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Old 05-15-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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I found this Sanden AC compressor bracket fr $99. It adapts a generic Sanden compressor to existing LS1 F-Body engine AC brackets. I have not test fitted these to an engine but it may be a solution instead of using the variable LSx compressor in older cars.

http://www.hhclassic.com/scripts/Par...lle&KeyNo=1471

Looks same as Vintage Air bracket but uses F-body alluminum bracket too.

Seems simpler just to use the Vintage air brackets or just make these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822264870

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822265368

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822264696

Found this affordable hose kit too:

http://www.nostalgicairparts.com/air...d-more-657.php

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I used S&P brackets on mine. Expensive, but it moves the compressor inboard about 3" tighter to the motor.
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I used S&P brackets on mine. Expensive, but it moves the compressor inboard about 3" tighter to the motor.
Can you explain that a little more - the 508 isn't that much smaller in diameter than the LS1 compressor is it to be able to move it inboard 3"? If one replaces all of the oem brackets is that what gives you the 3"? What about length and interference with the motor mount? Have any pics and a link to the S&P parts - I never can find anything in their catalog. Thanks. -Bob
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Can you explain that a little more - the 508 isn't that much smaller in diameter than the LS1 compressor is it to be able to move it inboard 3"? If one replaces all of the oem brackets is that what gives you the 3"? What about length and interference with the motor mount? Have any pics and a link to the S&P parts - I never can find anything in their catalog. Thanks. -Bob
Bob,

Check here, then find page 91 and look at item "D". You can look through my gallery and find some engine pix that show the compressor mounted with the S&P brackets.

BTW, this is for the Corvette front drive and it runs one belt only, all on the front pulley. Because of this (I think), I had to buy a manual tensioner and ditch the auto tensioner...
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Check here, then find page 91 and look at item "D". You can look through my gallery and find some engine pix that show the compressor mounted with the S&P brackets.
BTW, this is for the Corvette front drive and it runs one belt only, all on the front pulley. Because of this (I think), I had to buy a manual tensioner and ditch the auto tensioner...
Ok, I see now - I thought you were working in the oem location like the original post.
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Is the Sanden compressor known to be better than the oe ls1 compressor?
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Do they make an adapter for the York compressors?
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Is the Sanden compressor known to be better than the oe ls1 compressor?
I don't believe the proper term would be "better" but possibly more compatible in certain swap situations.

Sanden has a few compressors that have become the standard in the aftermarket and hot rod circles. They also supply some (not sure how many) OEM's too. There are thousands or possibly hundreds of thousands of hot rods with their aftermarket compressors and countless OEM models on the road.
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That H&H bracket is exactly what I have been looking for. I wanted to mount a 508 sanden in the stock LS location since Vintage Air requires a fixed displacement Compressor. Sweet! Relatively cheap. Now to see if it actually works!!

http://www.hhclassic.com/scripts/Par...lle&KeyNo=1471
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EDIT: They have a Corvette one as well.

Part number 3235 if anyone needs it

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another option is a kwik performance a/c adpter kit. it cost around $200. they have several kits that bring the a/c compressor upward away for the factory position. i couldn't mount my ac in the fact. position due to the motor mounts.
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I found this Sanden AC compressor bracket fr $99. It adapts a generic Sanden compressor to existing LS1 F-Body engine AC brackets. I have not test fitted these to an engine but it may be a solution instead of using the variable LSx compressor in older cars.

http://www.hhclassic.com/scripts/Par...lle&KeyNo=1471

Looks same as Vintage Air bracket but uses F-body alluminum bracket too.

Seems simpler just to use the Vintage air brackets or just make these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822264870

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822265368

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822264696

Found this affordable hose kit too:

http://www.nostalgicairparts.com/air...d-more-657.php


Your bracket looks very nice. I would love to make a similar bracket to adapt the sanden to the CTS-V bracket that came with my engine. How were you able to hold the compressor straight while you welded it? Also did you use the 6 rib compressor?
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I found this Sanden AC compressor bracket fr $99. It adapts a generic Sanden compressor to existing LS1 F-Body engine AC brackets. I have not test fitted these to an engine but it may be a solution instead of using the variable LSx compressor in older cars.

http://www.hhclassic.com/scripts/Par...lle&KeyNo=1471

Looks same as Vintage Air bracket but uses F-body alluminum bracket too.

Seems simpler just to use the Vintage air brackets or just make these:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822264870

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822265368

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46475513@N00/822264696

Found this affordable hose kit too:

http://www.nostalgicairparts.com/air...d-more-657.php



Anthony,
Your bracket pictures are very helpful.
Thankyou,
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For anyone looking.. I also find this one... similar to the Kwik bracket but a bit more expensive...

http://tpiparts.net/inc/sdetail/16933/19872
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Wow talk about hogging something out of a big chunk of aluminum. Should hold tolerances alot better than the spacer+plate setup from Kwik, but also more expensive.
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Wow that is beautiful.
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$350? Damn. Hope it's better than kwiks.
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Good info,
Thanks for posting the pics. Nice work
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