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 Post subject: A/C Bracket Update
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:41 pm 
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I only had about an hour to work on the car tonight. I'm in the process of making the A/C bracketry. Here's a shot of one of the braces I fabbed tonight out of an A/C brace off my old engine and some round stock I had lying around.
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Notice my much-to-be-desired welding skills :oops: :
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Now I need to fab a bracket between the back of the aluminum A/C compressor bracket and the passenger side head. I guess I'll work on that tomorrow. Like this one:
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I need the bolts that bolt the compressor to the bracket. Hmmm.... I hate to do it for just three bolts, but it may mean a trip to the junk yard.
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 Post subject: Re: VERY small update
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Junkyard or somethin' like $12 at a dealer :P

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 Post subject: Re: VERY small update
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Yeah, that's what I was thinkin'.

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 Post subject: Re: VERY small update
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:59 am 
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while your there see if you can find that bracket you are talking about fabing up. looks like a factory piece off of something. take a measurement of the length you need and good luck, at least you can go "hunting" in a junk-yard, I havent been to one here in St. Louie since I moved here.............. :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: VERY small update
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:50 am 
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I know it's a little random, but I noticed you have an ICEmember crossmember. I am really set on getting one for my TKO-600 install...

How do you like it? Does it flex at all? How's the driveline angle? Do you think it's good quality and can take a little abuse?

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 Post subject: Re: VERY small update
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rjleiker wrote:
I know it's a little random, but I noticed you have an ICEmember crossmember. I am really set on getting one for my TKO-600 install...

How do you like it? Does it flex at all? How's the driveline angle? Do you think it's good quality and can take a little abuse?


I really like it. It bolted right in without any problems. To be honest, I haven't put an angle finder on it to check driveline angle. It probably wouldn't hurt to check, but I assumed it would be fine.

As for as taking abuse, I believe a few guys on here use it in racing applications. I will defer to them as far as the strength.

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