DodgeCharger.com Forum
November 11, 2019, 07:20:48 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Please remember: this is the place to discuss Chargers - NOT the place to discuss politics. Political posts will be locked or deleted at the Moderator's discretion.
 
   Home   Help Calendar Login Register Chat  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Ideas for A/C removal '74 360, all stock  (Read 389 times)
moto916
New Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


« on: May 30, 2019, 08:02:17 AM »

Hey all,  getting many different answers on this topic.  '74 Charger 360, all stock with original A/C.  I'm looking to remove the A/C and all components.  I've heard some say i need to order all new pulleys and belts, then that I only need to order a belt set from a non A/C 360, and finally I heard that I would only have to notch out one rib on the water pump housing to provide belt clearance after A/C is removed.  Anyone have experience with succesfully doing this, or concrete info?  Any help is appreciated and please don't respond with "just leave it in".  I don't want to!! Ha Ha!!!  Thanks everyone!
Logged
John_Kunkel
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 7,756



« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 11:26:09 AM »

Welcome to the board.

In general, A/C positions a lot of the belt-driven components in a different location than non-A/C, so the best advice is to acquire and install all of the non-A/C brackets, pulleys and belts.
Logged

Pardon me but my karma just ran over your dogma.
Nacho-RT74
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17,953


Tired of everything


« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 04:56:11 AM »

Everything wil depend on how correctly you wanna make it.

The correct way would be get the pulleys ( and brackets if is the case ) set.

I have known there is also a pulley and bracket piece emulating the A/C compressor without the compressor drag, replacing the compressor itself.

I can't talk a lot about small blocks thought.

Logged

Venezuelan RT 74 400 4bbl, 727, 8.75 3.23 open. Now stroked with 440 crank and 3.55 SG. Here is the History and how is actually: http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,7603.0/all.html
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,25060.0.html
moto916
New Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2019, 04:02:52 PM »

Nacho, Any idea where i would have the best chance of finding that? shruggy
Logged
elanmars
Senior Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 747



WWW
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2019, 04:19:44 PM »

Is it a working A/C, and if so, you gonna be selling it with all the components? Just wondering.
Logged

1969 Dodge Charger, pseudo General Lee., 1973 ratty Dodge Charger.

check out my photography: http://www.tomasraul.com
instagram: tomasraul
facebook: www.facebook.com/tomasraulphotography
moto916
New Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 6


« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2019, 04:51:37 PM »

Sorry not working, but if i find a way to delete it, the components are all yours!! Lol!!
Logged
Nacho-RT74
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17,953


Tired of everything


« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2019, 08:13:16 AM »

Nacho, Any idea where i would have the best chance of finding that? shruggy


Have no idea, never got the interest on remove my A/C so never have searched about. That's just something I have saw on some board
Logged

Venezuelan RT 74 400 4bbl, 727, 8.75 3.23 open. Now stroked with 440 crank and 3.55 SG. Here is the History and how is actually: http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,7603.0/all.html
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,25060.0.html
Nacho-RT74
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 17,953


Tired of everything


« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2019, 08:23:38 AM »

check this ( reply number 33 gets the parts listed )

https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/threads/318-a-c-removal.19987/page-2#post-1971279088
Logged

Venezuelan RT 74 400 4bbl, 727, 8.75 3.23 open. Now stroked with 440 crank and 3.55 SG. Here is the History and how is actually: http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,7603.0/all.html
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,25060.0.html
71charger_fan
Old Timer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 1,639


« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 11:17:16 AM »

While not cheap, a CVF pulley kit would give you everything you need in one box. I used their kit on my 400 after I just couldn't seem to get the right combination of pulleys to achieve good alignment. Here's their small block kit:
https://www.cvfracing.com/chrysler-small-block-power-steering-alternator-system-318-340-360/
Logged
EccentricMagpies
Senior Member
****
Offline Offline

Posts: 596


"She's so heavy!"


« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 07:17:30 AM »

Doing the same thing to my 360.  Only because of the Magnum heads i had replace the LAs and there is a difference to cause the bracket to mount incorrectly.
From what I can see with the non-AC brackets so far is that it matches my current non-AC 360, but then.. i haven't ordered belts yet either.
Logged

'74 Rallye 4spd (WH23L4) (1 of 94)
'74 Rallye Auto (WH23L4) (quad black)
'69 Swinger 340 - 4spd
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.046 seconds with 16 queries.