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 Post subject: Help. Need bracket to replace AC compressor.. For track car.
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:45 pm 
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Hey all,
I was wondering if anyone knows where I could buy a bracket to replace the a/c compressor on an AU XR8. Turning one into a track car and have removed all of the a/c and heating to reduce weight. Was wonder can you buy a bracket to replace it or will I need to make one?
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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Help. Need bracket to replace AC compressor.. For track car.
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:21 pm 
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Probably will end up doing that
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 Post subject: Re: Help. Need bracket to replace AC compressor.. For track car.
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:20 pm 
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Make a bracket that picks up off the original Compressor holes to hold an Idler Pulley.
I did this on my 351 Range rover...Different brackets and posi but the principle is the same.

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Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:13 pm 
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Looks easier than I thought. Might give it a go.
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 Post subject: Re: Help. Need bracket to replace AC compressor.. For track car.
Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:45 pm 
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blue wrote:
Looks easier than I thought. Might give it a go.



but it MUST be square [at right angle to belt] otherwise it'l throw belt
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 Post subject: Re: Help. Need bracket to replace AC compressor.. For track car.
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:51 am 
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On an E-series V8 the a/c compressor can be removed without needing an idler. The AU V8 should be similar even though the accessories are slightly different. Try removing the a/c compressor and pull the belt tight. If it doesn't rub anywhere, then you are OK. You may have to buy a slightly shorter belt so the tensioner is correctly positioned in it's travel

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help. Need bracket to replace AC compressor.. For track car.
Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:14 pm 
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Im running a US Mustang AC Bypass bracket on my BMW E36 with AU 220kw.

Fits perfectly.

Here it is from the US :
http://www.latemodelrestoration.com/ite ... tor-Pulley

$55 odd new? - not bad. Just need to get it shipped.

Look for part # M19216A50.

I bought the same item via ebay for around $20 shipped to shipitto

Now that all said - you can usually bypass it as well. Speaking of Bypass - anyone happen to have a Drivers side AC Pump Relocation kit for an AU V8?

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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:42 pm 
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