Looking for pics of an AC Drier Condenser setup to help me setup mine

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by Utah455, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    I am trying to mount the AC drier to my condenser and was looking for reference pictures of someone who has it already mounted. Mine is a 70 GS 455 but I would think 70-72 or a 350 motor setup should be similar.

    I figured the drier lines would mount Parallel to condenser for the lines to match up, but it seems the drier needs to be angled so that the line from the compressor can get to it thru the core support. So not sure how to angle the drier.

    If anyone can take a picture or has a picture of their AC setup of the front side of the drier and the back side in the engine bay (similar to my pics). And maybe how that big muffler mounts or sits in the fender well too.

    Thanks
    Nick

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  2. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Here is my set up currently. Took the compressor and top line off last year, but this crappy virus has put re-assembly on hold. Maybe this pic will help. It is a 71 (with 72 cross braces.. don't look at those :)). And it needs a bath!

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  3. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    Thanks @Dr. Roger Looks like I might have my drier installed backwards. I have mine mounted with the bracket screws on the right. It looks like yours is mounted with the bracket screws to the left.
     
  4. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    Yep, looks that way.
     
  5. Utah455

    Utah455 Well-Known Member

    Well, it’s flipped around and I guess I need to get a tubing bender. The line from the condenser to the drier needs to be tweaked and don’t want to crack it. The line seemed to fit better when the drier was in backwards but then the line from the AC expansion valve didn’t fit. :(

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  6. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    That sucks. You can probably bend it by hand most of the way, but don't crack it as you'll have to get it soldered back. Might try loosing the clip holding it to the condenser to give you a little more slack.
     

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