A/C Delete Alternator Bracket Replacement

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Electra Bob, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    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.

  2. Brad W

    Brad W Miles from nowhere...

    Looks great! you did it the smart way by using the correct bracket for you alternator. I did it the not so smart way. I "modified" the old bracket so it look better and becouse I didn't want to spend any money, and not two week later some one from this forum wanted to buy the old bracket! he saw I posted that I removed the A/C and he needed a one. Dumb of me....

    His name is Rick he goes by rjm. he may still be in need for one.

  3. OH stage one

    OH stage one GS JEFF

    I can find no mention on T/A website for this bracket where did you get it and how much did it cost ?
  4. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    $70 TA's website needs updating, calling them up is best
  5. Electra Bob

    Electra Bob Well-Known Member

    As hugger suggests - calling is best.

    TA doesn't do online ordering but I'm OK with that if they continue to turn out quality parts.

    I survived long before the interwebs. Phones and personal interaction still work :)


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