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Old 10-25-2003, 08:09 PM
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82 Chevy 4x4. A/C, header bracket

Hello engine buddies,
Just got my new motor running today, and all is well. But, since I installed Dynomax ceramic headers, I can't figure out what brackets to use to re-install the A/C compressor. I ordered a compessor bracket supplied by Dynomax to use with the headers. But it's configuration bolts up to the long A/C compressors, NOT the short compressor which I am using. Does anyone know what i can do to make the headers, A/C , and power steering all work together or do I have to fabricate my own bracket ( or am I screwed unless I go back to stock exhaust manifolds). Sure would like to have A/C and headers for next summer.

Help Me.........

Tim,
1982 shortbox chevy 4x4 355ci

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Old 10-27-2003, 09:00 AM
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I use an aluminum spacer I bought from Westlakes to space out the distance you need to make up to make the old bracket work. The spacer is placed agianst the headers front bolt hole, closest to the radiator, and extends the two or so inches that you need to make up to get the lower bolt hole to align. Get a bolt that will pass through a washer,the A/C bracket, through the spacer and into the head. You will have to check the tightness ever so often as you would with any other header bolt. Does this make any sense?. I hope I have explained it well enough.
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Old 10-27-2003, 06:51 PM
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UUUUHHHHH!!!!!

A what, where, bolt , washer , align a hole, huh


Can ya break that down a little. I've got 4 brackets to deal with. One large bracket that bolts to the #1 cylinder exhaust port( Also ties into the power steering). One L shaped bracket that bolts to the front of the head. One that's curved and mounts over the a/c compressor. And then the power steering bracket. They all sort of bolt together somehow.
The large bracket bolting to the #1 exhaust port obviously won't work with the headers
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