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Buzzard
02-19-2017, 10:44 AM
As requested, pics of the A/C brackets and idler pulley from LS1214. They seem to have been well thought out, well gusseted and of very substantial material. The one bracket with idler pulley mounted over the 4 bolt thermostat housing, the other on the passenger cylinder head. I have no idea what compressor had been used but back in the day it was probably a York.622246222562226622276222862229Let me know if anyone is interested.
Bill

JoeHall
02-19-2017, 11:09 AM
I have heard, back in the 50s-60s, aftermarket AC installation facilities flourished. Many of them prided themselves on being able to adapt AC to anything with a motor. For example I have probably seen 10 different versions of AC on 56Js, and 56Js never came with AC so they were all aftermarket. Looks like yours is another example of ingenuity during that era. Where have all those creative geniuses gone? :)

8E45E
02-19-2017, 11:20 AM
Where have all those creative geniuses gone?

Vintage Air. http://www.vintageair.com

Craig

JoeHall
02-19-2017, 11:24 AM
Vintage Air. http://www.vintageair.com

Craig
I have heard one of our Stude AC gurus of the past was the creator of the AC kit, now produced by VA. I believe his name is/was, "Obon(?). Does anyone remember him? Whoever designed the VA kits, they did as well as any I have ever seen.

8E45E
02-19-2017, 11:27 AM
Yes, that was Ebon Jones. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?16051-Vintage-air

Craig

unclemiltie
02-19-2017, 12:47 PM
I have a couple after market V8 brackets that also mounted surrounding the thermostat housing. I always thought they were a better bracket than the original studebaker V8 brackets

JoeHall
02-19-2017, 01:03 PM
I have a couple after market V8 brackets that also mounted surrounding the thermostat housing. I always thought they were a better bracket than the original studebaker V8 brackets
Most of them I have seen attached to the thermostat housing one way or another. The kit I have on the 62GT, from VA, attaches the idler pulley mount to it. The idler pulley in ingeniously mounted adjacent to the PS pump.

345 DeSoto
02-21-2017, 09:32 AM
Does ANYone make a Compressor mounting bracket that mounts to the driver side of the engine?...

go-studebaker
02-21-2017, 12:57 PM
I am not sure what that car is but there's a service bulitin for an AC unit for a 58 blown car and oviously for the LS Packard motors.
I have only seen a factory AC unit once on a Packard Hawk in America
Regards
Greg

8E45E
02-21-2017, 01:54 PM
I have only seen a factory AC unit once on a Packard Hawk in America

Did it have the integrated power steering pump & generator: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?58143-1958-Packard-invoice

Craig

go-studebaker
02-22-2017, 02:34 AM
Hi Craig
The integrated ps and genny were on the right and compressor on the left. Sort of like Cadillac I was told

Regards
Greg

Buzzard
03-08-2017, 10:35 AM
LS1214 UPDATE:
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Ready to install in my '57 Clipper Wagon next fall(when I return to Arizona) in 4 bbl form with blower to follow later. She'll be thoroughly wrapped and mothballed and stored at a friend's until then. The Air Conditioning brackets shown earlier in post #1 are available for anyone wishing to A/C their Studebaker.
Cheers, update in November.
Bill

acolds
03-08-2017, 11:52 AM
Here is factory pic of supercharged and ac for 57L-Y

JoeHall
03-08-2017, 12:28 PM
Here is factory pic of supercharged and ac for 57L-Y

I saw a 57GH out in California with that setup, many years ago. But do not recall seeing one since. Musta been a rare option. Was first year for AC in GH anyway, with or without PS. I also saw the same setup, generator with rear mounted PS pump on a 57 Chevy once.

swvalcon
03-08-2017, 01:10 PM
With as much room as there is in front of the stude motors I would think a guy could build a system like chevy that has everything on one large bracket and one belt and just go electric fan with out the big fan shroud.

karterfred88
03-08-2017, 01:16 PM
Does ANYone make a Compressor mounting bracket that mounts to the driver side of the engine?...
Since most US cars have the heater mounted on the passenger side, and hoses running through the firewall on that side, most adaptation of A/C has been on that side to simplify hose routing. Also most US cars already have a power steering pump located on the drivers side, again for routing of hoses to the steering mechanism. The pump gets in the way of a compressor and it's harder to move it than say a generator or alternator to find a mounting spot for the compressor. You might try investigating some Australian or British aftermarket A/C companies. Since their stuff is reversed they may have something that will fit the drivers side.

karterfred88
03-08-2017, 01:27 PM
With as much room as there is in front of the stude motors I would think a guy could build a system like chevy that has everything on one large bracket and one belt and just go electric fan with out the big fan shroud.
I think BEZ came up with something like it on one his Avanti builds, I shudder to think of the cost of custom pulleys, idlers, tensioners and the belt to make it work. Working with a modern engine with accessories shaped and designed to fit all the nooks and crannies by design, makes it easier for serpentine style belts. Of course, when one of those lets go--nada works--call the tow truck from your I-Phone.

SilverHawkDan
07-26-2017, 12:37 AM
WOW! Nice looking there my friend. Cleaned up real good and I can assure you it will run like it looks. Glad to see it is going to a good home as it would have been a shame top see it just sit outside until it wouldn't turn over anymore. Good save.
Dan

Buzzard
07-26-2017, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the encouragement Dan. Yes this fall should be pretty satisfying putting the correct original motor back in my project Clipper.65913
Bill

Mrs K Corbin
07-27-2017, 06:34 AM
serpentine works as well as any other belt. Just one big belt to change on the side of the road, and with the proper tensioner setup, it's easier.

DougHolverson
07-27-2017, 03:39 PM
So is there anyway to convert a Stude V8 to a serpentine belt using common salvage yard parts?

StudeNewby
07-27-2017, 05:44 PM
That would be a long, very thin belt compared to today's wide serpentines. I would think the danger of stretching would be prohibitive. What say ye?