TJM rebranded compressor from memory
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Re: Parts for Big Red / Blue Tongue Air Compressor
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2019, 11:48:21 AM »
I think TJM still sell them. They were a TJM rebranded compressor from memory

Yes the early ones are but not sure about the newer ones, i have a TJM OX which is a Thomas.
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