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I'll figure it out eventually lol.
 

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VintageAir a/c install starting with the firewall and room behind the dash. The GenIV Magnum is too big to fit in the available space without doing one of two things. Building a recessed panel for the opening in the firewall deep enough to allow you to keep the glovebox, about 6" deep or so. Or, using a flat panel to cover the opening, ditching the inner piece of the glovebox lid and notching the dash frame about an inch. Since I never kept anything of importance in the glovebox anyway, I chose to just ditch it.

The panel I made is 1/8" aluminum, bolted in with 1/4" bolts and sealed to the firewall with black silicone. Fairly straightforward, just a bunch of eyeballing measuring and then cutting. Used a holesaw for the line holes, nothing much to it.

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Once I got the placement of everything figured out, dash brace modified slightly and the upper plenum brace made it was time to start putting things together. Also blocked off the hole in the right kick panel since the VA has no provision for outside air. A piece of 1/8" aluminum, some black silicone and pop rivets took care of that. Covered the firewall with 1/2" Dynaliner heat/noise insulation and then started assembly.


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Various pics. Blocked one defrost outlet on the plenum and used a tee in the hoses. Defrost ducts are E body pieces, minor trimming and drilled a couple holes for #8 machine screws and bolted them in. The white tabs holding the wiring and ductwork up are 3M peel and stick wall hangers. Used WeldOn 3 ABS glue to cement them in place.

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A/C switches.
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I made a bracket to relocate the a/c compressor a few years back never had an a/c to hook it to, planning to do this install someday. Had my doubts about the amount of belt contact with the crank and a/c clutch pulleys when I made it, so I've added a flat idler pulley to give almost 180 dregrees of contact on both of those pulleys. Fan, water pump, alternator and a/c is asking a whole lot of two A section belts. If it prematurely eats belts running the a/c a lot I'll have to do something to reduce the load, maybe go with an electric fan. It's been fine without the a/c in the equation for five years, see how it goes.

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VEE belts may not LIKE being bent backwards .
 
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VEE belts may not LIKE being bent backwards .
They may not, gives me problems I'll do something different. Might have to go serpentine. The V belts haven't offered to flip or come off so far, just have to wait and see if they last.
 

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Problem I was having is that it kept inserting the picture of Kurt's exhaust no matter where I clicked on his following post. I'm on my desktop, don't see a trash tab anywhere,
You can blame it on me.
I'm used to it now. :giggle:
 

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true , I forgot about those , why I said MAY . Don't really know ,I do know those are a different construction belts IF that matters , I also don't know ....
 

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true , I forgot about those , why I said MAY . Don't really know ,I do know those are a different construction belts IF that matters , I also don't know ....
And you may be correct. :cool: The cords in the belts may not survive the tight reverse radius turn very long. They'll probably wait until I'm 40 miles from nowhere to take a dump. I'm keeping the old shorter belts in the toolbox just in case. They'll still fit.
 

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true , I forgot about those , why I said MAY . Don't really know ,I do know those are a different construction belts IF that matters , I also don't know ....
Thats what I was thinking, a different internal build. They are listed separate from automotive belts. I was waiting to see what you would come back with. ;)

I was thinking of doing a similar thing with the dual alt mount I am working on, but now you have me thinking a different route.
 

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me ? I'd use stuff from a mag and make the head bolt stuff , but you would get into oil pans . I have removed A/C from the L/A's just by using the non A/C idler , it bolts where the A/C pump was ... for an alternator , I'd think large truck , marine or equipment , and one . web sites like leese neville show a ton of good stuff to choose from , I have a few different pulleys left from work , like the keyway ones that will also nut on with out a key , just use the supplied spacer ..
 

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And you may be correct. :cool: The cords in the belts may not survive the tight reverse radius turn very long. They'll probably wait until I'm 40 miles from nowhere to take a dump. I'm keeping the old shorter belts in the toolbox just in case. They'll still fit.
doesn't everyone do that ? LOL I even kept the new belt number for the A/C removed magnum in the glove box . ( its not the same as a stock non a/c ) but all ya do is change the belt on them .
 

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Tuff wheel from OER showed up today, still waiting on the A/B body 3.75" adapter can. Decided to add the E body S83 rim blow trim ring to spruce it up a bit. Have to glue it in place.

Should be entertaining making it fit an '88 tilt column.
 
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About decided this new site sucks balls when you have an Android phone. Refuses to access pictures and a few other glitches.
 

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Ok.....sent pics to my email, downloaded them to desktop, moved them to my RC pics folder.......and presto.

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