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  • #16
    Thank you guys for all the replies. I look forward to tackling this project.

    I just moved into my new house. We bought a place to call our own and I lucked out, it has a 3 car garage! Time to start messing with Lucy again. First up is A/C and I going to take a crack at making my own bracket
    Charles

    1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

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    • #17
      Can you install to much BTUs? I was talking to a friend at work who does our HVAC jobs and he said that you can put to much of an air conditioner in a house but he was puzzled when it came to what a car would need cause there is a lot of sun coming though the windows and such. He had never thought about it before until today.

      For example, Cool Master has 12,000, 13000, and 22000 btu packages that they label small, regular, and Big car applications. They are all a similar price.

      All the packages that Im looking at have the 508 Sanden compressor and move 359CFM

      So why not just go with the 22,000 BTU option?
      Last edited by what huh; 07-11-2019, 09:04 AM.
      Charles

      1961 Lark Regal VIII 259/auto -- Lucy

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      • #18
        Originally posted by what huh View Post
        Can you install to much BTUs? I was talking to a friend at work who does our HVAC jobs and he said that you can put to much of an air conditioner in a house but he was puzzled when it came to what a car would need cause there is a lot of sun coming though the windows and such. He had never thought about it before until today.

        For example, Cool Master has 12,000, 13000, and 22000 btu packages that they label small, regular, and Big car applications. They are all a similar price.

        All the packages that Im looking at have the 508 Sanden compressor and move 359CFM

        So why not just go with the 22,000 BTU option?
        I'd go with the biggest evaporator that will fit. You can crack a window if the unit isn't cycling enough. Bob

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        • #19
          Originally posted by 53k View Post
          When I put AC on my '64 Daytona convertible in 2009 (yes, the wife complained about the heat with the top down), I ordered a complete kit from J&N Auto Air Conditioning (good Studebaker guys) in Texas. I got a COMPLETE installation kit, every nut, bolt, belt, clamp, hose, etc. About the only things necessary were cutting the holes where necessary and planning where the screws went. The main parts were from Vintage air, but the J&N guys added everything else. The Daytona did not have power steering which made the installation a little easier.
          I don't know if these pix help, but check it out.
          This looks near identical to the Summit kit I installed on the 62GT, except mine has PS. The belts run the same though, and are routed in the most logical fashion; each driven component (WP/fan, alternator and compressor) has about 120 degrees of belt, "wrap" around its' pulley. My guess, Summit gets their kits from J&N.

          Today, I set up the 63GT exactly as SScopelli's. All it required was cutting a wedge shaped piece from the lower corner of the OEM compressor mount for belt clearance, and a shorter belt. This got away from the OEM setup with two belts on the WP/fan pulley and resultant excess side load on the WP bearing. Only potential problem I can see is the (now) one WP/fan pulley only has about 45 degrees of belt wrap. Whereas, with the OEM setup, both of the two belts had over 90 degrees of wrap. The two belts were overkill, but the single belt may need more than 45 degrees of wrap, to prevent fan/WP slippage. Will find out soon, as I plan to exercise the car a few hundred miles this weekend. Historically, this motor runs cool as a cucumber under all conditions. So f it begins to run warmer, I will immediately suspect WP/fan belt slippage. If that occurs, will just have to spend the big bucks for the Summit/J&N setup.
          Last edited by JoeHall; 07-13-2019, 03:56 AM.

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