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Upgrade the '75 A/C to '86 style!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dontoe, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Anyone swapped in a '80's style A/C compressor into a earlier style truck? I want to do this before hot weather.
     
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    Are you talking about the short, squatty unit? I have one of those in my '84 that has crapped out on me several times. I was told by an A/C guy that they tend to be noisy and unreliable. Anybody else have experience with these?
     
  3. dontoe

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    Yeah, the newer ones. They're a lot lighter and smaller!
    Anybody switched to the newer style?
     
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    I did it, but the new compressor and brackets came with the '87 Corvette engine that I also installed... :cool1:
     
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    I've got a '86 and a '83 I can caniblize from. Is it a big PITA?
     
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    I bought my engine as a complete take out, with all accessories still installed. Even the serp belt was still in place. Just yanked out the old engine and dropped in the new one. It will require custom hoses. :(
     
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    Aaaaaaa......now who can I get to fabricate them?
     
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    A/C is for girls and guys with tight Levis and a mullet.:eek1: :haha:
     
  9. dontoe

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    You've been lookin' at my personnel folder, ain't ya? :p:

    This is my DD, by the way!
     
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    i would be curious to see pics when done. I have 75 also. except all the a/c stuff is gone. Just the box and controls are there.
     
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    Anyone?
     

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