Do any of you have a A/C equipped Turbo JetFire engine? I’m wanting to see how the factory setup looked. I’m still working on my S10 pickup project. The engine is installed with TH400. I have the ’63 Buick alternator and brackets installed. Also, have the power steering pump and brackets installed. Everything lines up with the 3-groove crank pulley very nicely. Next, I want to hang an A/C compressor under the power steering pump. Anyone have experience in installing an A/C on this engine?
That’s what I needed. I didn’t know where the factory mounting was located. I was guessing that it was under the power steering pump. Are these A/C brackets hard to find and are they used on any other models?
I would assume they could be hard to find. Need to find a salvage ’61 to ’63 that had A/C. It was not a very popular option at $378, more than 10% of the total car’s cost. I would think the Buick’s shared the same or similar brackets when the 215 cid was ordered vs the 231 V-6, but the Pontiac offerings sold very few 215 cid”s. You might be able to get an old Hollander salvage yard cross reference book, but I don’t know for sure that they covered brackets?
I have attached a pic of the A-C compressor brackets from the ’63 Oldsmobile Service Manual. Note the brackets are different for P-S and regular steering cars. It is possible that British Leyland, Rover, A-C compressor brackets might work for you too. The 215 block B/L made was the same up into the ’90’s, but I do not know if they mounted the compressor in the same place on the block? That would give you a lot more offerings to find a mounting method for your application in a salvage yard.