The car was a non a/c car, and I did not add it. If I did want a/c, the compressor...as it sits in the Z28 version bracketry, will not clear the A-Arms on our cars. Rather, you need to swich to Corvette accessory layout which mounts everything up high.
As far as the motor mounts, my LT1 literally just dropped right into the car.
I'm using the original '67 mounts...just cleaned and powder coated.
The hardest "physical" part of the project was the Richmond 6 speed. Had to modify the hole in the floor, as well as get a new driveshaft to accomodate the new length of the tranny.
I did use the original '67 bell housing, as it bolted right up to the new LT1.
To swing this back to an electrical topic
, I axed the old original rusted out, full of resistance body wiring harness and underdash block.
I installed a new Painless wiring harness. It really cleans thing up and all my lights are bright, and no dimming or turn signal dancing. Plus, I like blade fuses.
I know, next question "how did you do the RS headlight harness?"
I had a brand new front light harness for RS cars from Classic Industries. Since it was lal replaced by the Painless system, I very carefully unwrapped the Classic harness, and found that all the wiring for the RS is completely separate. So, I carefully removed this fromt he front light harness from Classic.
This left me with the entire wiring setup for the RS system.
After that, it was a matter of plugging things into the proper relays (let's not talk about that right now), the limit swithes, the motors, and finally the under dash connector.
Anyway, I obviously like the Painless system. One nice feature is the "coil" fuse in the panel. Pull this, and no one's starting your car. Also they use a 50amp MaxiFuse instead of a fuseable link. I have mine hidden, so I can really shut things down and make it a bit harder for somoene to jump in a hotwire the car.
Have a good day,
'67 SS/RS w/'97 LT1 and more...