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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bandit, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    I was looking at my old magazines and in one of my old off-roads was in article about on-bored you use an old a/c unit anybody done this and want to give me tips on it? like if the rotor chevy a/c pump is ok if you pump oil through it or shoup i go with a york nad jsut build brackets to hold it?

    Bandit
    (Your right i dont understand the jeepthing)
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Try this
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/spencerhut/truck/air.htm>http://www.geocities.com/spencerhut/truck/air.htm</A>

    Bad Dog

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  3. bandit

    bandit 1/2 ton status

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    why a 210?? and the van what about year do you think it was and model

    Bandit
    (Your right i dont understand the jeepthing)
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Sorry, all I know is what is described on that site. Maybe you could send him an email? Poke around on his site, there is an "email me" or two in there. I've also got a magazine article or two with info on these conversions but they are still packed from my recent move. Hmm, seems like I had another web site link somewhere too but I can't find it right now...

    Bad Dog

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  5. K10

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    I used a York and just made custom brackets. It works very well.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://nick.rockcrawler.com>http://nick.rockcrawler.com</A>
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    I didn't see any pictures of it on your site. Any chance of you putting some up for us to see the result?

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56
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    I used an aftermarket AC pump that i had on a Sub.It is a rotory style but has a oil plug on top so I just add oil every so often.It works awesome I am now bulding an air tank then I will put a pressure switch on it so I can turn it on and leave it on for awhile.Right now I turn it on hurry up and fill the tires and shut it off.I put a toggle in the dash.I also put a hood release from an '84 chevy truck under the dash for a hand throttle.I pull this out and rev the motor to the desired RPM and clamp it with a pair of visegrips.The pump will fill my 33" swampers from nothing to 30# in uder a minute.I do have two yorks I am planning on making brackets for.Then I will put one on my wifes Sub.Brady

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    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I'm going to eventually get some air lockers and you can use the compressor on them to fill your tires. Too bad I have to get the lockers in order to get the compressor *snickering*[​IMG].

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    Yeah, the compressor that comes with the ARBs is still pretty slow filling up those big tires though.

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    sorry baddog i thought that was your site

    Bandit
    (Your right i dont understand the jeepthing)
     
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    No problem, I don't have mine up yet.

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    Dose this assembly take place of the a/c compresser of my truck? I live in Phoenix and can't go without a/c.

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    I've seen several chevy vans with the york style comp on them. The comp is mounted right on top of the water pump, mabe a bit towards piston 1. I am not sure about the years but they must have been mid to late 70s.

    I am planning on grabing the complete set of pulleys, accessories, including the york comp from one of these vans and slap it in. then again i did put the vortec heads on my engine.

    ARQ.
     
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    Depdog is your set up still working? I've heard from some people on other boards that the normal GM A/C compressors don't last as long as the Yorks do.

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    I haven't investigated this much yet but so far my understanding is that the York has 2 things going for it. First, it is cast iron. Second, it is internally oiled rather than circulating oil with the coolant (which has obvious benefits in this application). However, I am currently only at the stage of "this is something I want to do when I get to it" so, your mileage may vary.

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    I can take some pictures, but it will take me a few days to post them.

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    Here is a good info site on the York stuff....http://www.burt4x4.coloradok5.com
     
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    that would be awesome if we could get some pictures of your on-bored air

    Bandit
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    Sorry, I missed your question earlier wiesel. The answer is, no, it does not necessarily replace your AC. But, if you don't replace your AC, your left finding a place it will fit which can be difficult and require fabricating skills and equipment...

    Bad Dog

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, NP205, D60/C14, 4.56
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    Then I should be able to fix something up. I have access to a machine shop. Thx

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