Join Date: Sep 1999
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Re: AC compressor
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] (Sigh).....it sometimes seems like my whole life has been spent trying to talk people out of substituting "availability" for "suitability". Like just because you have an engine out of your uncle's '58 Edsel, doesn't mean it's right for your Jeep. In this case, the little rotary compressor is an OK A/C compressor, but you'll have a lot of difficulty and compromises making a decent shop compressor out of it. If you were to wait just a bit and locate a nice York, you could set it up direct off the engine with a half-twist in the belt and you'd have something that would do a good job for you. If you put a pulley on the engine....one which had nice deep grooves for the half-twist, it would be fine, and with the engine at a nice, easy RPM (1500) it would crank out decent air without driving you nuts from the noise. In fact, if you did it right, and put a DOUBLE pulley on the engine, you could drive a York in each direction; OR if you made a circular plate with holes for THREE Yorks you could make a six-cylinder compressor, or if you made bolt patterns for FIVE Yorks you could.........well, you get the idea[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] If that engine has 12V on it, you can cycle the clutches with the pressure switch, and you'd really be setup with your unloader and the whole shootin' match[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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