455 A/C Sanden Compressor bracket

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by LonghornSS, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Count me in for a bracket. As soon as they're available I'll take one. Thanks for making these. They're much needed.
  2. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Is there also some sort of a bracket or arm that goes from the top side of the alternator over to the
    top side of the Sanden compressor for upper support too?
    Great pictures...I must say!

    Eric /Oregon :3gears:
  3. LonghornSS

    LonghornSS Well-Known Member


    Erick there is no upper bracket between the alternator and compressor.
  4. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    So... obviously your bracket works just fine without any top side support. That is just too clean!
    Thanks again Longhorn for putting in all the time to create this bracket!
    I have my Vintage Air kit sitting in a box ready to install.
    I would be interested in talking to you about the original dash controls hook up later
    if possible.

    Eric / Oregon :3gears:
  5. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Good deal Eric. I've been waiting for you to guineas pig the vintage air for me for a long time. Lol...
    Please start a thread with lots of pics when you get started.
  6. LonghornSS

    LonghornSS Well-Known Member

  7. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Ok Todd...As soon as I get the bracket I will start taking pictures...
    It's going in my 69 convertible with my brand new 462 Stage 1 that I just got back
    last Monday.
    Longhorn is our hero if he pulls this off!

    Eric / Oregon :3gears:
  8. LonghornSS

    LonghornSS Well-Known Member

    You guys are really putting the pressure on me here...... I hope it will be everything you all imagined.
  9. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Hi Longhorn...
    Any new update on the great "Big Block Buick" a/c bracket?


    Buick Eric / Oregon :3gears:
  10. Ttype455

    Ttype455 Well-Known Member

    Any updates? I'm ready for a bracket also.
  11. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Me too
  12. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Just got to thinking...oh boy...stand back!...
    Was just wondering...what alternator bracket (lower part) works with this a/c bracket?
    Also...what water pump? Short one or long one?
    And...what pulley part numbers as there are different ones as per year of motor?
    I have pulleys for the 70 non-air or air and also pulleys for the 71 motor air type
    and an assortment of other pulleys and brackets.
    I'm sure I can make it work anyway with what I have in my parts bin but...was
    just wondering what part numbers on the pulleys (crank, water pump,and ps pump.)
    No big deal though, but the more info we have available... the easier the install.
    Thanks again from all of us, for putting this project forward.

    Buick Eric / Oregon :3gears:
  13. LonghornSS

    LonghornSS Well-Known Member

    Ok so the two builds that we did for the pulleys.
    on the first one we used TA performance BBB aluminum pulleys on the crank and water pump and a chrome dual groove alternator pulley from Powermaster.
    on the second one we used the factory BBB pulleys I believe both of these cars are short water pump cars.

    Eric when you get around to clearing out you inbox I have a PM for you.
  14. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Box cleared Longhorn "J"...
    I will let you know my findings and give you the details asap...within a week or 10 days.

    Thanks a bunch young man!

    Buick Eric / Oregon :3gears:
  15. chaosrob

    chaosrob Member

    I'd be in on this. Thank you for this Longhorn!
  16. ba3ous

    ba3ous Well-Known Member

    Any updates??:pray::pray:
  17. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Anything going on with this? It's been a while. It would be great if this worked out.
  18. Timonator

    Timonator Silver Level contributor

    I'm also interested in your progress.
  19. LonghornSS

    LonghornSS Well-Known Member

    Well guys,
    it's been a while I know but here is the scoop.

    I have sent out some PM's to the guys that sent them to me giving a quick update.

    I have had these brackets installed on 2 shop projects and they are working as expected. I have sent another to Eric in Oregon and he seams to be happy.

    I have another 2 welded and waiting to go out to members. When I hear back from these two sales on how they fit I will be glad to produce some more.
    I would like to do batches of at least 3 at a time. The price for the bracket is $200 plus shipping. Shipping to the US is seams to be between $40-45 depending where you are, A little pricy I know but they shipping coming from Canada.
    If you guys are still interested send me a PM and I will let you now how things are moving along.
  20. Todd69GS

    Todd69GS Silver Level contributor

    Just wanted to let everyone know that I received my bracket from Longhorn. It is a very nice piece that is very well constructed. Welds are solid, plates are thick and the cuts are clean. I won't be able to install until probably this winter when I order my VA kit.
    Thanks for taking this on Longhorn.

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