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New A/C Kit in 1967 with 1988 engine?

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Posted: 11/20/11 11:23 AM

I have a 1967 coupe with a swapped out 1988 5.0 HO.  I want to install a A/C & Heater kit.  All the aftermarket kits I see specify 289 or 302 engines. I checked out the ones on dallasmustang.com.  What kind of kit am I looking for?  I want as close to OEM look as possible on the surface.  I'm fine with an under dash install.  

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Posted: 11/20/11 04:08 PM

a few things....

did you swap in an 88 5.0 or swap one out?? installing the proper 289????

if  you swapped in the 88 five oh.. HO..   did you install all 1967 the brackets. . timing cover. oil pan. oil pump pick up..  alternator, power steering pump from the 67 motor.. what did you do about the different balance weight of the damper..  

the 67 motor has a conventional pump and timing cover.. the 88 motor has a reverse rotation water pump and timing cover..

28 ounce inch verses 50 oz inch crank weighting..  there are harmonic dampers for the swap...

the 67 used a york vertical compressor..  many of the kits use the later model multi piston axial compressors..

how original are you going to want it to look under the hood..  

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Posted: 11/21/11 07:14 AM

As wayne elluded to, the 5.0 uses a Nippendso axial multi-piston compressor. These are MUCH more efficient than the old York/Techumseh units. Unless you're looking for 100 percent originality under the hood, I'd keep the stock 5.0's compressor, add the under dash assembly (the full unit, not a hang on setup) and then just have custom hoses made to attach to the late-model compressor. Been done many times.

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Posted: 11/21/11 03:29 PM

I didn't do the swap.  The existing engine is the 88 5.0 HO.  My understanding is the current heating only system is non functional.  I've seen plenty of kits that are clean swaps but non for this setup.  Besides needing A/C for the summers in texas, the NADA book adds 15% to value for A/C & Heat.  I'm willing to drop 1500.  I'll get lost in the details and specifics.  I just want to know if it can be done cleanly with an OEM looking result.  

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