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    Default Is it possible to install an air compressor on 2004 Ford F250 6.0 Diesel?

    My dad has a 2004 Ford F250 with the 6.0L powerstroke diesel

    He wants to know if it is possible to install an air compressor in the engine compartment?
    What air compressor is recommended to use, and where is it best to install it?

    My dad wants to have the compressor run air horns, so a modest amount of air will be needed.
    Are air tanks needed for such an application?

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    Just looking around the internet, it seems that most are installing a model 400/500 navair electronic air pump system on there ford trucks.
    It seems that there is simply not enough room in the front of the engine bay to mount a dedicated air compressor unit, to be powered off of the main crank of the engine.

    Anyone have any experiences with one of these units?
    They seem fairly straight forward in terms of installation.

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    SCREAMING JIMMY - REBUILT 1977 DETROIT DIESEL 6V53T MILITARY ENGINE (330HP, 775LB/FT @ 1600RPM)
    FOXY BOXY - 1979 GMC 7000 SIERRA MOTORHOME - DETROIT 4-53T SILVER/JAKES, RTO-6610, EATON 2 SPEED REAR
    DIESEL TEASER - 1942 HALL-SCOTT 177 ENGINE - 855 CUBIC INCH SOHC HEMI - HAND CRANK START
    OLIVER - 1949 OLIVER ROW CROP 88 TRACTOR - RESTORED - WAUKESHA 190GLB 72HP
    I COLLECT TWO MAN CHAINSAWS, VINTAGE POWER EQUIPMENT, WISCONSIN ENGINES & ANYTHING MADE IN THE USA!
    "Why cant I have a normal son. He studies Architecture, likes Celine Dion, Shania and Detroit Diesels" ~ My Dad

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    you could always fab a mount and run it off of the output on the back of the t-case. Seen a similar set up with an alternator.

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    There should be a way to mount one. Find an IH truck with a VT365, and pop the hood. One of em is bound to have a compressor. Maybe a truck bone yard would have the bracketry to mount one.
    Daily driver: 67 F100, 300, 4V, 4 spd. Soon to start a Ford 6.6 swap(twinned and P-pumped).
    http://www.freewebs.com/nevrenufhp/index.htm
    Low buck fuel rate site of mine.

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    Thanks guys,
    when I told my dad that new compressors were in the $400-600 range, his want for those train horns quite readily disappeared.

    Chris
    SCREAMING JIMMY - REBUILT 1977 DETROIT DIESEL 6V53T MILITARY ENGINE (330HP, 775LB/FT @ 1600RPM)
    FOXY BOXY - 1979 GMC 7000 SIERRA MOTORHOME - DETROIT 4-53T SILVER/JAKES, RTO-6610, EATON 2 SPEED REAR
    DIESEL TEASER - 1942 HALL-SCOTT 177 ENGINE - 855 CUBIC INCH SOHC HEMI - HAND CRANK START
    OLIVER - 1949 OLIVER ROW CROP 88 TRACTOR - RESTORED - WAUKESHA 190GLB 72HP
    I COLLECT TWO MAN CHAINSAWS, VINTAGE POWER EQUIPMENT, WISCONSIN ENGINES & ANYTHING MADE IN THE USA!
    "Why cant I have a normal son. He studies Architecture, likes Celine Dion, Shania and Detroit Diesels" ~ My Dad

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    You could find a small used compressor and custom install it in the tool box if he has one

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