Originally Posted by Woodsmith
Ummm, someone either here or elsewhere suggested a particular lube that the compressor could be soaked in that would then lube it for a long time. Some Land Rover people have used them as a pressure pump for on board air supplies. That's where I got the idea from.
I hope the cradle is square and accurate.
I have seen some Surf owners use the AC as an onboard compressor but no mention of the life. But an occasional compressor is different to continuous running albeit being controlled by a pressure switch.
They tend to be a bit heavy as well
There was no vacuum tank on the car but I suppose that is taken care of by the fact that the ICE is always running. I should be able to get a flat belt around my coupling.
I think I have an old Vacuum gauge down the farm.
The cradle should be OK I need to buy a piece of 8 or 10mm steel plate for the motor to sit on. I am waiting for a 17.5mm drill to come so I can re-drill the mounting holes to tap 20mm the 16mm fine thread holes were rubbish.
I have drilled 16mm as an interim using my drill press, which has cleaned that hole that went off a little. The next drilling should clear it. 20mm bolts wont fall out anyway.
The cradle is in 50mm box, so what were you saying about over engineered??