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06-25-2009 10:30 PM AC Condenser
Reassemble. The good news is this should be the last time for a while. I will need to get the 4-40 machine screws and nylocks for final assembly.

A final check of clearances shows that everything is good. It is hard to see in the photo, but the joggles in the tabs assure the the screws clear the radiator to prevent chaffing.

A quick check of the chin assembly showed that even with the factory relief on the passenger side of the car, a notch will have to be cut and flanged to clear the tubes. That will wait. It is time to get back on the steering column.


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06-25-2009 10:24 PM AC Condenser
With the condenser located and the position of the tabs marked, everything was removed. The paint in the area was removed and weld through primer was applied to the core support and the tabs.

Everything was reassembled and the position of the plug weld holes was made. One more disassemble so the plug weld holes could be drilled.

Then everything was reassembled so the tabs could be located and clamped in place with Vise-Grips.

Finally, the plug welds were made and then ground flush.


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06-23-2009 09:02 PM AC Condenser
The column floor mount arrived today. I better get the core support work done so I can get back on the column.

It was hot today. 100. Real hard to get out there after work.

The holes were drilled in the mounting bracket. I temporarily attached them to the condenser with screws. The condenser will be mounted with 4-40 machine screws and nylock nuts for the final install.

With the radiator in place, the tubes were attached to the condenser. The condenser was positioned and the tab locations were marked. The welder will get fired up tomorrow. Hope it is cooler!


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06-20-2009 10:42 PM AC Condenser
After the core support was modified and the tubes were tweaked, the final location was determined.

The Vintage Air condenser comes with some metal straps. I felt they looked too much like plumber's iron. I cut some tabs out of sheet metal. Using the 1/4" joggle rollers on my bead roller, I made the step in all the supports. There are four, two long and two short. I am showing 1 of each in the photo.

The heat and humidity got to me. I called it a day.


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06-20-2009 10:37 PM AC Condenser
Since it will be next week before the column floor mount arrives, attention was turned to the radiator support again.

The Vintage Air condenser was placed on the radiator to see where it would fit best. Notice the radiator is protected by the cardboard which the condenser was attached to for shipping. The condenser will fit best with its bottom even with the bottom of the radiator core. It will be shifted about a half inch to the driver's side in order to accommodate the tubes.

The bottom of the core support required a heat, beat, and cut session to clear the tubes.




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