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FIN ME
Posted 2016-08-13 10:39 AM (#518962)
Subject: '57 poly engine, Vintage Air under dash retro fit photos...



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...incase anyone needs reference photos:

- Vintage Mark Mark IV underdash unit - the lowest settings cool the car just fine.

- there was a lot of work involved when it came to getting the proper pulleys and brackets, but it all came together in the end.

- I've recently heard that Vintage Air might be coming up with a compressor that will be "retro-style" in appearance. It might just be a rumour, but it would be nice if it's true.

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57chizler
Posted 2016-08-13 3:29 PM (#518978 - in reply to #518962)
Subject: RE: '57 poly engine, Vintage Air under dash retro fit photos...



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Looks much like mine but I elected to go over the top of the heater motor. Used the same condenser.



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58coupe
Posted 2016-08-14 10:33 AM (#519012 - in reply to #518962)
Subject: Re: '57 poly engine, Vintage Air under dash retro fit photos...



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You have a beautiful car and the installation looks great. I am a little bit concerned about only using one belt for all your accessories, I would carry a spare.
BTW, what is the yellow thing in the last pic?

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FIN ME
Posted 2016-09-02 9:52 AM (#520362 - in reply to #518962)
Subject: Re: '57 poly engine, Vintage Air under dash retro fit photos...



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If you're referring to the photos that I've posted, the yellow stuff is just padding to keep clumsy folk such as myself from scraping my shins on exposed metal.

I am sooooo accident prone - my old car must be littered with my DNA by now from all of the scratches and scrapes I've received during my resto and detailing attempts.


Happy resto-ing!


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ttotired
Posted 2016-09-02 7:05 PM (#520384 - in reply to #518962)
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"You have a beautiful car and the installation looks great. I am a little bit concerned about only using one belt for all your accessories, I would carry a spare.
BTW, what is the yellow thing in the last pic?"

Look closer, there are 2 belts going over the compressor, so the back belt is running the genny and water pump (not sure I like the idler set up), the front belt is running the power steering

Mine is more like 57CHIZLERS, in that only 1 belt on the compressor and that belt does the compressor and power steering, although I dont have power steering, so I have an idler pulley for adjustment and my compressor is on the other side of the carbies as mine is the later poly, not the dodge poly
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57chizler
Posted 2016-09-03 1:25 PM (#520441 - in reply to #520384)
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A single belt is the norm nowadays with the small Sanden compressors (check any car show) because the new compressors put less load on the belts. My idle speed barely changes when I engage the compressor.
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PlymouthFury
Posted 2017-11-07 3:53 PM (#551803 - in reply to #518962)
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So what compressor brackets were used in these installations? Was it something made personally or something from vintage air?
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57chizler
Posted 2017-11-08 12:57 PM (#551854 - in reply to #551803)
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The compressor bracket on my 325 Poly is home made from 1/4" steel plate mounted to two existing threaded holes in the water pump housing.



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JT Vincent
Posted 2017-11-08 10:48 PM (#551887 - in reply to #551854)
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Looking good Rosy!
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