94 Ford powerstroke AC question

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94 Ford powerstroke AC question

Post by Heartless51 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:02 am

I've got a friend who wants to throw AC on his truck and decided to challenge ZS's ability to answer any question.

If anyone has done it or has thoughts on the best way to do it help me prove him wrong.

Truck didn't come equipped with AC.

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Re: 94 Ford powerstroke AC question

Post by M1aMatt » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:30 pm

Well, just find another 7.3 that has AC and get all the AC parts off it. You will need the pump, condenser, a new belt, all the mounting brackets and bolts, and the switch assembly from the cab. Plus all the AC hoses and the Haynes manual for the truck so you can get all the wiring sorted out. Best bet would be to go to a junkyard and find a similar truck with AC and just grab all the parts. Although the pumps on most trucks from those years are probably shot unless they were replaced. Plus I am sure there are a few parts I'm forgetting that you will need also. I have never put AC in, but I have taken it out of a few trucks I've had.

AC is over rated. Just roll the windows down. It will be quite a task getting everything to work.
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Re: 94 Ford powerstroke AC question

Post by TravisM.1 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:28 pm

It can be done, but it's gonna be a pain in the ass.
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Re: 94 Ford powerstroke AC question

Post by grand94jeep » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:25 pm

TravisM.1 wrote:It can be done, but it's gonna be a pain in the ass.
What he said. :shock:
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Re: 94 Ford powerstroke AC question

Post by TravisM.1 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:08 pm

As an afterthought, rather than mucking with the factory heating system, he may have an easier time with one of these:
http://www.hotrodair.com/index.cfm/page ... /cat28.htm
Everything is included, as it's an AC kit for hot rods that never had AC.
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Re: 94 Ford powerstroke AC question

Post by MI-1Honkey » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:55 am

Easiest way to get factory air is to buy a different truck, period. It is possible to buy all the parts and do the work, but what a gigantic, week long, pain in the ass. Its a truck, roll the windows down and open the slider...

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