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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 10, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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No Clearance

Got everything put together and the front cap aligned on the 69. Now the top stainless hose on a curved neck chrome adapter is touching the double pulley on the Vintage Air compressor. Mounted on the drivers side. BB engine with a 4 core original radiator. Any ideas to get some sort of clearance? VA say they do not have a single pulley, which would solve the problem. Hoses are cut to the compressor so a longer belt would create another issue!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 10, 06:53 AM
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Re: No Clearance

Got a pic?

Does your OE radiator have a curved neck? BBs with A/C had a curved neck and also used a different hose (often listed as a "COPO hose" ), all to clear the A/C compressor.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Re: No Clearance

It is not a curved neck radiator. I used a curve neck chrome adapter on a ribbed stainless steel hose. That is one solution is to change to a curved tube from the radiator. It would be a chore at this point but eveything is when you build a custom engine compartment. I could also modify the brackets to pull it closer to the firewall. I see your belt appears to be a bit off center to the back.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 12:49 PM
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Re: No Clearance

Could just be how it appears in the pic's point of view or "parralex error".. It's not my engine, but a pic I souced as an example.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 01:27 PM
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Re: No Clearance

You might try one of the aluminum billet thermostat housing that swivel. Billet Specialities makes one and you can turn it to move the hose away from the pulley.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 10, 01:46 PM
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The belt is straight its the view at an angle with the compressor pulley above and behind the power steering belt it just looks angled. its my car .
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Thanks Mark.. It came up on a Google image search. Great example!

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