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York compressor, Awesome find...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MaxCrack, Jul 1, 2002.

  1. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    I found a York compressor on a Chevy 350. The compressor is the 09 (Medium) size, but the cool part is the mounting brackets. Now I don't have to make anything for this mod. I just need a power steering pump pulley with two belt paths. I do have an extra pump now though. Might be in the for sale section soon.
     
  2. reddog64

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    what was the compressor off of??? what year and what vehicle???
     
  3. FRIZZLEFRY

    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    Yes what he said /forums/images/icons/grin.gif Quit teasin us.
     
  4. trailblazer87

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    I wish Pick-a-Part here in Fresno or Madera had some of the older stuff still somewhat intact, though I did see a nearly complete early '80's go by on one of their trucks the other day. Then I might be able to find stuff like that. Someone told me that the CHrysler a/c pumps maek real good compressors because of the twin piston design, anyone know anything?
     
  5. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    York compressors are a twin piston compressor. They are commonly used on Volvo's, AMC's, Ford's, and some early Chrysler's. I don't ever recall GM using a york compressor.
     
  6. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    heheh, sorry about that. /forums/images/icons/blush.gif It was a Chevy Van. late 70's early 80's. I think it was just a Van 10 if I remember right. It did not have any name that I can recall other than Chevy Van 10.
     
  7. tRustyK5

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    I test drove a 79 Blazer that had a York AC compressor. I'm sure it wasn't factory...

    Rene
     
  8. Triaged

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    I have a youk on a SBC mount that I got off of a 73 p/u. I know it wasn't factory but most likely "dealer installed". It mounts on top of the water pump and has 2 idler pullies on the mount (1 adjusts the tension...I'm not sure what the other is for) that are both single groove pullies. The hoses were attached with barb fittings (nice to use because you can just clamp on a new hose!). I have some extra if you are interested.

    It doesn't fit on my truck (I have a short water pump /forums/images/icons/frown.gif )...it looks like I'm going to trade it to matt for some stuff

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    I paied $28 for it on a 1/2 off day.

    Edit:
    it was a 210.
     
  9. Sandman

    Sandman 3/4 ton status Author

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    I found the same thing on a GM cube van that had an aftermarket AC conversion. The van had a big-block Chev engine in it. You can guess where it went next. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
  10. BlazerGuy

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    Everybody that I've heard that found a york on SBC, they were all vans! Hmmm......must be a conspiracy!
     
  11. 1979Jimmy

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    i heard vans were set up totally different so it wont just bolt up.
     
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    Yeah, vans are weird as hell but as long as it's a small block it should work.......shouldn't it??? /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    you may have to realign the belts. got my york from an early 70s van.

    ARQ.
     
  14. dyeager535

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    Not to pirate the post, but I may have access to a SBC York compressor bracket, if anyone is interested. Not sure how much it would cost, but its in the local 'yard if anyone needs one and wants me to pick it up for them, or find out the cost.
     
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    <font color="green"> I'd be interested in that, Dorian! </font color>
     
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    ill get behing shaggy on that one. evan give me a call when you get a chance or send me a message see if we cant meet up.
     
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    Bah, was mistaken. Its to mount a Chrysler air pump, which isn't necessarily bad, but it is mounted in place of the alternator...

    Doubt it's worth the $20 they want for it, since you'd have to come up with a drivers side alt bracket and a way to run everything.
     
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    I just got an 80's van for free you guys have me thinking I need to go check if it has a/c. I have a york off a ford van but no mounts. Hope this van has one it would be so much easier to do.
     
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    The Crysler air compressor is a duel piston design, they work well, but are getting scarce. The York is NOT a duel piston design, there are three different stroke lenghts on them. Chevrolet never used them, they were Ford, Volvo and some Chryslers. The ones you find in the vans and trucks were aftermarket air, a lot of them were used as 2nd air conditioners on conversion vans.

    Depdog /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    The York is NOT a duel piston

    [/ QUOTE ] are sure about that? i've taken one apart that threw a rod /forums/images/icons/grin.gif and it had two pistons /forums/images/icons/ooo.gif or am i missin somthing /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     

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