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A/C compressor to air compressor

Anyone ever convert an Air conditioning compressor to an air compressor?
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Re: A/C compressor to air compressor

Yes. And it's easy.[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] There are several nice sites which detail the conversion of a York Compressor[img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] from pumpin' freon and keepin' you cool[img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] to pumpin' air to inflate tires and so forth. It isn't a very technical job; mounting the compressor is harder than converting it.[img]images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: A/C compressor to air compressor

Since the "search" feature still isn't working, I can only say go to this sight, then go to links and there is some write-ups on doing this.
<a target="_blank" href=http://onboardair.com/>http://onboardair.com/</a>
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Re: A/C compressor to air compressor

Brackets, a couple of switches, and plumbing is all it really comes down too.
Here is my set up using a York.
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Re: A/C compressor to air compressor

Okay. After doing much research, I still haven't found anyone who has converted their stock ac into an air compressor with a rig like mine. I have the 258 4.2, is there anyone out there that could help?
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Re: A/C compressor to air compressor

If you already have a/c on your jeep, and are wanting to use that compressor for on board air instead of a/c, then you already have it. It just a matter of evacuating the freon, and replacing the lines to/from the compressor. Put a small air filter on the suction line, and get the fittings and air hose for the other side. If you want, you can put a tank in back with a pressure relief valve to store air as well.
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i ran a york on my old 351w and now i have the stock compressor on my 99 vortec. it does not run in an oil bath like the york did but i have read that running slick50 through it from time to time will lubricate it enough to live. that is what i have done. only used it on one trip (i did use it alot though. i had a tire that kept going down) and it hase lived so far
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Re: A/C compressor to air compressor

jeepgal...

heres what ya do....

take jeep to a shop and have them drain the freon stuff....that way you dont leak inot atmosphere global warming etc.

then.....throw out everything in your AC setup other than the compresor.

get some brass fittings from hardware store....connect a filter to the "in" line of compressor, and the whatever you want on the output.....i would run a tank with a valve in front so you dont "over fill" it....

i have a feeling that stock AC pump wont be able to do much on its own....but thats a guess i dont know what kinda pressure it gives or the CFM ...

let us know if you find anything
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