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Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! Update 3/16

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by backyardbuilt, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. backyardbuilt

    backyardbuilt 1/2 ton status

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    Decided to finally go for it and got the part mounted to the motor figured out the easy part will be mounting the part that holds the york. I used a modified new style power steering bracket to clear this bracket and have a dual pulley pump to run the york.
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    The bracket is held on by all three bolt holes in the head and a 4th that the power steering bracket has up by the header. I am gonna weld a flat plate on this bracket with slots in it for the york to tension the belt it will look like a T from above.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    man those are some rusty headers /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    braket looks good so far. mine is gonna mount preaty much the same way. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  3. backyardbuilt

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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    There not that bad some of it is burnt on mud but they are 7 years old, thanks about the bracket.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    I've only gotten as far as making the york base-plate and tension adjuster on mine.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    Umm, I have the York and a tank, that's about it /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

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    There not that bad some of it is burnt on mud but they are 7 years old, thanks about the bracket.

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    Don't feel bad, mine are three years old and coated and they still look like crap.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    That is roughly what my York Bracket looks like. My tensioner pulley is actually mounted on the side of the York itself. I just crank it out to tighten up the belt. I run it the same way with the extra slot on the power steering pully. It has worked well for years.
     
  8. backyardbuilt

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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    I'm gonna use the york bracket for tension no pully the bracket will be slotted to move the york for tension. Going out to finish now I hope.

    Not too worried most people never see in the engine compartment anyway, just the privalidged CK5'ers
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    Got it done just getting the right belts and then wiring and hoses for the air and misc. stuff.
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  10. Muddytazz

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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    wow, you did a side mount plate? I made a plate for the base so the york can SIT on and not hang from. not going to have any vibration issues doing it that way are you?
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    I would definately add some sort of gusset to your mount or other support on the york itself. Trainagulate it some how.You have a lot of load going on the front of the york from the pulley.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    Exactly, I was going to see about coming off the back of the york to another location on the head towards the back.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    I haven't made it yet but there is gonna be a solid bar coming off the top going back to a header bolt on the back. I have run it without it and it vibrates but not as bad as I thought it would. I also have another bolt to put in that holds it in the middle from the power steering bracket that bolts to the header on the back side 3rd pic down you can see the bolt hole.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    Went a little different on the support brace went to the brake booster instead looked easier. First pic shows the bracket and second shows it running no vibration at all. That thing puts out alot of air should fill up my two 7 gallon tanks quickly.

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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    the only problem i see with putting the support on the booster is the motor moves independtly from the cab. when you get flexing, the frame is going to go down, the cab go up and when you step on the gas, the motors gonna move /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    Your not supposed to think about it like that, oh well guess thats what happens when your thinkin about your dog running away more than what your working on. Back to the drawing board. On a happy note found the dog though.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    Since running that support brace to the header bolts would be the easiest way to go, but also be bad. Bolts get ruined easier due to the heat of the headers, prolly leak more. What about running the brace off one of the intake bolts?
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    They did it that way on pirate with a piece of round stock bent up and around. I think I'm gonna use the same type stud I did for the power steering bracket on a head bolt location and just swing the bracket I have down to that location should work fine, I'll know tomorrow, day off that is after the parade the wife wants to go to.
     
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    Re: Start of my Small block onboard air bracket for a york! PICS

    Why not get one of the factory "wing" braces from an old log style compressor. Already sized to fit down on 2 of the intake bolts, bent to clear the valve cover, sturdy, cheap, and well triangulated. Might need a small extension, but no biggie... I saved the one off my son’s truck for that very purpose. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
     
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    So how powerfull are these yoke compressors? I'm thinking about a power converter and one of those pancake air compresors just to pump the tires up, can you run power tools on the york? I was just thinking about an electric impact and running it off the power converter or a near by plug in.
     

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