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my buddy has been looking for an OBA setup for his 84 cj7 and I fouhnd some brackets and compressor form a 81 AMC car, its radial type compressor, and it has 2 fittings on the rear top that look just like AMC YORK fittings..

will this setup work? I figure well have to change pulleys but thats no big deal is it?

will these brackets work with an older YORK setup?

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that answers one of my questions Tom, thanks!
but now, will the little axial compressor work as an on board air pump?
I saw a tag with its manufacturere, I want to say "sanden"? somethign like that.
it didnt look like it would have a lubricant resivour..

any input is appreciated

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Ozark the sanden is a great little A/C pump BUT it has no oil of it's own and relies on the r-12 in the A/C system to carry oil to it. As an OBA system it would not last very long w/o an inline oiler ahead of the compressor on the intake side to keep it alive. (inside it's alum. against alum. and that won't last long w/o some lube).
I would keep looking for a york.
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thats what I didnt want to hear but sort of knew..

thanks you dirty canis domesticus

later


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Actually you dont need an inline oiler for the Sanden. Squirt some Duralube or similar stuff in after every run or two.

Lots of people in my club have this setup without inline oilers. Yorks are nice but I feel they are overrated.

I have a long stroke York, Sanden and the compressor thats on my 350. A test on all of them showed insignificant differences in amount of air produced.

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I have been using the Sanden on my Scrambler for about 4 years without any troubles at all. At idle it will fill my 2-1/2 gal tank in about 60 seconds. I can fill all four tires continuously without a hitch. I have on occasion blown the output hose off because of the heat generated by the compressor. But this will happen regardless of the compressor you use. I will in the future run some tubing for some distance to allow the air to cool. Run it until it blows then replace it with another $20 compressor. But I think that it will be a very long time.

 

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I'm glad you guys have had better luck than I've had although I know we use ours harder. All I have to say is i've changed Ibet well over 100 (yes 100) compressors of all styles on our yard trucks and non of them lasted very long. We use them every day!!!! I only ever changed a compressor once on the truck that had a york. Lasted 2 1/2 years @ 8hrs a day pulling parts. Even the A6 wont take that kind of abuse. I will also add that all of our trucks now have a "real" gas drive air compressor on them now except one. Guess which one./wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif

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ok, so maybe its usable, for no more than he would use it, i hitnk we will risk it!

ok, now how much should the compressor cost?

one guy said $20, is that right? thats pretty cheap..

thanks for the help!


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