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    Senior JK Freak 616fun's Avatar
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    York On board Air install

    Ok,

    Over the next few weeks I'm going to install a York OBA system. Thought I'd lay out my set up and as I get time to install it I would update this thread

    First - wiring diagram. I'm using an sPod to run the compressor. Basically just run the positive from the sPod to the pressure switch. From the pressure switch, attach it to the York clutch. Wiring is done...


    Manifold I'll be mounting to a Synergy ARB Master Cylinder bracket. One update to this pic. I added a bleed valve to depressurize the system.

    Last edited by 616fun; 04-11-2012 at 08:53 AM.

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    Yikes.. NOt sure what all that means.. Good luck .. I would like to install that someday.. LMK how it goes..

    Enjoy what you have today rather than hoping for something else tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkgirlie View Post
    Yikes.. NOt sure what all that means.. Good luck .. I would like to install that someday.. LMK how it goes..
    I'll lay out a parts list and how to in this thread over the next few weeks.

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    Parts List:

    York 210 A/C Compressor - can be had at several junkyards or eBay. The best unit to get is the 210L (2 pistons, 10 cb ft volume, long stroke pistons). They produce the most air.
    York 6 groove clutch - may be found on the recovered York or via A/C suppliers. Most have a single wire (positive). Ground is achieved via the body of the unit being mounted to the engine block

    Manifold Set Up:
    Manifold - I went with an 8 port manifold - 6 1/4" NPT 2 3/8" NPT.
    The actual manifold I am using:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

    Attached to the Manifold I have:
    4 1/4" 90 degree elbows
    1 Viair 90217 Sealed Pressure switch:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details
    1 1/4" to 1/8" NPT conversion to adapt the pressure switch to the 1/4" port
    1 1/4" bleed valve
    1 1/4" 175 psi safety valve
    1 1/4" compression fitting to connect the in cab pressure gauge
    Manifold will be mounted to the Synergy ARB Compressor mount. I'll drill some holes to align with the manifold and mount it.
    http://synergysuspension.com/Synergy...B-p-24327.html

    Compressor Mount:
    There are two options to mount a York to the JK engine. Kilby and ORO. I went with the ORO mounting brackets. Primary reason was the Kilby is mounted above the engine and requires an A/C line to be moved. Since I'm trying to keep costs down I don't want a $100 charge from a wrench monkey to replace the A/C line. Both kits contain all required brackets, pulleys, belts, etc needed to integrate the York clutch into your engine belt loop. Both are great mounts.
    https://secure48.mysecureorder.net/o...ribqp88vuujjv3

    Air tank:
    I will be running an air tank with this set up - but it's the only part I haven't defined yet. I'll update when I do.

    Coalescing Filter:
    The York tends to burp oil, and will make a mess of your air lines. To keep this from happening you need a compressor coalescing filter that will separate the oil from the air. This needs to be installed BEFORE the manifold. Optimally you do want this as far from the compressor as possible. The York's do create a lot of heat and giving distance (in terms of hose) helps cool the air. Also note due to the heat, it is wise to get a filter with a metal bowl instead of polycarbinate. The plastics tend to get weak and will eventually fail. I am using 4' of hydraulic hose between the compressor and the filter.
    The filters can be sourced from several locations. Again - ORO and Kilby sell them. I got lucky and picked up a lightly used Norgren on eBay for $45. Expect to pay between $100-$150 for a new unit.

    Regulator:
    The system will have up to 145 psi in it at any time. You'll want the ability to tune that down for air tools or tire filling. I picked up a Viair reg and will place it on the manifold. From there I'll run two hoses for quick connects at each foot well.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

    Also you'll need lengths of hose to reach Q/C points and the air tank. Depending on configuration the amount will vary.
    Last edited by 616fun; 04-11-2012 at 12:52 PM.

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    Updated manifold pic. Added a Viair reg. I wanna lower pressure to the Quick Connects in the foot wells. There is a T connection to feed two lines.

    Only thing I'm waiting on is deciding if I want to beg borrow and steal the rubi rail tank idea or run a Viair tank.
    Last edited by 616fun; 04-12-2012 at 10:49 PM.

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    There are some good options for tanks from the air suspension manufacturers. I was considering a 5 gal ridetech In place of the muffler. Also thought about mount on my tire carrier. Looking foward to the finished solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mixilpidilstick View Post
    There are some good options for tanks from the air suspension manufacturers. I was considering a 5 gal ridetech In place of the muffler. Also thought about mount on my tire carrier. Looking foward to the finished solution.
    I've considered a muffler relocate and putting the tank there.....but my stock muffler has rock rash and having my air source exposed is what makes me nervous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 616fun View Post
    I've considered a muffler relocate and putting the tank there.....but my stock muffler has rock rash and having my air source exposed is what makes me nervous.
    thats what a muffler skid is for!

    for the air tank I mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by 616fun View Post
    I've considered a muffler relocate and putting the tank there.....but my stock muffler has rock rash and having my air source exposed is what makes me nervous.
    I understand, my tail pipe (on the Jeep) is a little crushed. The muffler had a dent, but it popped back out. I think if it was kept back towards the axle, this would fit well.
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    I am really interested in using a York compressor also. My Jeep doesn't have air conditioning would that make any difference? If I take a trip to a Salvage Yard, is there any particular donnor vehicle to look out for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mixilpidilstick View Post
    I understand, my tail pipe (on the Jeep) is a little crushed. The muffler had a dent, but it popped back out. I think if it was kept back towards the axle, this would fit well.
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    I am really interested in using a York compressor also. My Jeep doesn't have air conditioning would that make any difference? If I take a trip to a Salvage Yard, is there any particular donnor vehicle to look out for?
    Early 80s Volvos used Yorks. Crown Vics, Ford 250s, older Mustangs all had them. They are still in use on semi's. If there is a semi shop near you they probably have a dozen laying around that have been replaced that you could rebuild and it would be perfect for OBA. Even better hang around and offer a beer reward for the first mechanic to call with a suitable compressor. You'll have one in no time. Rebuild kits can be had for $20 and online there are a ton of resources for how to rebuild.

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