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

    Chris
    REBUILT 1977 Detroit Diesel 6V53T Military Engine (330hp, 775lb/ft @ 1600rpm), Jakes, SAE#2 Housing
    1979 GMC 7000 Sierra Motorhome with 4-53T, Jakes, Dana Spicer CM5052-C, Eaton 2 Speed Rear
    1973 Howard Gem Rotavator - Series V with the 24" cut (Wisconsin TJD)
    1949 Oliver 88 Wide Front Row Crop tractor (Waukesha 6 cylinder gasser)
    1947 Henry Disston KB7-AY Chainsaw with the 11hp Kiekhaefer Mercury twin cylinder engine
    "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.

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    1973 Howard Gem Rotavator - Series V with the 24" cut (Wisconsin TJD)
    1949 Oliver 88 Wide Front Row Crop tractor (Waukesha 6 cylinder gasser)
    1947 Henry Disston KB7-AY Chainsaw with the 11hp Kiekhaefer Mercury twin cylinder engine
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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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