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Old 07-08-2012, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to convert my ac pump into a air compressor on my 5.3 liter

how to convert my ac pump into a air compressor on my 5.3 liter? Any one do this conversion yet? or can it be done? Help!
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to google and search how to convert AC compressor to oba. Its just a normal sanden compressor and Jeep guys have been converting them to oba easily. There are diagrams even showing how to setup the oba circuit.
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What year is the compressor. Most the 5.3L had variable A/C compressors. The very early ones were regular units IIR. Not sure these would work well for OBA.
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If it is variable he could in essence switch it out to a non variable. You could prolly make it work with some ingenuity.
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is it a vane style rotary compressor?

04colly, do you understand the intricacies involved in converting a vane style compressor to build pressure, or are you just talking out of your introverted ass again?

a piston style compressor is one thing. a vane style compressor, however, is altogether different.
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I know the differences. I work with hydraulics. Just never played with an AC compressor. I've read multiple articles over on the Jeep forums converting sanden AC compressors to pump air. I am planning on putting a York 210 in my truck if space permits under the hood.

A York or piston style is oiled internally where as a rotary is oiled by oil in the refrigerant. A York is best choice cause it can pump more air and doesn't need a inline oiler setup.
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Its a 2003 5.3 liter fellas.do they make after market mounts for my application to mount a york compressor to my 5.3 and can you set up the york for serpintine belt pully? Would really like to just use the ac comp I have.

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I personally think it would be easyier to go to the wrecking yard and find a serpintine york and just make a new bracket, thats what i plan on doing when i get my 5.3
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is it a vane style rotary compressor?

04colly, do you understand the intricacies involved in converting a vane style compressor to build pressure, or are you just talking out of your introverted ass again?

a piston style compressor is one thing. a vane style compressor, however, is altogether different.
Many GM vehicles use a variable displacement vane
compressor some of them have a fixed vane displacement.

Are you saying the fix displacement vane style will not work for OBA?
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Its a 2003 5.3 liter fellas.do they make after market mounts for my application to mount a york compressor to my 5.3 and can you set up the york for serpintine belt pully? Would really like to just use the ac comp I have.
yes, Link >>>5 7/8" Diameter Clutch Pulley

These links have a few good bits of tech on the york...

Nutter York Tech >>> CFM Ratings

Frankentoy York Thread >>> York air on a 4.3L powered first gen
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"T" ever try google + pirate4x4.com???

Link>>> PBB: On board air with the A/C

Link>>> NAXJA: AC compressor to OBA compressor (question)

Link>>> PBB: York on a LS engine

Link>>> CK5: York Air Compressor

Link>>> l4J's:On-Board Air Conversion of a Stock TJ A/C System
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Great info fella's!! got it covered thanks to you guy's! Wheel on and take care!
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Found more Tech on the York Air Compressor that I wanted to share the link to aswell.

Link>>> GM TRUCK HQ: York Engine Driven Compressor (EDC) Information

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Thanks for all your research and info!
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Thanks for all your research and info!
Not a big deal, its nice to have information in one place, and I was doing the research anyways as I'm in the process of Putting a york on a Gm 350 using a 1996 vortec Serpentine belt settup. I plan on giving away the a drawing/dxf for the mounting plate when I get it done. Making the compressor a super easy install. I'll share pics, drawing, & dxf when I get it done.
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Looking forward to your drawing when its completed! I picked up a york from a 1977 Wagoneer in great shape. Trying to figure out if I can convert the pully to serpntine to mate up to my 04 5.3L! Will your mount work with my aplication as well?

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Looking forward to your drawing when its completed! I picked up a york from a 1977 Wagoneer in great shape. Trying to figure out if I can convert the pully to serpntine to mate up to my 04 5.3L! Will your mount work with my aplication as well?
No, they will be very different.
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I will have to make one my self. Do you know If I can convert this pump to serpintine? have not yet looked into it! Are these the conversion pully's from belt to serpintine web sites for the york compressors? Will one of these work on my pump?

Ryder Fleet Products has a bunch of different styles:
http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/ry.../erm/browse.do

6" Single V belt: http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/ry...oductDetail.do

6" Dual V belt:http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/ry...oductDetail.do

5-7/8" 6 groove Serpentine belt: http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/ry...oductDetail.do

6-1/8" 8 groove Serpentine belt: http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/ry...oductDetail.do

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change the clutch to a serpentine belt style instead of v-belt. . . .
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I will have to make one my self. Do you know If I can convert this pump to serpintine? have not yet looked into it! Are these the conversion pully's from belt to serpintine web sites for the york compressors? Will one of these work on my pump?
Use this one. I just ordered one from Napa, It was around the same price.

5-7/8" 6 groove Serpentine belt: http://www.ryderfleetproducts.com/ry...oductDetail.do
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Thanks again for all your info! I dig the fact that wheelers can pick each others brains on line! Hope you fair well in your wheeling endeavors! Wheel on, take care!
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Hey did you guys ever get this york install done? I'm looking for pics or mounting ideas to mount a york on my 2001 5.3l in a 92 YJ
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No,got put on the back burner! Have some more mock up to do. Nice project!
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