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The new plaque looks good! I also really like that AC, that one is in nice shape!
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Looking good!! That AC is about as good as they get nice score :D
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You get that AC in and you are cruzin' in style. Wish I had one yesterday... and today... and tomorrow... and every day until October :(
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Johnnie that emblem looks great. The w/o is goin to be awesome to have on those hot summer west Tennessee days.
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AC project snowballed into several different changes. stuff I wanted to have done before I gassed up an ac system on top of all of it.

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little things like putting the correct fitting from block to oil sending unit, change & re-route fuel line.Also moved the coil around to 2-3 places & it finally ended up on the intake. :roll:


Ps pump change to saginaw,
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Borgeson Ps conversion kit uses a saginaw pump & recommend it if you don't get their kit with it. but they sell a hose set for ford pumps for stubborn guys like me who bought the ps box only. having a ford pump already onhand helped sway me to go that route. but I never have liked how their ford pump hose was so close to the header & shock tower. Then after reading about lots of guys who do a saginaw swap in their 70's 4x4s with big tires. And Ford used them in lots of vehicles, but it always had a chevy look to it but I finally gave in . I found a mid 80's Ford E-250 van Ps pump bracket for saginaw pump, & ordered a rebuilt pump from oreilys for an 85 E-250 van. It ended up being a worthwhile effort, I really like the way it feels when driving,& much smoother at low rpm.

Of course I needed a new PS pump to sector hose. I bought the braided russel lines & fittings cut to fit/make your own. so far so good.no leaks.

Also had to move my ps cooler & lines to the passenger side,since the ac condenser now had to go in.

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New pulleys were needed so I could set up the AC pulley to share the PS belt. This new route left no belt wrap on the WP pulley & so is the reason for the pulley change. now the Alt belt runs the WP.

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I made compressor brackets just because I didnt see any I really liked. An L shaped piece to bolt to the head, a piece to bolt to bottom of compressor & another piece to steady it from the top & hold the tensioner pulley. I made the brackets so I could adjust the comp in & out to align pulleys.

While I had the hood latch, & grill out for the condenser install I made a hood latch lock that I've been meaning to do. I've had the underdash hood pull handle & cable mounted since I got the car running, just hadn't made the latch part.
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you can see the cable & also new ps cooler location.
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made the latch lock pin from a bolt & piece of tubing, with a set screw to hold the cable.
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latch lock bolts to the latch brace that goes down to the frame. goes thru it & enters the latch behind one of the 2 safety hooks so it cant open. also goes thru the main latch so it locks both parts of the latch.
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Here you can see the holes for the lock pin,it goes thru 2 layers of the latch, one of them is stationary & doesn't move the inside layer is the main latch

I'm glad to have all that stuff done now . The steering is smoother at low speeds & seems smoother all around better & quieter.

Ac is pretty much done except for gassing it up. If it doesn't leak down over the winter I will finish wrapping the expansion valve with cork tape.
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'tall looks good to me.
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Darn nice work John. I never liked the idea that anyone could just come up and pop the hood if they wanted to :x
Your latch is a great solution. Everything looks good!!

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Thanks Groover & Joe. Joe I was thinking someone might think that it is an original proto-type hood & steal it.
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Looks good John. Always like seeing you updates, and how well planned out your modifications are.

The hood latch/lock, is it spring loaded or pull to unlatch push to latch?? Either way cool idea!

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Thanks Lou & No it isn't spring loaded & doesn't un latch the hood,,,,it is just a lock .it slides thru & jams the latch so it wont open. & doesn't have to be locked all the time, the knob isn't in the way when it is pulled for unlock.
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You've been busy, Mr. MacGyver. :shock: As usual, it all looks great.
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No doubt - brackets look great, hood lock is sweet...good stuff. You’ve done a damn fine job filling up all the space there ain’t under a Comet hood, very cool!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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poboyjo65 wrote:Thanks Groover & Joe. Joe I was thinking someone might think that it is an original proto-type hood & steal it.
Awww man don’t tell me that! :cry:
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Thanks JH & Jim. It is crowded under there. Everything has to be strategically placed or problems arise, & do anyway. Most of the time I dont have the washer box & bottle in there because it gets dirty but I can pop them in for looks.

more pics of ac install. made mounts for condenser. & instead of ordering & waiting on one I made a grommet out of a piece of rubber & cut a piece out of an old chrome oil cap for the hard lines to go thru the rad support.

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It was so crowded I decided to put the ac relay out on the rad support next to the new grommet.
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I made a cover for the relay out of an old wood planner motor switch. it has room for a couple more relays for the head lights. one little knob at the top holds the cover on.
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The underdash unit was clean on the outside but it sure did need cleaning on the inside.
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It wasn't hard to take apart & I washed the case out in the kitchen sink. cleaned the evaporator up & flushed it out good. re tested the blower after assembly & a couple coats of plastic lens tint paint.made it look a little more black, it was kinda grey before. After this pic I altered the mounts to move the unit to the rear of the car about 4-5 inches. gives more room under the dash for hoses to curve away from the gas pedal & makes it easier to reach the knobs since I moved my seats back.
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Nice job on the AC John. Love the hood lock.
I'm installing a security system which will have a tamper switch for the hood. Hoping that will keep people out from under the hood.
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