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Vintage Air brackets, which pulleys?

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  • Vintage Air brackets, which pulleys?

    The next big ticket item on the list is A/C. I see Vintage lists the brackets, but no mention of the pulley arraignment. I have done some searching, and have a pretty good idea of what I need, but nonetheless still am not 100% certain. What exactly am I going to need?
    Currently the Provincial has a single belt. I had considered going the route of the alternator conversion- A/C compressor driving the new alternator route found within SDC. I am leaning toward the Vintage set up, rather than fabricating as I normally would, the vintage set up looks well thought out.
    What pulleys am I scouting for? I am under the impression that I need a double groove crank, and water pump pulley.

    Here is the e-vap unit I am leaning toward,
    .http://www.classicautoair.com/street-universal.asp

  • #2
    Ross, you would need a spacer, pulley, 6 longer 5/16" bolts and a longer crank bolt. And if you want another fan pulley, but you realy don't need it. I have most of the parts if you need and am here in L.A. not too far from you.

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    • #3
      Thanks,
      Anan, I may take you up on that, I will see if my neighbor (& fellow SDC'er) has what I need first off.
      I will be ordering the vintage bracket tomorrow, and mocking it up on a spare engine. I will keep you posted.

      Ross.
      Riverside, Ca.
      1957 Provincial X2
      1958 Transtar
      1963 Lark. Temp storage?
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      Ross.
      Riverside, Ca.
      1957 Provincial X2
      1958 Transtar

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      • #4
        If you find out, I'd like to know. Do they plan on driving the A/C and alt. off the same pulley or are you supposed to add pulleys? I can't tell from the info. on their web site.

        nate

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        • #5
          Vintage Air also sells all the pulleys you need for their kit, which uses the Sanden compressor not the York. I would strongly recommend them if you do not already have what you need. They sell the whole kit too with compressor, condensor, etc. I have a Stude evaporator and bought the rest from Vintage Air last year, yet to find time to install it.

          Dan White
          64 R1 GT
          64 R2 GT
          Dan White
          64 R1 GT
          64 R2 GT
          58 C Cab
          57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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          • #6
            Dan, if you don't mind I would like some more info. on exactly how the VA kit drives the compressor, if you could post a brief description of how the belt drive is arranged and/or drop me an email at njnagel at comcast dot net I would appreciate it.

            Also once you get the bracket and comp. on the engine, I could use some dimensions - would like to know if it will fit under a '55 C-body hood with an R1 engine.

            thanks,

            nate

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            • #7
              Will do, I am out of town until Wed. but I will try to scan the instructions and send them out when I get back. All I can say at this point is that the kit is well made. I already had my crank pulley so I did not need that but the rest of the engine compartment stuff is VA. I did have the brackets powder coated as they are bare welded steel when you get them. They have an idler pulley on one the bracket so it does not drive off the alternator. It is like the basic setup you see on most cars.

              Dan White
              64 R1 GT
              64 R2 GT
              Dan White
              64 R1 GT
              64 R2 GT
              58 C Cab
              57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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              • #8
                does the belt wrap over a pulley on the water pump like the stock, or does the idler mount on the driver's side? If so, does that mean that you can't run PS with the kit?

                thanks,

                nate

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                55 Commander Starlight
                62 Daytona hardtop
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                • #9
                  You need to tell VA if you have PS or not since it will make a difference in the pulley setup they supply. If you call VA you can talk to one of their techs and they can tell you the info you need to supply and the options.

                  Dan White
                  64 R1 GT
                  64 R2 GT
                  Dan White
                  64 R1 GT
                  64 R2 GT
                  58 C Cab
                  57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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                  • #10
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                    Ross.
                    Riverside, Ca.
                    1957 Provincial X2
                    1958 Transtar

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                    • #11
                      Note that the VA download is only for installation w/o PS!

                      Dan White
                      64 R1 GT
                      64 R2 GT
                      Dan White
                      64 R1 GT
                      64 R2 GT
                      58 C Cab
                      57 Broadmoor (Marvin)

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                      • #12
                        Here is part of a e-mail response from vintage. They were very helpful.
                        I have 151591 on the way.

                        "151591-SSA bracket/crank pulley w/o power steering. $245.00
                        151593-SSA bracket/crank pulley with power steering. $245.00"

                        Ross.
                        Riverside, Ca.
                        1957 Provincial X2
                        1958 Transtar
                        1963 Lark. Temp storage?
                        sigpic
                        Ross.
                        Riverside, Ca.
                        1957 Provincial X2
                        1958 Transtar

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