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Username Post: Bluetooth update        (Topic#357064)
gchemist 
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07-01-19 01:56 PM - Post#2769662    

Finally added Bluetooth to BADBOW. No more missed calls. I could never hear the phone ring or vibrate while driving. Either the exhaust was too loud or the dual 12" woofers shook everything inside.
Pioneer X6800BT model.

Though I didn't install it, the previous two models made it easier. Wiring and dash holes were updated.

Up next: heater core bypass valve installation and auxiliary A/C fan installation.

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Bluetooth radio


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Phone mic installed on pillar.


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Portable A/C unit!!


'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Liberty Valance 
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07-02-19 05:59 PM - Post#2769765    
    In response to gchemist

Hope you are planning to post the installation process of the heater core bypass as I am interested in that. I installed an AC auxiliary fan in front of condenser last month. Have already used it a few times when using AC and gauge appears not to have changed much. As of now, my compressor is very noisy and do not use it. My AC tech is closed till after the 4th.

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
gchemist 
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07-02-19 06:46 PM - Post#2769769    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Liberty Valance,
I’ve been driving BADBOW since Sat. On Thur, I’ll take a few pics on where I plan to install it. I’ll post pics. If I have enough time, I’ll install it. It will let water circulate until it’s locked out. By lock out, I mean vacuum controlled or temporarily tied up. I have post started on it. I’ll up date my progress there.

What type of fan did you install? Which compressor are you running?

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Liberty Valance 
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07-02-19 07:02 PM - Post#2769772    
    In response to gchemist

I installed a 10" fan on right side, centered, directly on condenser. Installed under dash switch so I can turn on/off. I am using a reman GM A6 compressor. Not sure of which one I will use till my AC tech and I can talk about options.

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


Edited by Liberty Valance on 07-02-19 07:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
gchemist 
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07-03-19 04:07 AM - Post#2769791    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Ask if he can install a Sanden HD7
https://www.sanden.com/shd.html

I installed two. One in each of my Jimmys. The compressor uses 7 pistons to move R134. It's used on diesel trucks that turn lower RPMs. They work great! I recommend them. Once my current R4 blows up again, I'm converting to an HD7. Modifying my current hoses will cost about $100.

Are you using a cross flow condenser?


'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Liberty Valance 
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07-03-19 06:16 AM - Post#2769807    
    In response to gchemist

Worth checking into that compressor. I am not sure about condenser. He installed new 2 years ago. Will find that out next week.

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
gchemist 
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07-03-19 06:27 AM - Post#2769810    
    In response to Liberty Valance

A conversion kit is available for an A6.

Can you post or send me a few pics? I'm curious on the fan installation. I can probably tell what type of condenser is installed by looking at the tubing.
As for an optional fan, a Spal slim fan is my recommendation. I'm installing a GM replacement due to the brackets included. If the fan is not enough, I'll upgrade to a Spal and use the same mounting brackets. Worst case, I'll have to use the dual LS1 fans and front condenser fan for a/c use.

The radiator condenser design is a huge problem on our trucks. By '88, GM solved the problem. The gap between the two was closed or "flapped off". Anyone using only the mechanical fan or pull through fan should cover up the gap for better a/c cooling.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


Edited by gchemist on 07-03-19 06:31 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Liberty Valance 
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07-03-19 03:43 PM - Post#2769852    
    In response to gchemist

I will get pic in the next day or two. How would I close the space between radiator and condenser? I had my AC hoses replaced 2 years ago. Would my hoses need to be modified with the Sanden HD7?

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
gchemist 
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07-04-19 06:01 PM - Post#2769947    
    In response to Liberty Valance

GM used thick rubber strips to cover the gap. My plan is to grab rubber strips from a 88+ truck. The piece will be bigger but it's trimmable to fit.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
Liberty Valance 
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07-04-19 06:08 PM - Post#2769949    
    In response to gchemist

Can these strips be ordered somewhere?

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
gchemist 
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07-16-19 04:17 AM - Post#2770802    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Sorry, I have not found strips for our trucks. Dense water pipe insulation should work.

Here is a good tech tip: http://www.gmtips.com/3rd-degree/dox/tips/c ool/ac-...



'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
CowboyTrukr 
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07-18-19 10:12 PM - Post#2771036    
    In response to gchemist

  • gchemist Said:
Either the exhaust was too loud or the dual 12" woofers shook everything inside.



A man after my own heart!!! I have a single 12 with an 800W Wolfenhag sub amp coupled with my Pioneer.

I don’t always listen to ‘80’s music, but when I do, so do my neighbors!!!


Greg

'95 K1500 Z71 EC Short Step 5.7L+0.040/NV3500
'00 Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 Auto
'94 K2500 5.7 NV4500 ECLB - SOLD
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Liberty Valance 
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08-11-19 10:05 AM - Post#2772958    
    In response to gchemist

Any new updates on heater core bypass or auxiliary fan or closing gap between radiator/condenser?

1974 Cheyenne 10 LWB 350/TH350/AC/4 BBL Quadrajet


 
gchemist 
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08-11-19 12:11 PM - Post#2772965    
    In response to Liberty Valance

Yes, the R4 is working well right now. I did catch it slipping the other day. So I checked the clutch gap. So far even in 90+ degree weather, cooling and A/C are working good with a dual fan LS1 set up. The fans are quieter since air is pulled through condenser and radiator. I had to fix my Nitro A/C system on Thur. It pulls to 40 degrees while driving. Hope BADBOW can do the same or better.

A new R4 replacement compressor is next. I bought an Sanden SD7HD with an R4 hose end plate. The hoses will bolt on. My only concern is one hose. The high pressure hose may be too short. The hoses are custom cut. My local shop even updated the drier. I'll be able to remove the lower "J" fitting. Instead, the hose will connect directly to the drier. I have all the parts minus an orifice tube. I won't have time to install it this week. Maybe next week. With planned updates it may take 2-3 days. Updates include: 100 amp relays (3), one for each fan, upgraded fuses, better wire routing and auxiliary fan install. All this plus the bypass valve.

The plus, a Sanden HD compressor can do 8000 RPMs. I'm afraid to go over 3000 RPMs right now. One hard pull to 5000+ RPMs blew up the last R4.

'83 Silverardo XST - ZZ4 powered
'95 Jimmy SLT (Bought @131,814)
'96 GMC Jimmy LS Ret. @236651 miles


 
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