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I will try and find one, then probably end up having to leave it off as well....
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Here are the measurements of my A/C Compressor Bart:








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Thanks Jon.

I see that our compressors are the same. So, that's not an issue.

I also had the R-12 level checked AGAIN, and it was exactly what the manual said that it sould be. So, excessive head pressure is not an issue.

I went to Carlisle Auto Air in San Antonio. They are the people who install the "Classic Auto Air" systems. I talked with them about the excessive belt vibration at Idle with AC on.

They told me that the York compressor was a big unit that was also used on large trucks of the era. They said that it needed to have a REALLY tight belt to eliminate the belt vibration because of the weight of the AC pulley being turned.

I asked them what they could do if I brought the car in for them to look at. They said -- Tighten the belt more.

When you mount your Compressor, please let me know how you get the "mystery bolt" on there. That would be the bolt on the inside, closest to the engine block.

Still need someone to do a comparative AC belt check sometime.
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We installed that bolt 1st and left it finger tight. We hope to be able to tighten it after we get the a/c compressor & the other 3 bolts tight. We are breaking for lunch right now.

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Two quick thoughts (from someone who never worked on an AC of any kind):

1) I would see if I could find another pulley at a salvage place and try it, in the thought that the one I had was particularly out of balance

2) I would see if I could find a machine shop that specialized in balancing and let them see what they thought of it and might do with it

I would not want to tighten the hell out of the belt for fear of the stress it would put on something like the water pump, unless it does not go around anything fragile.

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JohnG:
Thanks for those suggestions. Certainly something that I can look into that I haven't thought of. Every little bit helps.

Jon:
So, you "know" what I mean about the mystery bolt.

Did you install the compressor bracket first, and then the compressor with the mystery bolt first?

Or, did you mount the compressor to the bracket, and install them together,

I can't get my hand in there at any angle, from the top or bottom, to even start that bolt. Then there is no room to get a tool in there to tighten it. I'm very interested in how you will get to that bolt to tighten it.
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Yes I remembered that bolt Bart. We installed the a/c compressor bracket 1st. It must be the difference in the power steering pump bodies? It is a very tight fit though.....
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I would stick with the PS pump that you have if you can get to that compressor bolt.

Have you been able to tighten that bolt with the belt stretched on the compressor yet? If so, what did you use to get on that bolt?

That might be my problem.

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