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After frying my TOY A/C I decided to upgrade, The york is awesome,it pumps out a constant 90PSI while airing my 35's. I hacve the regulator set to kick on at 100PSI and off at 130PSI, I also installed an underdrive pulley so I only need to throttle up to about 1100 RPM to hit the 90PSI mark. I also ordered a dip stick for it so I can check oil levels ( not yet installed )
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interested in making another set of those brackets?? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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the york will burn up also. All compresors use freon as lubricant. A york will last longer than most because it has a sump, but it will still lock up
 

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All compressors do NOT use freon as lubricant. Home compressors for example? Air only. The York should never lock up if you keep the oil level up. Its the same setup as a piston in your engine, it has a compression ring, and an oil ring. The oil lubricates the cyclinder wall during the stroke, the freon did very little but keep the temp. down in the original configuration. I have a homemade compressor using an old tank, a belt and a 9R York out of an old Ford, and its worked flawlessly for 3 years. Its noisy and not pretty but I regularily check the oil level and top it up before use.
 

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Freon is not a lubricant. It does have oil flowing with it. Depending on what "R" flavor it is will depict whether or not it is Mineral oil or Polyester oil.
The crankcase, as stated before, on a York is similar to that in your engine. The Freon only helped cool the unit down. If not used continous duty wise(very long term), no harm should be done to it if full of oil.
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Freon doesnt really keep it cool. Put your hand on the discharge hose once. Well, you better not because it will burn you in a heart beat........
 

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Originally posted by MTN GOAT:
<STRONG>interested in making another set of those brackets?? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
Brackets a simple 2 x 3 box tubing drilled to match each mounting surface. I've seen you're talent you can make em easy.
 

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Can you post some more pics from the top? I am going to be adding my York very soon and would like to look at how somebody else has done it..... thankx
 

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Looks good. Probably have to cut out some sheet metal to check the oil, but that's no big deal.

Where did you get the underdrive pulley? (actually its an overdrive pulley if its smaller on the compressor end) Just find the smallest one you could at the junkyard? And what diameter is the pulley? Just curious to compare to mine. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">

BTW, freon is NOT a lubricant (its a refridgerant, duh). The reason the compressor runs cooler w/ freon is that the freon coming in is usually cold, but most of all the freon carries a LOT more heat away from the compressor (to be dissipated by the condensor) than air does.
 

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Originally posted by Chopperman:
<STRONG>Brackets a simple 2 x 3 box tubing drilled to match each mounting surface. I've seen you're talent you can make em easy.</STRONG>
ill have to come by and check it out some time! im still water logged from 2 weekends ago, going to citrus heights(is that near rocklin?) tomorrow or wednesday for a 'new' computer...
 

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Originally posted by OffroadRunner:
<STRONG>Freon doesnt really keep it cool. Put your hand on the discharge hose once. Well, you better not because it will burn you in a heart beat........</STRONG>

Try putting your hand on the inlet hose. It will be cool. The freon leaving the pump is hot because of the heat it picked up from the compressor, hence it is cooling the unit. There is no such thing as cold, there is only less heat. My Chemistry teacher in High School gave us that one when we complained about the room being "cold".
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