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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Confusion about pulleys for aftermarket AC.

I have a z code 64 Galaxie. Engine and heads are not original but close. 61-2 390.

I want to add classic auto air. They however leave it up to you to figure out pulleys. Car is one belt to the generator only. No factory power steering or ac. I would love to add power steering but it seems either, expensive to do easily. Or very difficult to do cheaply. I want AC more. So Iíll give in to that for now. As a GM guy itís shocking to me that there isnít an easy retrofit junkyard integrated power steering box. Want to upgrade my 67 Firebird? Just go snap a Jeep Grand Cherokee or Monte Carlo box. My Galaxie.......... anyway

Iím going to grab a crites or CRAP bracket to do an alternator upgrade, I assume that leaves me in the same position depth wise on the belts. What have you guys done to add accessories. Right now I just have the single pulley that doubles as a timing device (also strange) do you bolt another pulley to that? Is there a double groove version on this balancer? Cvf racingís has some Pulleys but I donít know if ford over the years has different water pump depths or whatever and wonít match early cars.... help me out here lol.

Iím not a total dingus, Iím an A&P mechanic and a long time enthusiast. Just new to FEs.
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Re: Confusion about pulleys for aftermarket AC.

They used the FE in trucks up to the mid seventy's, find one in a some ones yard, and strip all the front trim off it. You probably not going to find vintage brackets and pulleys. Don't think they even offered AC on the car with that motor.
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Re: Confusion about pulleys for aftermarket AC.

I donít think that would work. That would relocate the alternator/generator and my block doesnít have the alternator hole. Itís probably easier to use the aftermarket.

Would something like this https://www.cvfracing.com/ford-fe-en...ank-pulley-2v/ bolt onto the existing balancer/pulley assembly? They have a single one too but I figure two extra grooves gives me two bullets because I donít know what the depth on the classic air compressor is.

And I think they did offer AC for my year but not ac only. I think to get ac you got the works, power steering and everything. Or fords fake use a ram power steering anyway
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Note. I just noticed I put this accidentally in swap and trade. If a moderator would move to the normal Galaxie pages I would appreciate it.
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Re: Confusion about pulleys for aftermarket AC.

a/c was a dealer add on only. pulleys bolt onto the damper
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Re: Confusion about pulleys for aftermarket AC.

looks like the cvs pulley will work
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Re: Confusion about pulleys for aftermarket AC.

March Performance makes serpentine belt kits for the FE. I went the "cheap" way and bought their twin belt system, very happy with the result. The PS pump is from a 70' Chevy and but use my OE type hose. The AC compressor is a Sanden style "peanut" and is hidden down low on the passenger side, allowing me to hide the AC hoses as well.
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