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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2001, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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my ride\'s air compresser

Here is a picture of my compresser conversion.

I had a complete, discahrged AC system when I bought my Sammy, so I used the original AC hoses with hoseclamps instead of the less sophisticated 1/2 inch tee and lots of JB Weld. I have the other end of my hoses available if anyone wants to try this conversion.

The near line is intake side. I found a cheap oiler (the aluminum piece with the plastic chamber around it) so the compresser does not dry out. normally, the Freon has a lubricant suspended in it to keep the compressor oiled.

The far side (nearest the block) is the output side. It has a brass tee on it with a relief valve on top and a female coupler facing the firewall.



This picture shows the illuminated compresser switch mounted next to the dash dimmer knob. It lights up bright red when the magnetic clutch is engaged. The power comes from the cigarette lighter fuse.



I should put a pressure switch, but a pig with a one-way valve for the Melt may have to do...

Here is what my ride looks like today...

I reset the timing back to the "eyeball" setting to improve performance and mileage. I wonder, is the flywheel keyed? Maybe I have it rotated around one hole -- I don't see the timing markings on the flywheel at this setting!




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looks like a good clean zuk!! what are your future plans??

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Been thinking of a mild lift, perhaps a SPOA. Definitely would like to fix the hood -- the paint is peeling and there are dents and rust spots!

Mostly I would like to find somewhere nearby to run it. The nearest place is near Clinton MO about 1.5 hours driving time away...

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nice lookin rig man.
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yah I was just fortunate to get a free POLYURETHANE paint job!! Mine is painted orange-yellow with 28's and turns a lot of heads...my parents call it the bumble bee cause I also put a cherry bomb exhaust on it!! We used walk-way for the interior and put it around the fenders when we took the flares off!! The most recent was the doorless hinge thing..if you do not know about it...it is sweet and I could tell you the best way to do it!!

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that thing is clean... i like it! don't find em like that up here. ps. i think there are timing marks under the rubber plug on the tranny bellhousing also.

build it, break it, then build it better.
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Yah, the rubber plug disintegrated when I pulled it off the engine! I'd like to find a fresh one... anyone know where I can get one? I rebuilt the engine with a +40 bore this winter. It really scoots now!

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Oh, I forgot to mention this...

After working the bugs out of it at the Melt, I'll post the conversion description (including costs) on the web.

And, I think I'd like to do the removeable door thing if I could figure how to get the hinges off without destroying the screws!

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Got your post on doorless hinge and replied to it!

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alot of us have already done the compressor mod and I havent seen two the same yet. Its a great mod, I can fill all 4 33's in about 4 minutes and run air tools, for a small compressor it does a great job.

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