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I run one of the GM rotary AC compressors, I don't know the model #. It has and oiler and seperator, runs to a manafold to my ARBs and tank. It works just as well as the Yorks but you must oil it since the freon (SP?) was its source of lubrication.
 

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I have on board air too. (2) two to be exact. :D

I have an ARB compressor just for the ARB's. and I have a chrysler minivan airconditioning compressor for tires, tools, and just for blowing air.

I did seize one compressor up last year, but that was because we were sandblasting with my jeep and I didn't oil the compressor during the sandblasting session.

What I usually do is right before the trail ride, I shoot some AIR TOOL Oil into the compressor intake and I am good for the ride.
This will include any tools we use, airing up tires mine and anyone elses.

If I run it for more than say, 20 minutes straight, I will shoot some more air tool oil in. Note, both of my bumpers serve as air tanks. Air exiting the compressor will be HOT. It blows cheep air lines. So expect to have some wear on the exit line.

The front bumper serves as an AIR cooler. this way it goes into my front bumper then down the frame to the rear bumper to cool again prior to getting used. Works quite well.

and I only spent $75 bucks for the compressor at a Junk yard.
"pick and pull"

You will need a switch and a safety blow off valve. AS they will produce over 400 psi if not regulated. "I learned this the hard way." Wow was that loud! It blew the bran new air line in about 2 seconds of operation, without the regulator.
 

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rcurrier44 said:
I run one of the GM rotary AC compressors, I don't know the model #. It has and oiler and seperator, runs to a manafold to my ARBs and tank. It works just as well as the Yorks but you must oil it since the freon (SP?) was its source of lubrication.
Rcurrier,

What kind of oiler are you using?

Is in it your air intake for your compressor?
 

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Probably not what you were thinking but my "OBA" consists of an ARB compressor, and a Quick Air LINKED TOGETHER. They run the lockers, and with the quick connect build into the rear fender running an airhose, inflate each tyre from 16 to 33 in about 3 mins per tyre.

Not York standards/speed, but works for me, and its better than my previous system (walking round the OBA owners at the end of a run, begging/ carrying $5 in quarters for the crappy, leaking underpowered gas station hose...)
 

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I used the stock AC pump off of my 5.0. One word to the wise (DONT DO THIS) I used a chunck of 4" thick seat cussion foam for a filter, I just zip tied it around the intake tube, after a while I started having problems with my air locker selinoids. turns out when that foam gets a little wet it starts falling apart, it got sucked throught the compressor and pushed through the 5mm ARB lines and got stuck in the selinoid. I ended up ditching the foam and bought a K&N universal breather that fit onthe intake tube nicely. No more trouble. I also just squirt oil in the intake periodicaly.

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ScoutIITD said:


Rcurrier,

What kind of oiler are you using?

Is in it your air intake for your compressor?



Yep you need to run the oiler on the air intake line (after the filter but before the compressor). It's just like oiling air tools. The oiler holds about 12oz of oil, and the air flow syphons the oil out of a drip tip, they make smaller oilers but I use the air alot and figure it is a good investment, any place that stocks good compressors can get you one. You also want to get yourself a seperator ,unless you want to lube the inside of your tires. ;)

I used to run an ARB (for about 5 years) the thing was slow and eventualy burnt out the motor.

One important tip is to use good hose near your engine! Regular air hose gets to soft when warm and will burst. Either run the AC system soft hose or get air break line, you can get it from napa.
 

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Thanks for everyones input.
I GOT AIR lol :D
I just got a York long stroke for $30. Now all I need to do is get everything else to hook it up. I am going to go through onboardair.com.
I am going to go with a 2.5 gal. tank.
Thanks for all your help.

Danny
 
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