Adding A/C, need help with brackets, pulleys, belts

Technical Question and Answer - On topic to 71-74 Plymouth B-bodies only.

Moderator: Site Administrators

Post Reply
71Satellite98661
GTX (RS)
Posts: 273
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:14 pm
My Cars: 71 Satellite
70 Challenger
07 300C SRT8
13 Ram C/V (Caravan) work-issued
Location: Vancouver, WA

Adding A/C, need help with brackets, pulleys, belts

Post by 71Satellite98661 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:54 pm

Hi all, I'm adding A/C back to my factory air 71 with 440 and need a good diagram or photos of the final product, specifically the alternator mount/bracket(s), strap, idler pulley and belts. I have an alternator strap which is 13-3/8" in overall length. I also have a cast iron alternator mount which bolts to the RH cylinder head. This seems to put the alternator way out towards the RH fender. I hope I don't have C-body parts or something! I also have an two idler pulleys; (1) is heavy cast, the other seems to be stamped steel, not sure which is correct for 71. Any help appreciated!

moparmarks
Satellite Sebring Plus (RP)
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:21 pm
Location: Grand Jct Colorado

Re: Adding A/C, need help with brackets, pulleys, belts

Post by moparmarks » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:44 am

Here is the setup.
Attachments
weddingetc 114.jpg
Southwestern Sheet Metal
71-4 B-body

moparmarks
Satellite Sebring Plus (RP)
Posts: 78
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:21 pm
Location: Grand Jct Colorado

Re: Adding A/C, need help with brackets, pulleys, belts

Post by moparmarks » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:48 am

The Alt. bracket goes to the motor mount. 440 does not use the little black bracket mounted to the front of the right head.
Attachments
brackets 71 383 ac 3.jpg
Southwestern Sheet Metal
71-4 B-body

Post Reply