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White Knight, or anyone with AC coversion to onboard air!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyfumes, Oct 1, 2001.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Was looking at old posts and was wondering if anyone had some good pics of how they turned the AC compressor into onboard air.I printed White Knight's post and sounds pretty simple but would like more input and/or pics on the subject, it might make a good winter project.....

    <font color=blue> I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a frontal lobotomy!<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by chevyfumes on 10/01/01 06:31 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Me too ! I got an old ac compressor from my k5 that was broken but I think I could get it to work

    <font color=green>[​IMG]1977 K5 GETTIN IT AWN[​IMG]</font color=green>
    The flag still stands for freedom and they cant take that away !
     
  3. chevyfumes

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    We're not getting a whole lotta responses are we, oh well keep kickin it to the top someone will eventually get fried and answer[​IMG]

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    check out the pics on my album. i fabed T bracket for the YORK.

    ARQ.

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    I check out blazin obsession .com
    I converted my AC into an air compressor and it worked great, had it maxing out at 120 lbs and turning on at 90 lbs. Easily enough air to fill tires or use some tools.The problem was I had to add motor oil every few times I used it, Well to make a long story short my wife used my Blazer for a week and had the pump on continually and siezed it up, Next time I might use a york compressor,it has its own oil tank and does not rely on the freon to lubricate it. I am not sure but have heard that they came on late 1970's chevy vans with V-8's.
    Good luck
     
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    Cool!!! Anyone else....

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    *Jeapordy song" [​IMG]

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    Neat idea Blazin', using a household compressor cutoff for your OBA. I just saw some old compressors down at the town landfill. i better run back this weekend to see if the controls are still there. I'm gonna add OBA to my Jimmy, I've got the old style AC compressor (R4?) it's a monster. I wanted a York but they never made a mount for a 6.2 (that I know of), I didn't want to fab one. Someone told me the R4s have more displacement than the Yorks - we'll find out.

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    a repacement control for a compressor costs about $12 don't know what sears has but might be worth checking out. What years did the york come on chevy vans. I want oba so bad, I can make any bracket to mount it up
     
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    A switch that lights when on, and a pop-off valve will keep them from cradeling, It's not hard to do, I'll see if I can get some pix and post them, but it's hard to see dtl's from a pix, I used a OEM compressor and use some NON-DETERGENT oil to lube it, regular oil has detergents and additives that will eat the o-rings out.

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    Don't bother looking for a York in a Chevy. They are out there but the chances of finding one are slim to none. If you don't mind making a bracket find one out of a Volvo (late 70's - 81). I found 4 Volvos at the J/Y w/ Yorks in them. Look for a #210 (on the plate on the front). In Fords they change the # to a Motorcraft # so you don't know what you are getting (unless you pull the pulley which is a pain). It has the highest displacement

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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    Thanks guy's and just incase anyone missed it there is now a complete write up on York on the front page[​IMG]

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    Where do you put the oil in the GM Style at? Is there a removable cap or something? Thanks...

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    I put about 15 drops or so in the suction side while its on, about every 3 hours of operation

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    thanks triaged I'll look for one next time I go to the junkyard
     
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    Triage, actually YORKs are not that rare to find on CHEVY VANs. I see one or two vans at least at the local pick a part place with them. They come with brackets too.

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    I have only seen pics of what they look like. I looked for a few months around here and just decided to get one off of a Volvo and fab a bracket. If you happen to see the brackets for a York on a SBC would you mind picking some up for me?

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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