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Alright you guys have been really helpful so far on my truck so i have another question for you.
Im looking to mount an air compressor on the truck for odd jobs that we might need it for. Mostly filling tires or maybe using it for the occasional air tool. Nothing really heavy duty tho. I also dont want to spend a lot of money on it. This is a plow truck so anything that is mounted needs to with stand the outside elements. This has to be an underbody installiation because there is no room for it in the truck.
Im looking at the ViAir 380C because i cant get it for ~$190 which seems reasonable. Anybody have thoughts on this system or a better system. From the looks of the ViAir 380C it looks like it does not have a tank. I dont really understand how does these systems work without a tank.
I do not plan on running airhorns or an airbag system. So that isnt important to me.
Last edited by tigger1197; 03-07-2009 at 03:14 PM.
Look at ::Kilby Enterprises::, it's belt driven and works great. I've had a belt driven compressor on a truck for probably 25 years. Handier than shirt pockets. I have burnt a couple of the compressors up but they were my fault.
I just bought the bracket set without the compressor and pieced all of that together. Just an idea.
I have an electric "Hadley" system installed, but they don't recommend more than a 7 min run time w/ a 30 min cool down. I'm looking for a belt driven compresser and brackets to solve this problem. I tried the Kilby site, but they don't show a bracket kit for a 97 B-series. Still looking for the bracket via "google" though.
Thanks for any help available,
97 Dodge 2500 stock, hadley compressor, 5+ gallon semi-trailer air tank, dual air horns.
Brad on the Kilby sight has been talking about building a bracket for the 12 valve motor. Maybe if enough people ask they will make one. I adapted the 24 valve bracket to a 12 valve for a while. It worked but I had some problems with it. With a little more time spent building it I think they would work.
Has anyone tried a compressor from a 6BT school bus application. I believe the compressor is a 3960069 or 3690069. You would also need a check valve and air govenor both of which you can get from napa. What I don't know is if the compressor drive is already on the pickup motor or if you could add it. Don't know if there is enough room for it either. Would like to know if this has ever been done or is possible. I need to go talk to my cummins shop.
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