The Chevy 350 5.7 was my old Jeep.
I now have a different one that I put a 4BT into. I still need to find an A/C compressor from a Dodge ram cummins for a reasonable price.
an A/C fan will really draw that much load!?!? I run a taurus electric cooling fan right now that is just thermostatically controlled, and I would think the engine cooling fan would draw a lot more.
Hmm, I wonder if it would be benficial to run some type of independent thermostatically controlled deal for the A/C, but I figured it would be best to just have the A/C fan run constantly if the A/C is turned on.
Looks like I need to do some additional research. I would obviously not just run a wire from the ac controls to the fan, I would definitely have a relay of some type in there, which is another reason I want to utilize the YJ power distribution center.
Do you think I will be ok if I just run it through a relay to be on when the A/C is on? I am a mechanical engineer, not electrical haha. I am only a novice with wiring.
I guess my biggest concern would be my alternator, and how well it would keep up on a hot day running an engine cooling fan and A/C fan, and lights, ect. Not sure of the ratings on my alternator, but I would assume it would be fairly powerful being on a 4BT....
I think a write up will be in order once I get it all figured out. I'll just try to remember to keep things documented.
Jeep 1:Used to have a 93 YJ 2.5l- 3.5" Black Diamond, Chevy TBI 5.7l V8, SM 465 4 speed, 8.8 rear( 4.10, L/S), rhinoline, Mile Marker 9000, NP 231, Had to sell it due to college
Jeep 2: 89/91 YJ, 4BT Cummins, NV4500, NP 231, Old Man Emu 2.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift.....Runs and drives, but very much a project
Interned at Novak Conversions 2 summers ago
Ask me about my 4BT Cummins Motor Mounts!!