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Old 02-21-2009, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I went to install my curved Monte Carlo bar today and found it interferes with my A/C Compressor and brackets. I have a curved one to allow clearance to my MSD distributor and for ease of other maintenance. The curved bar I tried to install is a bit older, have they revised the curve on these to allow them to fit A/C cars? What have others done here? Pics?
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had to grind off one of the (unused) ears on my compressor (R-134 conversion) to miss my curved Monte Carlo bar.

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What kind of A/C compressor are you using? The stock Ford or aftermarket Sandon? I was wondering beacuse I want to do the same thing.
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I have the aftermarket Sanden. The instructions call for using the factory upper bracket, which appears necessary because of the idler pulley.

I actually bought a straight bar at a swap meet to cut apart and make my own curve to weld back in that clears the offending items, then I will get it powder coated or something.
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I installed a curved Monte Carlo bar yesterday. I didn't use the straight one because it wouldn't clear my MSD dist. I am also using a Sanden A/C compressor. The curve didn't actually touch it, but it was close enough to one of the none-used mounts, I ground it down some first.
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Old 03-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Curved bar doesn't even come close to the compressor.

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