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Old 04-03-2016, 06:07 PM   #1491
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Tango, what kind of Ac system are you using? I want to install something to run off my motor to cool the driver's area when I am driving, but don't know what I should look for. I was thinking something off an SUV would suffice, but didn't know how easy it would be to have lines manufactured to go from the back of my MVP to the driver's area.
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Old 04-03-2016, 09:59 PM   #1492
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]The old skool after market a/c systems work great for this kind of thing and they cool really good. Because the fan is in the hang on unit, they are louder than a factory air--but I can't hear anyway so, so what. I just slapped a "hang on" under the dash after market evaporator and then used a/c hose barbs to connect it to the condenser and compressor that came with my chassis. This week I finished a snap in partition to keep the cold air in the drivers compartment while I'm driving. When I get to where I'm going, I just unsnap the partition and stow it until I'm ready to drive again. Cheap and works great. Jack

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Old 04-03-2016, 10:33 PM   #1493
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Sweet Jack --- Old school rules! Do what works. I'll second the efficiency of "aftermarket" A/C systems. I've put them on numerous vehicles over the past 30 years and every one worked great. On this rig, I am installing a Sanden rotary compressor but have yet to lock down what will go indoors. But whatever it is it will be a simple dash hanger of some sort. I am also looking into what it will take to run my 8,000 BTU window unit over-the-road off of the alternater. Since it is 250 amps, I think I may have enough output to drive it as well as the dash unit.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:45 AM   #1494
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Trunt - Where/how did you get that partition? That looks great!! Nice! *drool*

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Old 04-05-2016, 01:08 PM   #1495
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Tango

check out "ratrods.com". I lurk over there also. There are many ideas on how to plumb under floor and firewall mount master cylinder configurations.

BTW: I love your bus!!
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Old 04-05-2016, 10:53 PM   #1496
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Thanks..but I couldn't find that site. Came up as a "This -URL for sale" (?).
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:39 AM   #1497
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John. (and thanks Tango), I made a pattern from light weight cardboard then cut the pieces from light weight awning material and the kind of clear plastic the Chinese restaurant owners cover their silk padded chairs with. I took the whole mess to an auto upholstery shop where it was sewed together, cut in half and a zipper added. Jack
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Old 04-06-2016, 08:52 AM   #1498
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Thanks, Jack - gonna have to steal the idea and do that on mine!
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:06 AM   #1499
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My Bad....try this one: "ratrodsrule.com" The webmaster lives in Houston BTW. Your project would fit right in with these guys.
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Outstanding! many thanks, I will indeed have to track these folks down. There are more than a few radical Rats that run the streets here.
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