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Does anyone have instructions to convert a/c to Onboard Air Compressor?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chrome Moly, May 22, 2000.

  1. Chrome Moly

    Chrome Moly Registered Member

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    I was wondering if anybody had step by step instructions or web links, on converting my a/c compressor to an on board Air Compressor. Thanks a-mill

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  2. Burt4x4

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    Hey I looked for it but couldn't find it.
     
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    Opps...That was for an onboard welder not a compressor![​IMG] sorry, i'll keep looking....

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    I take it if you convert it the AC doesn't work anymore?
     
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    White Knight has a sweet one on his truck. Try sending him a message on this.

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    Take high pressure line and plumb a quick disconnect on it, take suction line and instal a homemade filter system, purchase one switch wire hot lead to compressor clutch through switch and other to a ground, purchase a 180 pop-off valve and put a 1/4 male disconnect on it... put pop off in when ever you're not using the compressor, that way if something happens and the compressor comes on it won't blow lines or cradle the compressor...turn on switch and presto air.....oil the the compressor every 20 hours of run time or so with a non-detergent oil.

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    Hey Thanks White Knight, do you have any pics of your setup.
    Oh by the way when your not using your Air, the engine's belts are still turning the compressor, do you still have to lube the compressor and where do you put the oil?

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    was just on rockcrawler.com they have a nice two part article on using a york ac compressor for on board air.
     
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    Does this mean doing without A/C? Or adding an additional compressor to facilitate the air supply system?

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