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Changing a V-Belt Compressor to Serpentine

Just curious, I have my Vintage Air Sanden compressor (Model #S6668) and I'm at this point toying with the idea of going serpentine. I've never dealt with compressors so I'm wondering... if the Compressor would fit the serpentine brackets, how much trouble is it to remove the V-Belt pulley and install the serpentine? Is it just unbolting and using a puller?

My other option is to sell it and buy one that's setup with a serpentine pulley. The picture showing it setup in the car is from one of the FB groups, the guys had it installed for a while and said its worked out great.

Have to figure out if I can get a water pump pulley that takes a regular fan.
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Re: Changing a V-Belt Compressor to Serpentine

A lot of views, no comments? Oh well, I have another related question. The aforementioned Billet Serpentine kit pictured above requires the use of a short water pump. I'm curious if there's any kind of performance/efficiency hit when going from a long water pump to a short pump? Also, there's so many different aftermarket pumps available with all kinds of claims of "high flow" or "high efficiency" and I'm curious if it's just BS, hype, or true?

Somewhat related, I'm also wondering about going to an eFan if necessary for some unknown reason, so for those who run an eFan, are you using a single 16" fan or a dual fan setup?

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Re: Changing a V-Belt Compressor to Serpentine

SERP conversion kits are a good way to go

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Re: Changing a V-Belt Compressor to Serpentine

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SERP conversion kits are a good way to go
John... the V-belt BBC/long pump bracketry from Vintage is a little scary looking, puts the compressor and alternator way out there out past the valve covers. I'm not looking to spend $1500-$2500 on a polished Billet Serpentine kit from March or Billet Specialties. There are other options, including adapting stock Chevy SBC Serpentine brackets by using adapters from QuikPerformance. Just about every lower cost approach requires a short water pump, and that's why I'm asking about whether a short pump is a downgrade in any way.

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