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Air conditioning bracket question !!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rocko, May 7, 2001.

  1. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Okay.. summer is here. I need to hook up my air conditioning again. I disconnected it when I added headers.
    My question is: can I run the AC Compressor without the bracket that connects to the left side manifold (or lack there of) since I added headers?
    Or should I cut the bracket to fit around the header tube and secure it to the head?
    Need suggestions please.. [​IMG]
    Thanks everyone.

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  2. 2Dogs

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    Definitely secure it in any way possible! Chevy brackets are adequate at best when ALL mount points are
    used so use em all (and then some if you can). Think of the damage that can happen if you toss a belt -
    all other belts go etc....
     
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    I did the same thing. Pep Boys sells an aftermarket bracket (made by flowmaster) that bolts in directly above the temp sender. I had to "modify" it a bit for a perfect fit, plus I made another spacer that went from the front bolt hole in the head to the triangular bracket that sits just behind and between the power steering and ac. Helps to have your own welders/grinders thought. You can do it with some imagination and a bucket of lock washers..bahahahaha
     
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    Thanks guys... Rustypig.. The triangular bracket is the one I'm referring to.. I'll get to work on it... looks as though I'll have to grind off a nice curve to match the header tube.
    I'm not going this summer w/o A/C.


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    I don't blame you. It gets hot here in Texas! I have a leaky evaporator. I don't know much about a/c, but someone told me that I have to replace the whole system cause I'll need to go ahead and convert it to the new (treehugger) style.

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    Muddin4fun.. You shouldn't have to convert it.. there are plenty of places that still use the good ol' R-12.
    I don't think the R-134a is nearly as cold as the R-12..


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