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Swap compressor to sanden ??
#1
I'm going thru my a/c system on my '73 'vert and the system had a very low charge in it. I bought a new receiver dryer and the factory York compressor is in good shape, so I'm cleaning everything up and going to put it back on the car.

But I'm thinking, the old compressors were a huge load on the engine compared to the today version and wondering if anyone has bought one of the universal sanden's and made it fit?

I know there are some kits available, but I'm a do it yourselfer and I've also got my EPA a/c cert., so I know my way around a/c quite well.

Thinking about the universal compressor/clutch combo and then fab a conversion bracket to bolt it to the factory brackets. I have a plasma cutter and mig, so that's not an issue.

Thoughts??
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#2
Go for it. Man you people and your fancy stuff. Mine has no air, no power brakes, etc...... you all are gonna give me a complex.
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#3
If you make it work I might buy a kit off you! Smile

Steve



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#4
i may be doing something similar i'm not sure yet. i'm having an issue with my compressor and engine stall.

i don't know if my compressor is locking up, i have water in the system or its over pressurized. I'm hoping it doesn't rain this Saturday so i can take it to an expert.
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#5
When I had A/C I converted it to Sanden using a kit. The kit is pretty simple, I would just go buy one if I was you and save yourself the time/hassle.

I don't know if it draws less HP. It is smoother and they can handle more RPM (I beleive).


Here is a pic that I happen to have. You can see I routed the line different and the install is a little less 'clean' than the york.

I probably still have the adapter, i can take a look/measurements for ya. Send me a PM

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'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#6
will e;27501 Wrote:When I had A/C I converted it to Sanden using a kit. The kit is pretty simple, I would just go buy one if I was you and save yourself the time/hassle.

I don't know if it draws less HP. It is smoother and they can handle more RPM (I beleive).


Here is a pic that I happen to have. You can see I routed the line different and the install is a little less 'clean' than the york.

I probably still have the adapter, i can take a look/measurements for ya. Send me a PM

[Image: 74ca43a89b8c4af29d19899e2e6ba3a3]

You can just buy the compressor part of the kit from Classic Air
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#7
yes buy the compressor, i did, less hp drain and you can sit at the line of the drag race with the ac on Smile It will keep pumping to 6k rpm so if u wanna get on the high way in a hurry u will have ac the whole time


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