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    I'm about to convert my A/C unit into an On Board Air system . I have a 97 TJ , I've been looking into doing this for a while and come to find out my Uncle ( Awesome Mechanic ) says he's done it before , he's never steered me wrong . I'm trying to get some in-put on this . I was first thinking about useing an older model A/C , it's rebuildable .

    Thought's , Comments , ideas ???

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    I think it's an awesome idea, especially if you trust your uncle like you say. Help is always good. I would love to have one of those systems, but now way I could get that blessed off my by 6. Hence I have the Viair system.
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    here is something that might give you a lil more info i hope it helps http://www.offroaders.com/info/tech-...nboard-air.htm
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    if you use it then make sure to add an in-line oiler to keep the compressor oiled.

    this is the reason most use a York as it holds the oil in the crank case.
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    X2 on the York. If your current AC works fine you may be able to "piggy back" a york into the engine compartment so it runs OBA and you don't loose your AC. Hardest part is locating a York pulley for a serpentine belt and finding a bracket that will work.

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    I never use my A/C , it gets warm I take the Top and Sides off , and when my wife lets me the doors .

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    Ok , now I have another Question what vehicle can I find a York A/C in . I've seen one before when I was junk yard shoping , was about to buy it but then I noticed it was cracked , sence then I couldn't remember what car and the year it was in .

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimhatTJ View Post
    if you use it then make sure to add an in-line oiler to keep the compressor oiled.

    this is the reason most use a York as it holds the oil in the crank case.
    If you go that route get a quality in line oiler... dot skimp on this!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by WRIGHT442 View Post
    Ok , now I have another Question what vehicle can I find a York A/C in . I've seen one before when I was junk yard shoping , was about to buy it but then I noticed it was cracked , sence then I couldn't remember what car and the year it was in .
    I ran the sanden compressor as OBA for almost two years.... One day it too a crap on me and went with the York out of a waggy..... Usually out early to mid 80's ford/lincoln/merc, Mercedes with diesel engine, Volvos....... The tricky part is the serpentine belt type clutch, they kinda pricey.... But with any luck you can get one new(like I did) on Ebay for Freightliner for about $80... Is an 8 grove clutch but who cares!!!
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    Sence these are conected I'm going to leave this on the same Thread ... From my understanding Air Tanks need to be round to hold and ballance the presure , I got an offer from my uncles buddy , that welds , to build me a flat rectangular air tank ... Can this be done and work properly ?

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    yea, i know a few guys that used there rockers and bumpers for air storage.
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