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Old May 27th, 2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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Default Basically Free On-Board Air, Think it will work?

So I have been thinking about this for some time now.

I have a 1979 F150 with 6" tube bumpers front and rear and they will hold air. I was thinking about trying to find an A/C compressor for the truck and install it. Then I was going to take the the suction line (low side line) and cut it about 3" from the the compressor and put an air filter from one of my R/C cars over the end of the line (I have one that will fit perfect). Then take the discharge line (high side line) and run it to my front and rear bumpers and use those for air tanks.

What do you guys think? Do you think it will work?

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Old May 27th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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it might.... it works with york style compressors and you might wanna use a pressure gauge too
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Old May 27th, 2010, 12:13 PM   #3
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Depending on what kind of compressor you get, it may need a lubrication source. You will also need a pressure switch and plumbing stuff, so it will not be free.

Other than that, it sounds like it should work.
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might not need a pressure switch just mount a pressure gauge in the cab and run a switch to the clutch. once its full turn it off
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Well I got a pressure gauge in the garage that I can mount inline in the line and the compressor will be hooked to a switch so I can turn it on and off. Plumbing shouldnt cost me anything since I work as an engineer designing basically all tube and hose assemblies on heavy duty trucks and farm equipment so work will supply that lol.

I guess I should have said basically free for me lol
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Old May 27th, 2010, 12:48 PM   #6
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might not need a pressure switch just mount a pressure gauge in the cab and run a switch to the clutch. once its full turn it off
That's fine, but you should probably have a blowoff valve in case you forget to turn it off.
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Oh yea I will... its called not a super tight belt on the compressor
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Old May 27th, 2010, 01:23 PM   #8
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If your an "engineer" why are you asking if this will work?
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Old May 27th, 2010, 01:24 PM   #9
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Because I design tube and hose assemblies not on-board air systems with a bunch of components that werent designed to what I want to make them to do dick
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It was a simple question that was not intended to provocate name calling. On board air utilizing tube bumpers has been around since 1970.
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I had a system like that on my old XJ. There's lots of plans on the interwebz that show you the wiring schematics. It's about $30 - $50 for the valves, lines, relays, and other fittings that you need for it to work correctly with a tank.

Now I'd seriously reconsider your thought of using your bumpers as air tanks. I'm pretty sure that it's illegal in most states, but I'm sure that someone on here that's smarter than I am will post a link to the legal mumbo-jumbo pertaining to it.... Just mount an air tank in the side if the rear hatch area and you will be set to go. Don't forget the shut-off valge at the tank for when the compressor shuts off so it doesn't empty on your every time the compressor shuts off.
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It was a simple question that was not intended to provocate name calling. On board air utilizing tube bumpers has been around since 1970.
What does provocate mean?
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I had a system like that on my old XJ. There's lots of plans on the interwebz that show you the wiring schematics. It's about $30 - $50 for the valves, lines, relays, and other fittings that you need for it to work correctly with a tank.

Now I'd seriously reconsider your thought of using your bumpers as air tanks. I'm pretty sure that it's illegal in most states, but I'm sure that someone on here that's smarter than I am will post a link to the legal mumbo-jumbo pertaining to it.... Just mount an air tank in the side if the rear hatch area and you will be set to go. Don't forget the shut-off valge at the tank for when the compressor shuts off so it doesn't empty on your every time the compressor shuts off.
Well I'm not to worried about the laws because my truck only sees pavement once in a great while... its a wheeler. I mean they would get me for a lot more other stuff before bumper air tanks lol
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What does provocate mean?
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Main Entry: provocate
Part of Speech: v
Definition: to provoke
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I was just randomly busting balls.
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You see that is incorrect... you put "to provocate" the definition of provocate is "to provoke" so in essence you just said "to to provoke."
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You see that is incorrect... you put "to provocate" the definition of provocate is "to provoke" so in essence you just said "to to provoke."
Do you want me to go back through your sentencing structure in this post? And it is not incorrect, you are interpreting it incorrectly.
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No it should have been, "was not intended to provoke name calling."
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What does provocate mean?
Do you have an engineering degree?
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