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Classic Auto Air
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just got through reading the good articles and comments about the a/c upgrades. my 71 mach 1 had at one time all the a/c heat but was removed before i purchased the car and after reading the good info youve posted i will definetly call the factory first.
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(12-03-2018, 07:54 PM)AOCUSNRET Wrote:
(09-02-2018, 01:09 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Yeah, I looked through all of their brackets, and they didn't have anything at the time... maybe they have something now.

Which... I just now checked, and here it is (I must've been looking in the wrong place - this was found in the Original Air Parts section).  Got one on the way.

https://originalair.com/sanden-idler-adapter-kit

[Image: 0019266_fordmercury-sanden-idler-adapter-kit.jpeg]


Mine being a non-A/C car, I ordered a Perfect Fit system, which had everything but the idler pulley.  I suppose if I had looked through the rest of the site (as in, the Original Air part  - with the pieces/parts to adapt their new stuff to old stuff) my story might've been different, although I would've still needed to score a factory set of A/C brackets to make it work.  I think this piece, along with a new belt, is pretty much the last of what I need to have the A/C up and running.
Looking at doing the Classic Auto Air install myself and was wondering if you gotten yours up and running yet?  Do you have any pics of how you got the pulley and brackets together?  I have a non-factory A/C car as well.  Thanks.


Here's one on mine using that bracket.

[Image: c6b85b766b9c5f54d209aaf694703095.jpg]


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(12-03-2018, 11:52 PM)gpierce Wrote:
(12-03-2018, 07:54 PM)AOCUSNRET Wrote:
(09-02-2018, 01:09 PM)Mister 4x4 Wrote: Yeah, I looked through all of their brackets, and they didn't have anything at the time... maybe they have something now.

Which... I just now checked, and here it is (I must've been looking in the wrong place - this was found in the Original Air Parts section).  Got one on the way.

https://originalair.com/sanden-idler-adapter-kit

[Image: 0019266_fordmercury-sanden-idler-adapter-kit.jpeg]


Mine being a non-A/C car, I ordered a Perfect Fit system, which had everything but the idler pulley.  I suppose if I had looked through the rest of the site (as in, the Original Air part  - with the pieces/parts to adapt their new stuff to old stuff) my story might've been different, although I would've still needed to score a factory set of A/C brackets to make it work.  I think this piece, along with a new belt, is pretty much the last of what I need to have the A/C up and running.
Looking at doing the Classic Auto Air install myself and was wondering if you gotten yours up and running yet?  Do you have any pics of how you got the pulley and brackets together?  I have a non-factory A/C car as well.  Thanks.


Here's one on mine using that bracket.

[Image: c6b85b766b9c5f54d209aaf694703095.jpg]


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Thanks.  I appreciate it.  How does the pulley bracket attach to the block or is just attached to the bracket on the compressor?
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The idler pulley bracket is the factory A/C bracketry, and it mounts to the engine itself, via the water pump mounting bolts and other key locations on the driver side head.  The upper portion would've mounted directly to the original "York" style compressor, hence the need for that "bar stock style" adapter kit for the "Sanden" style air compressor.

I haven't been able to work on mine yet.  My friend came in from Phoenix, messed his back up somehow (probably aggravated by the drive), and we wound up just hanging out and chillin' the rest of the time he was here (gettin' older sucks).  Then I had a couple of weekend home projects, a few car shows in early Nov., family in for Turkey Day, and now I'm recovering from a bout of sciatica - so, my wrenchin' time is postponed for the time being.

It's definitely one of my priority projects, though.  I need to get it done sooner than later, partly because it'll be hot in West Texas again before I know it, and I tend to lose track of various things if I let them sit too long.

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Thanks for the pic, G.  It confirms my suspicions about the Mustang Monthly pics I posted and shows nicely how the CAA integrates well with the factory bracketry and pulleys.  I can't wait to get a chance to get mine done [finally].  You have a very nice engine, BTW. thumb

Eric

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