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  • Cool/Heat: Location of hood brace on A/C GTs

    Can someone with a GT that has original A/C installed post a picture of the condenser mounting and especially the hood brace? I believe my parts car was tampered with as additional holes were drilled above where the original holes are for the brace on the left and the clip on the right. Perhaps this was done to clear the condenser itself. What is CORRECT? Thanks for any help.
    Rob in PA.

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    Here are some shots of my ‘63. Let me know if you need more.
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    • #3
      Thank you ColoradoHawk. I do need to see the right side where the clip is for the hood support. Could you post a pic of the rod itself as I believe it is different from a non-A/C rod. I may need to buy or make one. My condenser mounts in the same position and hardware as yours does.
      Rob in PA.

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      • #4
        This 1954 GT has a factory AC. It originally belonged to a fellow that worked at ONAN Corporation.


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        • #5
          Here are a few pix of the hood prop on the wife's 63GT which, AFAIK, has factory AC. Click image for larger version

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          • #6
            Thanks to all who posted pictures. very helpful in determining proper installation and location of correct equipment and hoses.

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            • #7
              Thanks to everyone who took the time to take and post pics. It appears that the factory drilled additional holes above the regular non-A/C holes and reinstalled the clip for the base of the hood support rod on the passenger side. They apparently added the clip with a bolt attaching it on the driver's side also above the original hole as the rivet was not used. My condenser is attached at the top with the bolt heads OUT with the lock and nut toward the radiator. I still am not sure what the rod should look like as there is a difference shown. I thought there would be a bend also where it clips in the down position.
              Rob in PA.

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              • #8
                64 Factory air

                I just wanted to show my 64 GT Hawk Factory air pics.


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                It would seem that in the pics above, the hose routing wasn't well thought out with them running over the top of the belts. However with my rig, it's going to be a challenge to remove that lower hose from the compressor without a lot of other things first..
                64 GT Hawk (K7)
                1970 Avanti (R3)

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                • #9
                  The parts book shows 2 different prop rods with or without A/C. Depending on the condensor you may be able to use either one.
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                  • #10
                    Can someone please shoot a pic of the prop rod itself preferably in the horizontal position?
                    Thanks
                    Rob in PA.

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                    • #11
                      I have a couple ... wait a sec or two...
                      64 GT Hawk (K7)
                      1970 Avanti (R3)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
                        I have a couple ... wait a sec or two...
                        Here's a full frontal

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                        64 GT Hawk (K7)
                        1970 Avanti (R3)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by stude1964 View Post
                          Can someone please shoot a pic of the prop rod itself preferably in the horizontal position?
                          Thanks
                          Rob in PA.
                          See post #5 above.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
                            See post #5 above.
                            Why does your prop rod have a bend in it?
                            64 GT Hawk (K7)
                            1970 Avanti (R3)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 64V-K7 View Post
                              Why does your prop rod have a bend in it?
                              I dunno. Also, the anchor/pivot end has an interesting double bend. It looks like a factory job (versus local fab), fits like a glove, everything clears nicely, and it deploys and stows easily. My other two Hawks have the crook at the top, about 6" long, where it attaches to the hood when raised. But neither of those cars came stock with AC, as the one in the pix above did.

                              If anyone has a body parts manual, it would be interesting to see if there are different part numbers for props on AC equipped cars.
                              Last edited by JoeHall; 07-09-2019, 05:45 AM.

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