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Old 12-15-2008, 12:15 AM   #1
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Need advice concerning A/C

Iím turning my 96 Bluebird into a party bus. I need some advice on the cheapest way to get an A/C system installed. Itís necessary for the A/C to work while driving. The cheapest quotes Iíve received so far have been way out of my budget. $8000-$12000. Any suggestions
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: Need advice concerning A/C

Probably the most cost effective method will be something like described above, one or two roof top RV style A/C's (can get them on ebay for around $300-400 each plus shipping), and a generator large enough to power them, you'll need around 5-7 kw gennie for 2 of them. Using a battery bank, high output alternator and a high powered inverter might also work, but the generator would likely be cheaper...

One other option that plays on the Generator idea, would be to pick up a belt drive generator power head (Harbor Freight sells them for around $300), and find a way to mount it to the bus engine and let that power it....
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One other option that plays on the Generator idea, would be to pick up a belt drive generator power head (Harbor Freight sells them for around $300), and find a way to mount it to the bus engine and let that power it....
that won't work while driving. A generator head like that would have to run exactly 3600 rpm (or 1800 rpm for a more expensive one) When the generator head spins faster/slower than thsi it no longer makes 60 hz 110 volts.
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