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Onboard Air

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Raven, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Raven

    Raven Newbie

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    I am wanting to put onboard air on my 86 Jimmy. Does anyone have any suggestions or ideas?

    Raven
     
  2. Burt4x4

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    Well as I see it you have 3 choices
    1. Co2 Tanks (PowerTank)
    2. Electric Pumps w/tanks(QuickAir)
    3. York A/C air compressor conversion w/tank (motor drivin)

    I choose #1, Portable & self contained. downfall is if the tank is empty your SOL.
     
  3. TopOff

    TopOff 1/2 ton status

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    I am running a 5 gallon air tank "T"'ed into my Quick-air for my ARBs. Someday, this 5 gallon will have a ARB switch so I can use the 5 gallon when I want. Right now there is a manual valve on it.
     
  4. beater74

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  5. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I used the york and its great. I found a conversion done on a work van in the junyard and snagged the brakets of off a chevy small block. It was a complete bolt on job.
     
  6. BigBadCad

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    If you have the time and the patience to design and make some simple brackets, the York OBA it is a very cheap and effective alternative. I built the brackets for my 500 caddy, installed a air tank under the passenger side frame rail, and installed a hand throttle/wlock for running up the rpm's to 2500 for airtool use. I'm very pleased with it and only spent around $100 for the entire system.
     
  7. thebigdaddyof2

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    BigBadCad,
    What type of hand throttle w/lock are you using? Where did you source it, cost, part #, etc.
    Thanks,
     
  8. MR.GADGET

    MR.GADGET Registered Member

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    I went with the twin power tanks (2-10 lb tanks) and with all the people telling me
    I'm SOL when I run out so I got a Quick Air 2 hard mount and in 1.5 years
    I have not run out and been left to use the Quick Air. I run air tools,
    welder (shielding gas for Ready Welder II), and fill tires.
    Jon
     
  9. Thunder

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    I have a 1000 watt invertor in my rig and a 110 volt CH tankless compressor. It airs up tires pretty quick and I have power for tools. It also makes me pretty popular after a hot trail ride, when I drop the tailgate and pull out the blender /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    the hand throttle that I use for throttle control is a homebrew. It's a used=free mountainbike shifter bolted under my dash and it's not something I would use for daily driving....altough it gives me a chance to rest my foot on the wide open highways once and awhile.
     
  11. NITRO

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    I used a york off of a bronco. i used the stick bronco mount and fabbed up all the other parts that i needed. easy as pie

    NITRO
     
  12. BlazerGuy

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    Damn how much cash did you drop on onboard air? $800?? /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif
     

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