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***Pickup underhood air compressor
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United States
Member Since: February 28, 2012
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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 - 02:42 PM UTC
Has anyone put an AC or other compressor on their engine for air on the road, job or farm ?

OR know of a web site with suggestions.

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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 01:58 AM UTC
The compressor in your car compresses refrigerant, not air. It also works at a much higher pressure than you want to deal with.
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 02:15 AM UTC
I think he means to use it for air induction. It would not work. Use your tax returns to buy a turbo-charger.
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 - 02:53 AM UTC
Probably easier (and safer, more reliable) to add a power inverter and use a 120v unit. Under hood would change belt configuration, probably adding a clutch for the compressor so it's only operating on demand and making sure the RPM's for the compressor are correct at various engine speeds.
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 02:56 PM UTC
your best bet is to go to 4x4 store and buy an underhood compressor and hardwire it into your wiring loom they have their own motor an no need to belt drive them