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Old 12-05-2012, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've got a 70 Coupe with 351c in it. Finally started getting all a/c brackets & idlers that previous owner took off and driver's side of engine is kind of clunky looking.

I intend to swap out to a sanden compressor and was wondering does any one or any company have a different/alternate compressor mounting brkts?

I intend to run v-belts, but would realy like to clean up lt side of engine.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are a couple of companies that specialize in a/c units for vintage cars and I'm sure they use Sanden compressors. Look at the websites for Vintage Air and Classic Auto Air. Surely they have custom mounting brackets for the Sanden.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check Alan Grove Components
Small Block Ford A.C. Mounting Bracket

This is their typical sbf setup. It eliminates the idler bracket. I haven't totally perused their catalog but worth looking at.
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I used a kit from cvfracing.com for my 351W. I think they have kis for the 351C, too. Good quality, good prices, keeps the v-belt, etc. Overall it was a good buy.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Trying to get a/c compressor located some where lower, all these brkts are keeping compressor basically in stock location.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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March performance has an a/c relocate, which puts it under the alternator on the lower passenger side of the engine.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Would be kind of interesting if someone ran the compressor off an electric motor and hid it in the trunk, wouldn't it? After all, they do make electric power steering....
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