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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-17-2003, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Twin head York compressors

Has anyone ever used on of those monsterous V-twin head York compressors for OBA ? I've seen them in the junkyard and they are huge. They must put out a lot of volume.
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Seen a couple of the Chrysler V-twins used...

I dunno exactly what they put out, but I think it's about double.. about 15-20 CFM
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Anybody got a pic of these badboys? is the mounting pattern the same as a normal York? What did they come on?
That sucker would outperform my 60 gal. garage compressor! [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] Now yew boys wouldn't be a-mistakin' a CHRYSLER AIR-TEMP vee compressor for a YORK would yew? Don't yew go a-thinkin' that jus' because thars more cylinders, that you are gonna have yerself more CUBIC INCHES. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] As you know, the BIG problem with Yorks as an A/C compressor is the cut-in shock load to the drive system. They are murder on belts and on idlers. [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Chrysler.....in their infinite 1950's wisdom....... [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]boy, would I like to have THOSE DAYS back,......[img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]...where right was still, well,..RIGHT [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]..........made a compressor that was a lot more subtle when the electric clutch cut in by making the VEE configuration. They may or may not be more cubic inches, since the demands of A/C in a Chrysler were not necessarily greater from a system flow standpoint that a Ferd or GM. Actually, the upright Yorks are great OBA units and because the vehicle isn't at freeway speed, cut-in torqe shock is irrelevant. The Yorks weigh less and are easier to mount up as well. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Re: Twin head York compressors

I have a Chrysler compressor, but itís not installed yet due to the V-8 swap. Iíll grab some pics next to one of the Yorks I have laying around. It puts out about 14 cfm and yes, it is massive.
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Dave I think you are correct about the York/Air Temp confusion. Unless they snuck one in on me I have never seen a "V" configuration on the York compessor line. As to the Chrysler air temp though ,, now that was a unit!!! I have made a lot of home air comperssors out of that one over the years. Also haven't seen one in a few years as well. Those were big and heavy, but could move some air. Any BIG BOAT Chrysler of the 50's and 60's could have one lurking under the hood. HEHE ,,, even the little slant 6's could be found with this unit stuck on the front of it [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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So what I saw was a York-lookin' Chrysler? Are they like a dual stage for pressure or just for volume?
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[img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] I'm pretty sure they were parallel.......two-cyl, single stage. [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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Good to hear from you Dave, glad everything is going well. Iím stuck in a time warp up here, it seems to fly by some days and others it drags. One of these days Iím going to get out that way.

Well, here are the pics, better late than never


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