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Old 12-23-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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Ive seen this on a couple of other sites but just wanted to see if any of you guys have ever heard or seen someone modify an A/C compressor to make it like a compressor you could use to fill up tires and run air tools. Heres a link to a site with a ton of info http://grungle.com/endlessair.html
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:55 PM   #2
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Yep, it's pretty popular here since ac is only really needed a few days out of the year.
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Old 12-24-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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I think Noah did his a few years ago.
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I did it with the factory compressor on my old ford back in high school. It worked decently, I had to rig up an oil injection/separator setup since those are lubed by the refrigerant.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #5
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I had a friend that ran one on a York compressor, worked very well. Hard to beat a V8 air compressor, unless you need it to run w/o the engine.
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I actually picked up a york 5-6 years ago to do an oba setup and never got around to it. Its definatly a superior pump to the sanden if you have room for it.

ak51, if you want to find more info before you start, search for oba (onboard air) instead of endless air on the forums, it will bring up massive amounts of info on virtually every pump and vehicle. Ive never heard of anyone calling it endless air before.
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Thanks guys for info does anyone know were I can get a York compressor or a sanden for a good price
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:05 PM   #8
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I converted the AC in my jeep and if worked great for years. I also mated a York to a winch motor similar to the oasis compressor but the motor got way too hot when used for extended periods. I still have that contraption in the garage but I think it needs a continuios duty motor like what is used in electric over hydraulic setups.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:09 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for info does anyone know were I can get a York compressor or a sanden for a good price
Ive still got the york and I cant imagine Ill ever use it for anything since its vbelt. You can have it if I can find it.
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if your willing to give it up i would be more than happy to take them off your hands
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Many cars from the 60's to the 80's OTHER than GM products had York compressors. Kilby has a website dedicated to brackets, pulleys, clutches and York info, and there are probably 30 pages on the web if you search for "OBA" or on board air" Good luck
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Check out kilby oba for uses on the York compressor. I have a kilby system on my dodge cummins and it's BA! Very fast recovery and 150psi to boot. I have another York I will put in the buggy eventually also. Oba is great to have no matter the source. I have a portable 12v smitty built and a warn powerplant on the buggy. All have served their purposes and got me home weather off the trail or the hwy.
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Spambots dredging up 2 year old posts....
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