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  • A/C brackets from LS1214

    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.Click image for larger version

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ID:	1753580Let me know if anyone is interested.
    Bill

  • #2
    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?
    Last edited by JoeHall; 02-19-2017, 08:22 AM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
      Where have all those creative geniuses gone?
      Vintage Air. http://www.vintageair.com

      Craig

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
        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.

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        • #5
          Yes, that was Ebon Jones. http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...51-Vintage-air

          Craig
          Last edited by 8E45E; 02-19-2017, 08:35 AM.

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          • #6
            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
            Milt

            1947 Champion (owned since 1967)
            1961 Hawk 4-speed
            1967 Avanti
            1961 Lark 2 door
            1988 Avanti Convertible

            Member of SDC since 1973

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            • #7
              Originally posted by unclemiltie View Post
              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.

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              • #8
                Does ANYone make a Compressor mounting bracket that mounts to the driver side of the engine?...

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                • #9
                  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
                  Greg Diffen

                  Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                  Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                  1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                  1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                  1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                  1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                  1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                  1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                  1988 Avanti Convertible

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by go-studebaker View Post
                    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.c...ackard-invoice

                    Craig

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                    • #11
                      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
                      Greg Diffen

                      Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

                      Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

                      1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
                      1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
                      1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
                      1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
                      1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
                      1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
                      1988 Avanti Convertible

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                      • #12
                        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

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                        • #13
                          Here is factory pic of supercharged and ac for 57L-Y
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by acolds View Post
                            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.

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                            • #15
                              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.

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