THE JOHNSON VACULAC

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Eynon13
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THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by Eynon13 » 26 May 2013, 16:39

hi I am trying to restore a Johnson vaculac made by Anderson Christchurch does anyone have any adds or owner manuals for one of these out there? ie flat belt or v belt drive production year
any help accepted cheers john
the vaculac.jpg

Red Kiwi
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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by Red Kiwi » 27 May 2013, 13:45

By trade I am a fitter and worked for the Gane milking machine co. The big vaculac, No. 1, was driven with 2 A section vee belts. The smaller one was driven with 1 A section vee belt or sometimes a 1" wide flat belt the same type of flat belt that used to drive the pulsator gear box.
8 Farmall tractors & 2 McCormicks.

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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by oldengine » 03 Jun 2013, 10:58

Is this the type of pump you have John?
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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by oldengine » 03 Jun 2013, 11:20

Another view. These have a reduction gearbox running on ball races. I have no pictures of the pump head so am very keen to see what your pump has John.
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Trev

Eynon13
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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by Eynon13 » 03 Jun 2013, 13:20

that's it trev will post pica of the head on wensday arvo its a bulky crome coverd brass thing has a couple of outlets missing but it seams to be complete

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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by Eynon13 » 03 Jun 2013, 13:22

the vaculac.jpg
this is the name plate of the clubs one im restoring
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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by oldengine » 03 Jun 2013, 13:29

Thank you John.
Trev

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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by Red Kiwi » 03 Jun 2013, 15:59

Trev, it is not the same type of pump that I was installing in the early 50's. I can remember replacing some of them with the same type of pump, ie.the castings were manufactured by De Macl Wallace of Newmarket but as to where the brass chrome plated fittings came from I can't remember.
The pump I installed had no gearing in it, it had 3" excentric attached to the 1" staff that went straight through the centre of the bearing bushes.
It was geared down by pulleys or sometimes a lay shaft depending on where you were, ie, Galatea, Reporoa or the East Coast usually on lay shafts, if in the Waikato, Hauraki Plains or Auckland it was geared down by vee pulleys.
8 Farmall tractors & 2 McCormicks.

20 Briggs & Stratton engines
2 Villiers
2 Wisconsins.
2 Simplicities.
Numerous I.H. equipment.

oldengine
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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by oldengine » 03 Jun 2013, 17:01

I had a feeling we were going to strike trouble here! :lol: The plot thickens. Any help most welcome.
Thanks
Trev

Eynon13
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Re: THE JOHNSON VACULAC

Post by Eynon13 » 03 Jun 2013, 22:26

the plot thickens lol

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