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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #916
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I am glad this thread took a turn toward an OBA system. The details in these write ups are very helpful for us noobs and the fact that the compressor can be scored from a junk yard offers a cheaper and, IMO, a more exciting way of building the set up. I've followed this thread for a while now and I must say this is the write up I've been praying for! Good work sundowner and +1 more vote for the website.

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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #917
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Unread 05-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #918
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I'm with the two above. Us noobs are learing a lot. As for the website idea, maybe Anna could become a GoDaddy girl. Then you'd get a free site, be able to see Danica during the commercial shoots and have Greta featured in the commericals.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #919
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I'm with the two above. Us noobs are learing a lot. As for the website idea, maybe Anna could become a GoDaddy girl. Then you'd get a free site, be able to see Danica during the commercial shoots and have Greta featured in the commericals.
Wow. That was impressive. Great deal of planning and forethought went into that post. Win/win/win
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Unread 05-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #920
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Even better than my half-door idea?
Yes, because a website won't cost me anything
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Unread 05-24-2012, 12:41 AM   #921
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Cool! And I do know the capability of a York, Im just the type of person that would rather it run a minute then shut off for a while. I have seen a tankless york set up in action and almost every air use made the compressor run, even if only for a split second. This setup in question was on a carbed engine and the guy had the foresight to wire in the AC throttle bump thingy (technical term) so it would bump the rpm when the york kicked on.
Anyway its all personal opinion and either way works.
However If you do decide on a tank you can look for a semi truck in a junk yard, semi trucks have several tanks of various sizes I used to have a small colection of air tanks from 1/2 gal to 5 gal. I think I have used most of them as bartering material but I know I have a 2.5 gal tank for my jeep.
I personally do not plan on an engine driven compressor. The 2.5L only has 120HP to begin with LOL. I will go for an electric I actually already have a slime branded compressor in the ABS tray but its only really good for emergancies. I have a train horn that will scare a heart attack into vintage persons and will have a dust blow down nozzle.
BLAH BLAH BLAH Insomnia.....
I was trying to get to a point, and that is, while doing your OBA system, a semi repair shop or parts store is a good place for supplies if you have one local. They are usually a cheaper sorce for air stuffs, because there is no bling factor to OBA in a semi.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 06:09 AM   #922
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Sundowner, this is the best thread I have come across on JF and just wanted to say thank you for the breath of fresh air! You have my vote for an Annabelle gallery, you are a lucky man
My sincerest thanks for the compliments on both.

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Not trying to hi-jack,but what about Annabelle`s LJ?
That'll have it's own thread when we start building it.

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I am glad this thread took a turn toward an OBA system. The details in these write ups are very helpful for us noobs and the fact that the compressor can be scored from a junk yard offers a cheaper and, IMO, a more exciting way of building the set up. I've followed this thread for a while now and I must say this is the write up I've been praying for! Good work sundowner and +1 more vote for the website.
I'm glad you're enjoying it! And yes, the compressors are fun to play with...I've got one of them apart and have found a bit of corrosion inside, but I'm going to still rebuild it and see if it'll work. The other one seems in better shape, and turns a bit more freely...and since I'm not worried about finding one, now, I may just pull this first one totally apart to look at the bearings and everything else in it. For $25, it's a good investment and learning experience. Interesting note: they seem to have bronze heads.

I'm glad to see that people are interested in the website...I've never done one before, but then again I've also never done a build thread before, and this one seems to be doing alright.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 06:17 AM   #923
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Build is coming along nicely. I think I'm in Chick-fil-a withdrawal. I haven't had it in a couple weeks. It's hard to beat a chicken biscuit in the morning with a sweet tea. Bliss indeed.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 08:57 AM   #924
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I'm glad you're enjoying it! And yes, the compressors are fun to play with...I've got one of them apart and have found a bit of corrosion inside, but I'm going to still rebuild it and see if it'll work. The other one seems in better shape, and turns a bit more freely...and since I'm not worried about finding one, now, I may just pull this first one totally apart to look at the bearings and everything else in it. For $25, it's a good investment and learning experience. Interesting note: they seem to have bronze heads..
I'm yet another first time poster to the thread (very entertaining by the way). I have a 2003 silver rubi and very similar suspension setup/ wish list as you (though admittedly OBA wasn't in the budget until seeing your latest salvage). Very much looking forward to the write up on both the OBA and the locker pump relocation!

On a side note (segway from locker pump relocation), not sure of you've settled on a Tummy tucker, though it's pricey I like the AEV but I am trying to get some information from them in regards to shifting linkages (if I am running stock linkage and a 1" body lift do I need to replace linkages...if so, is it just the tranny or do I need a new transfer case linkage as well)? New territory for me, I just want to have a plan before doing this as I will be doing the tummy tucker, body lift, cv rear drive shaft and some seal replacements all at the same time (no chik filet in Michigan but Jimmy Johns does nicely)!
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Unread 05-24-2012, 09:28 AM   #925
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Build is coming along nicely. I think I'm in Chick-fil-a withdrawal. I haven't had it in a couple weeks. It's hard to beat a chicken biscuit in the morning with a sweet tea. Bliss indeed.
I understand. I suggest you remedy this problem as soon as is inhumanly possible.

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...On a side note (segway from locker pump relocation), not sure of you've settled on a Tummy tucker, though it's pricey I like the AEV but I am trying to get some information from them in regards to shifting linkages (if I am running stock linkage and a 1" body lift do I need to replace linkages...if so, is it just the tranny or do I need a new transfer case linkage as well)? New territory for me, I just want to have a plan before doing this as I will be doing the tummy tucker, body lift, cv rear drive shaft and some seal replacements all at the same time (no chik filet in Michigan but Jimmy Johns does nicely)!
Welcome to The Mostly Unofficial Sasha Grey/Electric Mayhem Fan Club.

To answer your question...yes, I've settled on a tummy tuck: I'm going to build it myself. The TJ arguably has one of the easiest-to-fabricate skidplates in the entire off-road world...it's flat and features all of about a dozen easy-to-locate holes. The only difficult parts are the actual crossmember and transmission mount, but there are so many tutorials and builds on the subject that it's been rendered a great deal easier. This way I can get exactly what I want (flush to the bottom of the frame rails) and not pay a ridiculous amount for it...and I get to practice my design/fabrication skillz.

I can tell you right now that there's no real reason to call AEV about your shifter...mostly because you would be doing yourself a favor by going to a Novak cable shifter, regardless. When you do your body lift, you may or may not lose some functionality in the t-case linkage...mine actually works better for some reason, but your own mileage may vary. Were I in your position, I'd go ahead and drop the extra $150 on the upgraded shifter and cease worrying about it. If you have to save money for two or three more weeks...so what? Do it right, once. When I have my interior stuff out for some minor tub modifications and bedlining, I'm going to go ahead and handle the cable shifter at the same time.
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Unread 05-24-2012, 02:42 PM   #926
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...mostly because you would be doing yourself a favor by going to a Novak cable shifter, regardless. If you have to save money for two or three more weeks...so what? Do it right, once.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #928
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I'm glad to see that people are interested in the website...I've never done one before, but then again I've also never done a build thread before, and this one seems to be doing alright.
may the resident computer nerd make a suggestion?

for your hosting, you may wanna go with bluehost. good pricing, great uptime, ulimited storage and i *think* the same was true for bandwidth. they served me well in my time. when you sign up, you get a free domain to go with it, but frankly, i have had a better time with namecheap.com for domain registry.

or... if you have a respectable connection and a good firewall, you could always host yourself, but why bother?
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Unread 05-25-2012, 10:07 AM   #929
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You're kidding, right?
I never kid around. Seriously. I wouldn't lie to you about that.

In all honesty, I'm really not sure how I'm going to set up the website, yet. I'm making bubble maps in my spare time to try and come up with a good arrangement.

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may the resident computer nerd make a suggestion...
Pookie...I thought you'd left me for someone more interesting...

I wish I did have a respectable connection and firewall...but out here, Slightly North And A Bit To The Left Of Nowhere, we're lucky to have an internet connection at all. Good suggestions on the hosting, though...

Today's Jeeping: I've put a couple of hours into tearing down and lubricating/un-sticking one of the compressors, and I'm about ready to re-build it. I may hold off on that and start looking at the other one, though, so I can order all the parts at the same time. The on-board air write-up won't be coming for a while, yet, but I couldn't resist cracking into these things to see if I could get them working and looking pretty. I've got a rough parts list together, and so far the only problematic piece will be the adapter that connects a 3/4" male threaded A/C fitting to 1/2" NPT or flare. I can probably get one of the shops around here to build something that's small enough to work.

Today's Hint About Something Else That's In The Works: I ordered a 175-amp Anderson SB Connector...hehehe...

Oh, And About The Half-Doors: I've got a set of hinges that I'm going to start cleaning up, and over the weekend I'll be putting some thought towards template-making. I've refined the door concept about nine times, now, and I think I'm down to something that's pretty workable.
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Unread 05-25-2012, 10:17 AM   #930
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i'd never leave you. <3

no homo.

just figured i'd save my input for when i had something useful to contribute.

conversely, you may wanna go for one of those free wordpress sites or some such. personally, i find having hosting is nicer. especially if you plan to do more than one thing with it, and you can generate ad revenue if you give enough of a crap.

protip: you can also use hosting as impromptu "cloud storage", and "unlimited" is a good number.
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