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To AC or Not To AC

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by newGenk5, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. newGenk5

    newGenk5 Registered Member

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    i've got a 72. is it worth keeping the AC compressor even though the truck is a full convertable. are there any benefits to keeping it at all. what is the key benefit to removing it other than more power.

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  2. SilverJim

    SilverJim 1/2 ton status

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    is it factory a/c?

    1970 GMC Jimmy 502HO/SM465/NP205 doesn't run just yet!
     
  3. Steve_Chin

    Steve_Chin 1/2 ton status

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    The key benefit to removing the A/C is less weight (about 108 pounds). The drawback to removing it will be the ugly holes in the dash and a sweltering hot interior on hot days (my Blazer is non-A/C and I am planning on putting A/C onto it, but I'm missing a few parts).
     
  4. newGenk5

    newGenk5 Registered Member

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    the ac is factory ac.....but i never have the top on uless its is raning or winter....i live in sacramento, CA so the weather here is always hot.....and the top is 90 off year round.....



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  5. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    you can convert it to onboard air, thats what I plan on doing and others have done it also, do a search someone did a write up on it....[​IMG]

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
  6. newGenk5

    newGenk5 Registered Member

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    what exactly is "onboard air" there are not too many pioneer's here. if you dont mind explaining what is it...

    thanks

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    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    You know an onboard air compressor, you use the compressor and get yourself a storage tank and you can use it to fill up your tires or run air tools or fill up rubber rafts things like that [​IMG] if your interested I think I saved the info on how to do it...[​IMG]

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    What parts are you missing Steve? I probably have them.

    Dave
     
  9. newGenk5

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    yes please.....i would totally appreciate that.....i would of never even thought of that......very cool....

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    go to 73 to 91 and do a search on (air compressor) and you should find some stuff. Or post it on there and someone should give you a write up on it. I'll look for the one I found too...

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!
     
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    Dave, I'm missing the control unit (and vacuum lines), control cables, center air outlet, and the brackets that go between the compressor and the water pump and between the compressor and intake manifold.
     

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