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Old 05-11-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default '95 L27 A/C removal.

in the next couple of days i'm going to be tearing apart the front end of my van, for a little weight reduction and to install my Oil and Transmission Coolers.

while i've got the front end off i'm going to remove my A/C condensor and test fit my intercooler (this thing might end up a turbo... you never know.) all the lines, the condenser, and the evap canister will find their way to a new home, my local junkyard where they will end up on other cars. (isn't that awesome, my yard will give me credit for parts i remove during my weight reduction projects!)

onto the question. once the whole of the A/C crap is removed i'll just be left with that deadweigh compressor hanging off the front of my motor, and i'd like to see that gone too. has anyone here removed their ac from their L27? if so what size belt did you replace yours with? with such little wrap around the WP pulley did you run into any trouble?

at this pont the only trouble i see is the relocation of a pair of vacume lines that pass through that very spot. something you guys in your little cars might not even have...
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more of an idea for the AC delete option would be a electric water pump. dont know if they have one that fits the l27s though
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you know, thats not a bad idea. i could simply use a 12v motor and a small belt, with the motor mounted where the compressor is now. then i'd have to completly re-do all the belt routing. might not be a bad idea for the S2 motor i'm going to be building later this year for the beast (got myself an i'm an *******, i bet you wish you thought of it way to make a heap of cash come december.) but for the time being it'* cheap mods to get me by.
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thats awfuly pricey for & horse. i can see using that with a built motor and i'd love to have one, but it seems a little high for my budget, unless i nab some rich yuppie mom with a spoiled rotten kid.

here'* a tip. reserve a PS3 as soon as you can, pay for it in advance pick it up on the launch day and sit on it till the second week of december. then e-bay the bitch. last year the X-box 360'* were e-bay'ing for over $3500, one went as high as $10K.
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A 72 or 73 inch belt will bypass the AC, I don't remember which.
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i went ahead and threw the 72 incher (Dayco PT# 5060720) on there and it fit like a glove. i don't know if it'* the butt dyno or not but i do feel a little bit better throttle response from the decreased paracidic loss. power wise it probably doesn't make anything, but it'll be nice to drop the weight of the compressor.

those two vacume lines however proved to be a pain in the rear. they go right through where the belt wants to go. so i'm going to have to get some plastic tubing and fab up a new set of lines that go someplace else.

overall not a bad mod for $25 thanks guys.
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