Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Orange County, CA
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Re: york compressor install
I almost forgot - there is an alternative to an engine-driven compressor.
If all you are doing is running an air horn and need air for tires, etc., and don't plan to run air tools on a regular basis, you can do what I am doing:
I have a Thomas 1/3 HP 12v compressor (no puny Quik-Air or Vi-Air for me)that I pulled from my jeep when I converted the jeep's stock Sanden A/C compressor to use for air. I recently ordered a dual battery tray from Wrangler NW Power Products that replaces the passenger side battery tray for 1980's F-series gasser trucks. (The same tray is available from Mechman.com.) The batterys stay in their original positions and use the stock battery cables, and the Thomas compressor mounts on the extra space on the new dual battery tray. The compressor is powered through a constant duty solenoid with a pressure switch that turns it on when pressure drops below 70 psi and off at 105, with a master switch under the dash. I have a 2 1/2 gal. tank that I got from Onboardair.com that I will mount on the passenger frame rail under the cab.
This system has served me well in the jeep, so I have every expectation that it will work just as well in the truck.
Orange County CA
1987 F-250 XLT Lariat, 4x4, Reg. Cab, Longbed,with Callen camper, 137,000 miles. Normally aspirated 6.9 with Hypermax cowl induction, Racor fuel filter. C-6/1356 tc/GearVendor/4.10 posi/33 BFGs. Stanadyne in tanks and Jeep in tow.