Kluge “N” Series Pump Rebuild

I know there is a lot of discussion on this topic, however all of the listed contacts are no longer in business.
I am in need of a kit to rebuild my Kluge pump on my “N” series press.
Please let me know if there are any leads as to where I might get this kit.
Thank you all in advance.

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If you can’t find a kit you can make new leather cups. Take your old cup to a leather supplier and try to match it to new leather. Using a hole saw, cut a hole the same diameter as the cup into a one inch board. Save the disc. Soak the leather until pliable (at least an hour). Place the smooth side over the hole and drive the disc in from the rough side to form the new cup. Let it dry overnight, then remove your new cup from the board.

does your pump have valves or springs and balls.

The pump I believe has leather cups

ok, it has been years since i have had one apart, but, don’t the leather cups simply seal the piston? the valves are there similar to a human heart, to keep things flowing in one direction. they should be either metal “reed” type valves or steel balls with springs. i can take one apart tomorrow. i have a couple spares.

I believe I have found a source for Kluge “outdated” parts I need.
I will post the info tomorrow when I get more information.

Crawford Company has them.
They were recommended to me from Brandtjen & Kluge, LLC
Follow this link http://www.briarpress.org/1620
You can buy parts or exchange for a rebuilt pump.
Other things are available, check their website.
I have parts coming and will update after I attempt the rebuild.

I’ve bought parts from Crawford for my Miehle 29. Good people to deal with.

I received the parts from Crawford Co.
Most difficult part of the repair/rebuild was removing the pump from the press, it is heavier than I expected!
I removed the bottom cap from the pump cylinder and cleaned out all the gunk. Also inside the cap is a cover for one of ball valve and spring openings. I removed the 2 screws securing the hold down piece and removed the spring and steel ball, which were also full of gunk.
The “leather cups” looked fine and seemed to fit tight inside the cylinder, so I did not replace them, but did clean them up and oiled them and the cylinder with “Neetsfoot Oil”.
After cleaning the other ball valve at the other end and removing the old packing at the top I replaced the packing, reassembled the pump and it works just great.
Not a very difficult job at all.

the are heavy, yes. pretty simple tho once you see how they work. some after market kits have “flapper valves” to replace balls & springs, i think the balls & springs hold up longer before cleaning is needed. i don’t think the valves are as durable, succombing to the paste of oil, paper dust, and spray powder.