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A/C Delete Bracket

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sickquad, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. sickquad

    sickquad 1/2 ton status

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    Can anyone tell me what this is or maybe what it does? I'm new to this fancy A/C stuff. This sounds like it is an aftermarket part and not a GM part.

    -Chris
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    If your engine is not serpentine , you can just remove . If your 85 is anything close to my 83 , your A/C belt just goes around evrything else , but it can be removed and not even bother anything else . They run the A/C belt around evrything else as a redundant backup. Your smog/alt/ps/fan will still function with the other belts . /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    It's the PS bracket for non-A/C trucks. On A/C trucks the the A/C bracket is part of the PS bracket. If you take out your A/C the delete bracket will clean up the engine compartment a little bit, but it is not neccesary. I believe the A/C bracket also bolts to the manifold but I can't remember... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Yes, the AC bracket and the power steering bracket both bolt to the exhaust manifold. They use the first 3 manifold bolts. I just put headers on my K20 and had to remove the compressor because it wouldn't mount up anymore.
     
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    Your is a 79 with the long compressor right ? The newer compressor only uses the first two bolts on manifold. I have to look at mine , but I believe you can remove the compressor and the upper brackets and probably still run the lower bracket and keep the p/s pump . I am going to look at mine tonight to refresh my memory /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Ya, part of the front lower AC bracket is still used to mount the p/s pump.
     
  7. exrider

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    On my 78 I have the long A/C comp. but it is not hooked up. When I had the engine rebuilt and put headers on it they said that they would have to manufacture a bracket. I opted out, even though I am in AZ, I can do without. In the end I am just going to remove the whole unit anyway.
     
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    I don't know, I think I need to look at some pictures in my manual.
     
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    I bought my headers from Advanced Auto Parts, the computer gave a part number for the A/C bracket that you need. Summit or Jegs may have it also.
     

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