If electric, I'd go for a 3hp (Unless you have 3 phase), which is the maximum on single phase. This means that if you wish, you could run a small blast clean cabinet, which make cleaning bits so much easier than a wire brush (You can do spark plugs with it). Although I have access to the real deal at work (Which has full dust extraction and much more gusto), the little bench top one at home is very useful.Shropshiremoggie wrote:Great advice coming in from all the Forum members -thanks . I am leaning towards buying a compressor ( why not -a useful tool ) and carrying out a DIY rust proofing job during the summer .
When doing your job this summer, I'd take out the gearbox cover, as you can then see right inside the box sections each side of the engine, just like you see inside the sills, when you remove the plates under the doors.