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    Wink My ON BOARD AIR project

    I've had all this stuff for a long time, but getting the air locker (and soon to be 2nd air locker) installed means I need an OBA if I want to use the lockers.

    After pulling out all the pieces and mocking them up on the garage floor I decided I needed to mount the compressor and tank.

    Doing it this way allows me to use the mountaineering rack as a way to tie down the OBA and rack using the same attachment points.

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    I need to run the power line
    Wire it up to a relay
    Attach the switch from the overhead switch panel to the trigger pin on the relay
    run the hose from the tank to the Viair 6 port manifold that came in a few days ago (it will be mounted under the hood).
    Run a line from the manifold to the Viair pressure gauge on the a-pillar
    Then run the blue air line from the ARB solenoid mounted on the manifold back to the C 8.24 locker.
    I'll go ahead and install the 2nd ARB solenoid on the manifold and wire it up to the ARB switch on the overhead. It will be ready once the ARB locker has been installed in the Dana 30.

    The front blue airline will be the easiest and shortest.

    Oh! And MOST importantly will be connection and mounting of the 153 db air horn!

    That will be 5 out of the 6 ports that are on the manifold.

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    Default Re: My ON BOARD AIR project

    Going to have the tank in back eh? I am going to move mine out of the cargo area and make my own tanks that go in the body cavity. Trying to free that space up. I imagine having the air horn hooked up will give you an extra 10 mph in traffic
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: My ON BOARD AIR project

    Steve where are these cavaties you speak of , more silly ideas for me and like the horn idea

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    Default Re: My ON BOARD AIR project

    Awesome. I hope to do the same soon. Following

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    Default Re: My ON BOARD AIR project

    Quote Originally Posted by cj4a nz View Post
    Steve where are these cavaties you speak of , more silly ideas for me and like the horn idea
    Inside the body, above the fender well. I can make a tank out of 3" PVC, drill and tap for fittings. Remove the tail light, make a hole and insert through the back up to the door. Mine is a 2 door so I can have a longer one on both sides.
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: My ON BOARD AIR project

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Inside the body, above the fender well. I can make a tank out of 3" PVC, drill and tap for fittings. Remove the tail light, make a hole and insert through the back up to the door. Mine is a 2 door so I can have a longer one on both sides.
    How much volume do you think you'll have?

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    Default Re: My ON BOARD AIR project

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudderoy View Post
    How much volume do you think you'll have?
    With both of them, about a little over 2 gallons
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: My ON BOARD AIR project

    Interesting project. Any update on it?

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