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post #31 of 71 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 19, 1:48 PM Thread Starter
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Nice! I would get that a/c going. I have all the compressor brackets if you need them. $50.00 plus shipping.
I love the color combo.

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post #33 of 71 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 19, 9:12 PM Thread Starter
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Nice! I would get that a/c going. I have all the compressor brackets if you need them. $50.00 plus shipping.

I love the color combo.


I might have to take you up on that! Do you know if it will fit this compressor? I donít think itís the original, but it came with the car.



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I might have to take you up on that! Do you know if it will fit this compressor? I donít think itís the original, but it came with the car.



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No, these are factory brackets made for the long "log" style compressor.

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Engine bay paint, done! Off to the interior.

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Is that a BB radiator? Thought the sbc had the cap in the middle?
Never regretted tossing my ac or smog stuff since 94 when I bought mine...now debating.
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Is that a BB radiator? Thought the sbc had the cap in the middle?
Never regretted tossing my ac or smog stuff since 94 when I bought mine...now debating.
Not always...

That radiator was also used for the small block with A/C...

Not sure of the differences between the actual radiators, but every "original" 1966 with a 327 AND Air Conditioning (maybe 283 too?) used that same looking radiator, with the offset cap. But I recall the metal shroud?
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post #38 of 71 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 5:45 PM Thread Starter
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That radiator was also used for the small block with A/C...



Not sure of the differences between the actual radiators, but every "original" 1966 with a 327 AND Air Conditioning (maybe 283 too?) used that same looking radiator, with the offset cap. But I recall the metal shroud?

It keeps it nice and cool, for sure!


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post #39 of 71 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 5:47 PM Thread Starter
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Is that a BB radiator? Thought the sbc had the cap in the middle?

Never regretted tossing my ac or smog stuff since 94 when I bought mine...now debating.

The AC stuff is new to me. Iím thinking about buying a condenser kit from vintage air since I have a compressor.


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The AC stuff is new to me. Iím thinking about buying a condenser kit from vintage air since I have a compressor.


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The new compressors are much more efficient and smaller. I would get the entire kit and eliminate that big under-hood box.

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[QUOTE=69Chvll;11140340]Engine bay paint, done! Off to the interior.


That is amazing. I totally need to do this on my 70. Any other tips?
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Great work!!! What did you use on the exhaust manifolds?
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Engine bay paint, done! Off to the interior.





That is amazing. I totally need to do this on my 70. Any other tips?


Mask everything you donít want paint on. I went a bit OCD on the prep. I did a light degreasing and sanding in some areas. The 3M painters light plastic covers surfaces pretty well for masking.


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Great work!!! What did you use on the exhaust manifolds?

A silver high temp paint. I wanted something lighter, not too dark like my master cylinder for my brakes.


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post #45 of 71 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 19, 6:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hey! Whereíd the interior go??



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