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  • Waydon
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    I did an AC conversion on our63 Lark 6 cylinder. I found a factory A/C mounting bracket at Studebaker International.
    They also make a rotary compressor adapter bracket which I also bought. You have to track down a double groove crank pulley. It is a doable project. Just allow yourself lots of time to do it. I don’t remember for sure, but I think I used a small block
    Chevy V8 pulley.

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  • 62champ
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    Check with vintage air - they have been doing this type thing for 25+ years. At the same time, you might want to consider a radiator and electric fan upgrade. Getting rid of the old metal fan might make up for the AC compressor drain. Good luck.

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  • rockne10
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    An original York compressor will suck a lot of power out of that 90 hp Lark when it's engaged.
    A modern 5-piston compressor will be noticeable as well, but much preferred.

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  • Dwain G.
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    Contact the SNM at abeckman@studebakermuseum.org and purchase a copy of installation instructions for AC-2939.

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  • N8IWS
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    Wanting to add A/C to a 1959 Lark VI.

    I would like to add A/C to our 1959 Lark but I am wondering how did the dealers do this with the little six and a single groove crank pulley. I've found several underdash mount units that appear to be period correct. Has anyone done this and could share information.

    Thanks,

    Dale
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