View Full Version : New Ideal for my truck

04-13-2007, 08:15 PM
My truck does not have air brakes. So I am going to take the current A/C compressor. And take the extra Fuel tank I have one the side of the truck and make a Air Tank out of it So I can have mobile Air tank.


1 York AC Compressor (factory installed on an AMC 360 out of a Jeep Grand Cherokee)
2 Tube-O fitting to 1/2" NPT (Kilby's Rotolock fittings, )
3 1/2" NPT female to female (kilby or a hardware store)
4 Air Intake Filter (Kilby Air Intake Filter, FS-07-050)
5 Square D pressure switch (set to 120 psi off) (Kilby, 49J59)
6 Air Manifold (hardware store)
7 Adjustable Relief Valve (set to blow at about 130 psi) (kilby, NC25)
8 Pressure Gauges (on at manifold, one on dash) (hardware store)
9 Oil / moisture trap (Coalescing Filter)
10 Check Valve (Kilby, CB38)
11 1/4" T, 3 female ports (hardware store)
12 1/4" Couplers, male port (hardware store)
13 Barbed 1/4" to 1/4" male port (hardware store)
14 1/2" NPT male to 1/4" barbed hose fitting (hardware store)
15 1/4" male to 3/8" (the Oil / moisture trap is actually a 3/8" so the fitting on both sides of the moisture trap is a 1/4" male to 3/8" male. (hardware store)
16 1/4" Elbow, male one side, female other side. (hardware store)
17 Male to Male connector (hardware store)
18 1/4" Elbow, male one side, female other side. (hardware store)
19 1/4" NPT to 3/8" Nylon Quick Connect (Grainger) NOTE: The air horn and pressure gauges use different sizes, pressure gauges use 1/8" Nylon Quick Connect and Air horn fitting use 3/8" Nylon Quick Connect.
20 1/4" male NPT to 1/8" female NPT (hardware store)
21 3/8" Nylon Quick Connect to 1/8" male NPT (air horn adaptor) (hardware store)
22 Yard Sale acquisition - Really loud air horn off a '76 Mack
23 1/8" nylon air hose (hardware store)
24 Stock 1/4" air line with male factory fittings (hardware store)
25 Air Tanks, Custom Front and Rear Bumper Project
26 1/4" NPT male to male (hardware store)
27 Air Blow Gun 1/4" female Inlet, 1/4" threaded outlet.
28 3/8" nylon air hose for air horn (needed volume) (hardware store)

Ill post update once I get started.

04-14-2007, 09:09 AM
Oh that is nice! How much do you figure this will cost to put together?

04-14-2007, 09:20 AM
maybe 200.00 not much

04-16-2007, 06:08 AM
That is great !

Did you ever check out the superlawntrucks web site? I wonder if that also could inspire you with more ideas!

04-16-2007, 09:12 PM
No but I will . I am going to install a Winch now.

04-17-2007, 10:12 AM
I am looking forwards to seeing more pics!