Originally Posted by SH0RTBUS
Actually I was referring to roll up windows because your going to get a taist of your own medicine. .. my exaust. The diesel punks down here like blowing smoke in your face if you run without a top...
Yes need air conditioning. I plan on making provisions on the engine for a compressor. I thought of a small split unit for 120 hook up. I'm not cutting any holes in the body.
lol yeah i noticed that alot on SoBe.. havent seen the black-smokers too much here in st pete.. they are all over in Ohio.. i think its cool as hell.. but thats just me.. in ohio its the guys with the 7.3's.. a few cummins.. but uo there its Ford / GM country..
for A/C, some have done a window unit out one of the backl windows of the bus for the 120.. If you have room you can try a Mini-split, regardless, you'll find that unless you insulate the ceiling / tint or blind the windows that when parked in the sun hooked to 120 it will require much more A/C than you think.. at night a small unit will cool easily..
I have a portable 2 hose (2 hose is important), 120 volt portable unit with a soft-start compressor that will cool my 7 row shorty when parked at night or in the shade.. but wont touch it in the sun.. that bus is all bone stock clear windows and stock roof.. I havent tried that portable unit in the new bus.. the unit is at my place in ohio and im in florida.. plus the sun angle is going down this time of year so this isnt the best season to Test A/C performance.. I usually stress and performance test all my A/C stuff in ohio in late june.. and in florida from late april - end of august..
I added road A/C to the DEV and used an under-body mount condenser so I didnt have to cut the skirt.. would I do it again I wouldve put in a skirt condenser.. i dont get quite the air-flow direction id like under it... i get some air recirculation into it so the head pressure runs up a little..
Red-Dot (a moibile A/C company) makes compressor brackets for many many engines.. to Drive a Seltec TM-16 compressor (the defacto standard compressor).. Bracketry systems makes brackets for pretty much every engine.. but their stuff is much pricier than Red-Dot.
dont put your condenser in front of your Turbo cooler or radiator.. it will effect engine temp and performance...
there are more and more people on the forum buying busses that have road A/C installed only to yank it out.. you may be able to get some used A/C gear reasonably priced or free.. use a NEW compressor, flush out the coils (those are the expensive pieces).. and make your own Freon lines.. (Burga-Clip is SIMPLE to do.. no more special crimping tools).. ..