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Old 02-09-2012, 09:20 PM
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Got the Vintage Air compressor & mount kit out of the box and bolted it on the engine to check clearance, etc. Hung the condenser off the firewall inside just to check the room & get an idea of where to put things. With the compressor on the right, the drv side of the motor sure looks out of balance if the alt. is mounted down low? Going to read through the V.A. directions again tonight. Come on weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Well, got a little short term project. I am going to do some fix up on my cousins daughters car while I am "storing" it for her. So today I took the door skin off to see the window regulator and what I needed to fix the window for her. I'll be painting a fender and the front bumper for her too.

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Got the Vintage Air compressor & mount kit out of the box and bolted it on the engine to check clearance, etc. Hung the condenser off the firewall inside just to check the room & get an idea of where to put things. With the compressor on the right, the drv side of the motor sure looks out of balance if the alt. is mounted down low? Going to read through the V.A. directions again tonight. Come on weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I sure hope that it was a misprint when you said you were hanging the condensor off the firewall. The condensor goes in front of the radiator and the evaporator goes in the cab.
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I'm cleaning my tools after reassembling the rear brake system on my F350 - finishing yesterday afternoon. I think I had enough tools out to do a major overhaul (oops, I guess I did)

1 axle worth of Hawk LTS brakes
1 spindle nut socket - new
2 backing plates
2 sets of parking brake hardware
2 inner hub seals
2 rotors
2 calipers
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Those rotors(33# ea), hubs(12"), calipers(17#), axles(20#) and 18" wheel/tire combos(85#) are freaking heavy and my back is aching and my wallet is much thinner

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I sure hope that it was a misprint when you said you were hanging the condensor off the firewall. The condensor goes in front of the radiator and the evaporator goes in the cab.
You got me. Sorry! First AC job. Still figuring everything out! Yes, haven't touched the condenser as my radiator & shell are no where near close to being ready to mount yet. Evaporator, fan, heater core, etc. assy. is what I put inside. What can I say; I'm old, blind in one eye & can't see out of the other, deaf, dumb, and confined to a wheel chair! Well, maybe not that bad all at once but sometimes it sure feels like it!
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:11 AM
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You got me. Sorry! First AC job. Still figuring everything out! Yes, haven't touched the condenser as my radiator & shell are no where near close to being ready to mount yet. Evaporator, fan, heater core, etc. assy. is what I put inside. What can I say; I'm old, blind in one eye & can't see out of the other, deaf, dumb, and confined to a wheel chair! Well, maybe not that bad all at once but sometimes it sure feels like it!

Hee Hee Hee. I figured that you knew better. BTW. Make sure that you mount that A/C compressor so that it gets plenty of belt contact. It takes a lot of power to turn those things. I have a MACS card, so I can tell you that. Mobile Air Conditioning Service trained and certified.
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Hee Hee Hee. I figured that you knew better. BTW. Make sure that you mount that A/C compressor so that it gets plenty of belt contact. It takes a lot of power to turn those things. I have a MACS card, so I can tell you that. Mobile Air Conditioning Service trained and certified.
EXCELLENT! Guess who gets my questions when I get started . I'm old school (You don't run AC on a hotrod, but my better half says that's the only way she's going in the summer so...........). I've actually read quite a bit of stuff on doing the AC and even attended the Vintage Air class at the Indpls Good Guys this past year. I think I know what to put where, it's just the terminology gets in the way. I noticed the AC compressor has two belt grooves. I don't have to use both of them do I? It looks like the belt will have contact with at least 2/3 of the pulley, and it will be the only thing on it other than wp & crank. Thanks in advance, I know I'm going to have some basic level type questions but I will start a thread in AC or where ever it should be.
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I have been cleaning And looking around the net for mods for my truck and son tbi trucks to save on fuel! Ran across something and you know me I'm like a dog with a bone I will run it to ground! Painting parts picking up part as we can afford them!
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Got the Polara up on the trailer and everything ready to go to Texas in the morning. Also finished cleaning the base of the AFB that I had to replace to get it running. Will finish rebuilding that one when we get back.

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I'm working on finishing the other parts for this bike job... which was started four years ago, but put on hold. Glad to finally get back to it.
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I'm working on finishing the other parts for this bike job... which was started four years ago, but put on hold. Glad to finally get back to it.

Cool Jay, Roak an Roall ya puke!

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Painter delivered my Austin gasser this morning, and FedEx delivered the new M&H drag radials for it too! Just like Christmas, only better! Now comes the hard part of cleaning up 3 months of dust and dirt from all the bodywork I did! Then splicing, soldering, and heat shrinking all the wiring I cut to remove lights. etc.
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Painter delivered my Austin gasser this morning, and FedEx delivered the new M&H drag radials for it too! Just like Christmas, only better! Now comes the hard part of cleaning up 3 months of dust and dirt from all the bodywork I did! Then splicing, soldering, and heat shrinking all the wiring I cut to remove lights. etc.
Can you post some pictures?

As a youngster I had two older friends who raced Austin gassers... (I helped build one of them). Eventually I owned a couple, that I unfortunately didn't complete. My cousin did completed one of the ones I had... with a 392!!! I still have a soft spot for them. :-)
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Can you post some pictures?

As a youngster I had two older friends who raced Austin gassers... (I helped build one of them). Eventually I owned a couple, that I unfortunately didn't complete. My cousin did completed one of the ones I had... with a 392!!! I still have a soft spot for them. :-)
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