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Air comPressor mod?

When my dad had his jeep he had put an air compressor on the engine from a Volvo but I was wondering if it was possible with a ranger? I have a v6 4.0 ohv
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Like a smog pump?
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I'm assuming like a PTO
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I've heard of people converting their ac compressor into an air compressor, but i think you are talking about a belt drivin compressor that is normally for either air breaks or air ride suspension is that correct?
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Just hook up an on board air tank under the bed.
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It was belt driven. But idk if it was the ac because the part came off a Volvo
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It was belt driven. But idk if it was the ac because the part came off a Volvo
ok it was probably for breaks or suspension and you its probably doable but you will most likely need to make a bracket to hold it on the engine and then find a new belt that will fit the new system. Im sure there will be more to it than that but its a start.
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He is referring to using a York style A/C compressor. Yes, it can be done, but you might have to get a little bit "creative" with the "how" of mounting it, due to the size of the beast. I have one in the barn that I would LOVE to install, but, the hood is not going to be able to be closed if I do... Maybe I should look in to this a bit more, now that my welder is working again...
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Better off to install a ViAir IG 450C electric compressor...and tank pressure switch ect.

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