Truck style compressor into 4wd???

Submitted: Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:21
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Hi guys, just wondering if anyone has ever tried fitting a small truck style( mounted and driven off the engine) air compressor system( with tank mounted under tray or somewhere similar) onto a cruiser ute. I was just wondering why I have never heard of this being done because the way i see it, it seems alot more attractive idea than having a little electric one buzzing away powering air lockers etc. I was hoping someone could help me out with a few advantages/ disavadvantages if they have done it themself or know of someone who has done it.
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Reply By: Les Webb - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:41

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:41
A mate fitted a pressure valve to to old gas bottle....connected a Blue Tongue ...looked neat.!
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Reply By: Member - Roachie SA- Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:56

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 22:56
Edd,

Check the search feature on here...this has been done a few times before. There are set-ups available commercially for about $350- which basically use a air-conditioning compressor to pump good volume of air into a tank and pretty bloody quick too. Big advantage would be ablilty to run rattle gun etc.

Biggest problem is where to mount the damn thing under the bonnet....most trucks need to be modified a fair bit.

I use a maxair 12v jobbie and it fills a 3lt tank for air lockers, horns on roof rack and Ryco outlets front and back....works good for my needs.

Cya

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:44

Monday, Jul 05, 2004 at 23:44
You would be talking of Endless Air..
Not available for all cars, and just mounts onto another bracket and runs off fan belt...

BUT... the compressor is $350, the mount kit is about the same price!

You can buy a Sanden 508 compressor (Exact same without an oil inlet) for $25 from wrecker... Run a bit of machine oil thru once a 1/4(depending on use) and it will get caught in an oil trap, that you have setup on it :)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:12

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:12
Talking about horns....where is that spare horn you were going to send to me, Roachie?
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie SA- Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:25

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:25
Mate, you'd better member message me with your address and I'll scoot it up to you; but dunno if it will arrive b4 you leave on thursday....
You'll need an air tank with 100psi to run it too (and a air solenoid; or whatever they're called).

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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:35

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:35
Thanks Roachie...I was only winding you up. Better wait till after we get back. There may also be a newer vehicle in the offing...yeah yeah I know we have been down that path before but this time it might be for real.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie SA- Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:43

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:43
Okay Willie....you can't just throw me a nibble like that and expect to get away without more details.....

Just make sure it's got a 4.2 diesel donk and no emblem that's sort of oval shaped with a couple of other wuzzy-looking half circles inside ................what the hell is that bloody stupid emblem s'posed to be, anyway??????
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:32

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:32
Roachie...I am going down the same path again. Nissan, Toyota 80/100 or Troopy. This time my budget has improved and I am looking at something made around the turn of the century(to coin a phrase). It WILL be 4.2 diesel but I want an auto and Niss Niss doesn't make one(not according to redbook.com) So it will have to be an 80/100. The other requirement is proper fella fuel tanks so that I can go a looooong way without having to worry about too many jerries lol. That brings us back to a Troopy but no auto....what a dilemma :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie SA- Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:45

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:45
Willie,

I think the 80 series can take about 225 litres once you put the spare wheel up where mr toyota shoulda put in da 1st place..... and then you shell out a few ton for a bigger tank/s to replace the original/s. That'd give ya about 1500klm range.

What happened, did you get your $3grand baby bonus already??? LOL congratulations!!!!
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:55

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 17:55
Yep got the baby bonus!!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:41

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 21:41
Find a good troopy and have an auto put in it. Not that big a deal, find one from a 60/80 series and swap it over !!
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 22:43

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 22:43
Willem,

Troopy doesnt come in auto either dude.

And as for a conversion, why not buy what you want first time... havingbleeplike that modded is a PITA, but then you are driving a G60... I looked into a GU 4.2 with auto thrown in it, that became very expensive, and a hassle with insurance, not that it bothers u, but would me.

You MAY get a breadbox with auto, or an 80, but all depends on budget, and timing..

Give ya a slab for G60 :P
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 09:37

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 09:37
Truckie...you are a cheapskate!!! How about a couple of pallets of VB instead :-)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 10:45

Wednesday, Jul 07, 2004 at 10:45
Tighter than a mozzies ass...

Will swap ya home made rear storage for GQ for it :P
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 08:17

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 08:17
Most modern 4bys havent got enough room to fit an engine driven compressor
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 22:10

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2004 at 22:10
Edd.
The truck air commpressors usualy run full time and have a valve lifter to limit the pressure,so they are niosy and waste fuel. Some like the PBR unit require a oil feed from the motor oil gallery and thefore have to drian back to the sump, this mean they have to be mouted fiarly high to get reliable oil return. Apart from that there fine. I purchased a PBR and never got it to drian properly so you can have it for $200.
Eric.
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Reply By: Edd - Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 18:12

Thursday, Jul 22, 2004 at 18:12
Yeah thanx for the help boys
I think its definetly going to be one for the too hard and expensive basket trying to fit up another compressor of the engine. I've decided to plumb a divertor valve into the line from the air conditioning compressor to a tank under the tray. Might even get tricky and extend the air line so the tap is in the cab next to the switch im wiring up directly to the compressor. I figure that when i'm using the compressor for running lockers or pumping up tyres etc. i can live without air conditioning, so am killing two birds with 1 stone. Will let you know how it goes when its completed. Any thoughts or advice on this 1???
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