I decided to remove the A/C system from my '72 Electra for several reasons: 1 - Future projects would require its removal 2 - It's a four door hardtop - natural air conditioning! 3 - It wasn't working any way Went to a local mechanic to have him do an environmentally friendly discharge of any leftover refrigerant. He said he could not use the usual equipment and risk mixing R22 with the new stuff. However, he cracked a bleed valve on the system and deduced there was no pressure and unlikely there was much, if any, refrigerant left. Safe to go ahead and strip the system. Well the removal went fine but I could not believe the weight of the compressor! Took pictures of the process and safely stored all the parts should a future owner wish to restore to original. I was left with a much less crowded engine bay but an ugly looking alternator bracket with the extensions for the compressor mount. Luckily, TA Performance Products offer an aluminum A/C delete replacement bracket. Part number TA 8020. It's a simple swap out job. Don't forget to disconnect the battery as the booted terminal is live. You'll also need a 2" bolt to replace the shorter stock lower mounting bolt. Well, a picture speaks a thousand words so here are a few of the before, during and after. I think you'll agree the end result is much nicer.