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If your bird is a driver, do yourself a big favor and switch to the new Sanden compressor. I am very happy with it. Takes much less power, and runs very smoothly. No jerking as with the original.
Can you tell me which Sanden you used?
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BTW, when you deviate from 'stock' a new bracket must be fabricated. I have no problem making one for my Y-Block but this is all custom work which could be expensive if you need to pay someone else to make it. - Dave
I haven't shopped prices directly from vintage air but some of the TBird vendors include a combination bracket for generator/alternator and compressor. (I wouldn't put air on without having an alternator first)

Vendors run between 900-1,000.
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I'm having trouble finding a gasket/seal kit for my a/c compressor. I really don't know what compressor I have. The data plate is worn but I can see that it indicates Borg Warner A210 and it is cast iron. It is on my 430 engine. I have another compressor off a 60 lincoln and it looks the same but it doesn't have a data plate. The car has not run in several years and has lost its freon. The a/c worked very well prior to parking the car. Bird Nest has the gasket kit and shaft kit but they don't seem to think they will fit this compressor. I may have to go after market if I can't find the gasket kits. Anyone know whether or not kits for a tecumseh or york will work for me? Thanks

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Ken:
There are a couple companies out there that deal with classic car AC systems. Here is a link to one of them: https://originalair.com/
I remember there is a good one in Florida and another in Texas that I dealt with.
I would call these companies directly with all the info you have and also be prepared to send a picture of your compressor via email. They are very knowledgeable about these old systems.
The one in Texas sent me gaskets, new valve bodies, seal and O-rings and all went well. This was a company in Texas.
If I can find the right link, I will edit this message and add it.
Here is a second site for reference: https://www.polarbearinc.com/
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I think Borg Warner only made the clutch assembly. The compressor itself is either a York or Tecumseh. If I'm not mistaken Borg Warner owned York at one time so it may be a York.

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Carl at partsetal also said Borg Warner had owned York. I looked at the original air website and they have a york that looks like mine but I will have to call them tomorrow. The Bird Nest told me to contact a place called Four Seasons where they get their compressor kits. Going to take the compressor to Fresno in the morning to show it to an old timer who worked on a lot of early auto a/c units. Hope he can help. Thanks John, Nyles and Carl for your input.

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The fittings on your compressor are for r12 gauge connections. When a system is retrofitted you need to change the fittings over to accept r134a gauge connections (they screw on to the r12 ports on your system and are left on).

Of course thats not to say someone didn't screw some on, put 134a into your system, then unscrew them leaving it with r12 connections.

Down here in Australia, r12 is banned and can't be purchased as it is so bad for the environment. All r12 systems must be converted to r134a when they require worked on.

The sanden style compressors are much better, much for efficient than the old York style. I would upgrade if you're not running a concourse car.
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I put in an all-Vintage Air A/C around 2005, and made a pretty easy mount. Not a lot of fabrication at all. They didn't have one for FE's then. Might now.
It consisted of a small plate bolted to those two holes in front of the left head. A threaded coupling is welded to it, standing on end, open end forward. Then the compressor can be on a long thrubolt screwed into the coupling, kinda like the alternator. The front of the thrubolt is further supported by a strap metal brace to a water pump bolt. The belt tension is done by an aftermarket alternator adjuster also on a pump bolt.
I had to add a shive to the pump pulley of course. Belt alignment can be handled by spacer tubes on the thrubolt. I can't post pix, but I could email.
So one weld and some measuring will make a mount.
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Mike, email those pix to me and I can post them for you. I will send you a PM with my email address...
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Mike sent me that pic he wanted to post and here it is, along with what he said.

"This is only welded part. You can just see one of the two bolts. The threaded coupling is gusseted."
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