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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by diverbill45 View Post
    Jignator,

    Instead of having to fill up that tank at the station and have a limited amount of air, what I did during my auto circle track racing days, was install an auto ac compressor under the hood, where it would normally go on the engine. On the inlet side I put a small screw in air filter and on the outlet side I ran a hose to the check valve on the tank. I mounted a toggle switch under the dash and ran a fused wire from the 12 volt power supply to the switch and then to the ac compressor clutch. Anytime I needed air I'd just flip the switch and had air. It's not as fast as a regular compressor, but at least you'll have an unlimited amount of air. I helped out quite a few guys that had one too many flats on their race cars and another nice thing is you don't have to listen to the noise those 12 volt compressors make, just the idle of your truck engine.

    Hope this helps.

    Do you have any trouble keeping the A/C compressor lubed up properly? Those are designed to operate in a closed-loop system with oil in the loop. I assume the oil circulates around the loop and the compressor always has enough in it. How do you lube the compressor when it's pulling fresh air into it? I'm sure it'll loose oil by spitting a little out the output. Do you just squirt a little oil in the intake every so often?

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    There are oil less compressors that hook up to your v belt. I had a "york" compressor from my Ford Bronco for the air conditioning unit re-plumbed made a great compressor for filling up tires or even running some air tools off of for short times. Look up "york AC compressor" and you will find some write-ups mostly for off-road vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hailea View Post
    There are oil less compressors that hook up to your v belt. I had a "york" compressor from my Ford Bronco for the air conditioning unit re-plumbed made a great compressor for filling up tires or even running some air tools off of for short times. Look up "york AC compressor" and you will find some write-ups mostly for off-road vehicles.
    I used one years ago. I now use a compressor from an old freezer and its been fine for the last 26 years...Bob
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    Andy, ....... look at what Hailea said. Mine was a "York" compressor that I took off of a Ford and installed it on my Ford. It worked great.
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