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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2001, 08:32 PM
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York-radiator hose clearance

I'm putting a York on my '82 CJ-7 with 4.2 for onboard air. Has anyone had the same problem as me with the radiator hose hitting the pulley? Was there a different hose for use with air conditioning?

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

what did your YORK come from? the FORD truck versions Ive seen have HUGE pulleys, much larger diameter than any york Jeep application.

otherwise im at a loss

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

Sorry, I forgot to put that in. It's off a mid '80s Volvo. I read somewhere that they were supposed to have smaller diameter pulleys than others. It's got a 6" diameter. Is there one with a smaller pulley I could get?

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

There is a different upper radiator hose for a CJ with air conditioning

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

I added a york OBA system to my 74 CJ-5 and added a thermostat cover from a 4.0. It is angled back towards the firewall and adds sufficient clearance for the belt. Fits with no problem and is cheap. It is aluminum, hope this helps.

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

I had the same problem. I tried the hose for CJ's with air and it helped, but not enough. I ended up taking a couple of hoses from the parts store and grafting them together. The counter guy let me wander around behind the counter to pick whichever hose I wanted. Problem is I can't remember the applications, so if something blows I'm SOL.

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

I had the same problem, solved it in a totally different manner. Since I built the mount for the york, I just built a protective cover over the pulley. I then added a cover or "wear" surface on the hose. It should work for a long time.

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

Here's the answer to all your problems, so listen carefully!
I did the York route in my 84 CJ-7 last summer, and also had radiator hose clearance issues.
I tried a couple of different hoses, trimmed all different ways, but never got enough clearance. After thinking about it, and staring at the engine bay for a while, I came upon the solution. Raise the radiator in the grill! There was already mounting holes in my grill for it, all I had to do was move the nutplates up. It got moved up about an inch, and made all the difference in the world.
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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

I appreciate all of your responses. Went out and checked my radiator, and it's already up on the top set of holes. I think I'll try the hose for air conditioned models and see if that helps before I get too creative.

One more question. Does anyone know where I can find a pressure switch for under $40? That's all I've seen, but I seem to recall several web sites that state you can get one for $18 to $20. Am I hoping for too much on that, or are they around for that price?

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Re: York-radiator hose clearance

http://www.rubiconexpress.com/sun/accessories.html sells the style that I use. I tried to keep my OBA project compact and tidy, and those huge Square D switches are monsters! Not to mention the fact that you don't need an unloader with the engine driven compressors. I looked all over for small switches, and these work well. I got the #PS001 Quick Air 1 style , and I think it's about $20.
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