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  • AC Bracket for 430?

    Does anyone know the correct casting number for the a.c. compressor support bracket?
    Is it cast or steel sheet fabricated?
    I was given the casting/engineering number EJB-2882-A as appears in the casting? Thank you, Scott.

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    Scott, EBJ-2882-A is listed as the part # for a 56 Lincoln, described as: Triangular 3-5/8" x 2-3/4" x 3-3/8" The '56 would not have used the 430. The part # for the 60 is EDJ-2902-B as shown in the Osborne Electrical book. I've just installed the compressor on mine and recall seeing a casting number. It is not accessible now. It is a heavy rectangular casting with a separate 'ear' that bolts to a head bolt.
    Carl

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    • #3
      Scott,
      The number you posted, EJB 2882 does not show up in my casting number listings.
      Carl

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      • #4
        Thank you for the information. Scott.

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        • #5
          It appears that EDJ-2882-B is the correct part number as seen in this photo.
          Carl
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          • #6
            Is this bracket (& others for AC) unique to Thunderbird chassis, or the same with others, using the MEL engine? Thank you, Scott.

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            • #7
              Of the 6 430 Squarebirds with air that I've owned/parted all had the bracket pictured above. I've had a later 430 engine with a different style bracket, but I think it may have been an aftermarket one. Here is a photo of this different bracket.
              Carl
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              • #8
                Yes, I agree; it appears to be aftermarket. Thank you, Scott.

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                • #9
                  Does anyone have a good source for this bracket? I am going to be installing a classic auto air system and this appears to be the missing link.

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                  • #10
                    AC Bracket for 430?

                    Kyle, according to what Carl ~partsetal posted you will need the EDJ-2882-B support bracket. I happen to have good contacts with Classic Auto Air and I can contact them on Tuesday to see what they have to say about this. I do not know how many 430 equipped Squarebirds they have put their CAA "Perfect Fit" system into, but I will find out. It might be that they either supply this bracket, make it in house, or know where to get it. Or maybe, they have not run into this situation in the past regarding a 430 equipped Squarebird. I will find out and let you know what they have to say.

                    The other suggestion I can make is to put a post in the For Sale/Parts Wanted Forum and ask if anyone owns an 430 AC equipped 1959-1960 Squarebird parts car that you could get that part off of...

                    I also have a question for you. Is your '59 Squarebird equipped with a 430MEL engine? If not, you probably do not need that mounting bracket, but I will find out.

                    Kyle, I just talked with Carl ~ partsetal. Carl said that IF you have a 352 equipped '59 or '60 Squarebird with AC, you do NOT need that support bracket. It was only used on a 430 equipped Squarebird with AC. So, which engine do you have in that Bird?
                    Last edited by YellowRose; May 27th, 2017, 10:45 AM. Reason: Additional Information

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                    • #11
                      Someday I should fill out my signature. I do have a 430 in the car. I talked with CAA and they have everything but the bracket, du to it being such a low volume. I will post in the wanted section hopefully sooner than later. Thanks.

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                      • #12
                        I would check with Carl and see if he has one. He is constantly parting out cars so he may have come across one.

                        John
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                        • #13
                          AC Bracket for 430?

                          Hi Kyle, you have probably been talking with my CAA contacts then, Steve or Dwight. I have one more that I can call. This may present a real problem, because that part is not all that common. I have already done some searching on it, based on the part number that Carl posted. Your best bet is to post something in the For Sale / Parts Wanted Forum, and hope someone has a 430 AC equipped 1959 or 1960 Tbird or Lincoln equipped parts car you can get that part off of...

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                          • #14
                            AC Bracket for 430?

                            I can tell you right now that Carl does NOT have one! I just asked him. He sold the only on he had. He said that if you cannot find one, (and it will probably another of those unobtainian type of parts hard to find) someone is going to have to take a look at that picture posted and see if they can make one to fit..... But, come Tuesday, after the holiday, I will start calling around to all the OEM/used parts houses, give them that part number and see if anyone happens to have one in their inventory... If anyone can find one, that is "The Bloodhound"... Me... as I am known. Once I put my nose to the ground, I don't give up!

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                            • #15
                              I imagine the same bracket was used on Lincolns that had 430's. You might have better luck checking with Lincoln parts places since there were more Lincolns built with that engine than Thunderbirds.

                              John
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