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Old 05-30-2017, 09:28 PM
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Bill,

I thought I was the only one that when starting a project it never goes as planned (and I mean never).

Glad to see you're making progress though and thanks for the pics. Supposed to be around 32C (90F) here today and I will be out on a parts run in the Tbird. Will be wishing I had your A/C unit. Someone asked me one time what temps I expected out of my A/C conversion when I finish it. Told them I didn't know exactly but when I opened the door of my car at a car show I expect the temp at the show to drop a few degrees from all the cold air escaping from my car. Hope yours is the same.

I did just convert my R-12 system in my small pick-up to R-134 last week. Outside temp was 29C (85F) and the air coming out of the ducts was about 5C (42F). That would be nice on my Tbird conversion.

That is an unusual looking water pump - possibly a FE truck pump? Guess it doesn't matter since you will have the correct one on there shortly.

Interested in the alternator conversion too. I had been eyeing the CRAP low mount bracket for the FE as a possibility.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-FE-2-PI...53.m1438.l2649

@ Wyldie...
You're right - this is a great bunch of folks. I'm always learning something on here and hope any info I post helps .....or at least doesn't hurt.....

Eric
Eric, here are the photo's of the A/C compressor and the alternator. The A/C compressor was from Classic Auto Air and fitted pretty well but the alternator, despite being a "retro fit" designed for the car required quite a deal of fiddling with spacer adjustments, adjustment bracket modification and finally use of original generator mounting brackets. Its now all in though. Tidy up of electrics will be done this weekend (thanks Wyldie ) and finally, conversion to electric fuel pump tonight. Then she should be a runner.... the fluid you can see on the alternator belt is Evans Waterless Coolant, now dried off....
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Bill, that is exactly what my mechanic had to do to my generator mounting bracket to make my alternator work on my '59! Works great!
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Looks great Bill.

Hopefully will have mine finished up this winter too - just in time for cold weather.

Also - if anyone following needs an COAE-8509-A OEM type A/C pulley one appeared on the big auction site recently. Fair price I'd think if it goes for the opening bid.

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Looks great Bill.

Hopefully will have mine finished up this winter too - just in time for cold weather.

Also - if anyone following needs an COAE-8509-A OEM type A/C pulley one appeared on the big auction site recently. Fair price I'd think if it goes for the opening bid.

Item # 142393249212

Eric
Thanks Eric, now the carb is in for re-kitting after putting an electric fuel pump on her last night.... this should be it and I hope to hear her roaring again over the weekend.

That's a cheap 3 sheave, at that price its better than money in the bank!
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