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Choosing My New Compressor

drcliff on Thu September 23, 2010 12:21 PM User is offline

Year: 1964
Make: Lincoln
Model: Continental
Engine Size: 430
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Country of Origin: United States

My 1964 Lincoln Continental is my daily driver, not a show car or parade car. I put 8k miles on it last year. The system was retro'd to 134 at some point, god knows when. It's never cooled well and recently stopped altogether. I pulled the OE York compressor and its oil is a lovely golden brown. There's also a nice coating of fix-a-leak everywhere I can see. SOOOO... it's time for a new system.

I'm married to an OEM replacement evaporator, because it has to fit in the airbox. A huge parallel-row condenser is in order, and now I have to pick a compressor. (The old York is going on my F350 to provide onboard compressed air). I'm willing and able to fabricate mounts, and I'm sure any modern unit will easily fit in the huge York's space. So the field is WIDE OPEN.

Here's my 'wish list':
1. Big. The York was 10 c.i. or 165 cc displacement. I'm cooling a 5500lb tank.
2. Quiet. The York was significantly louder than the engine at idle.
3. Efficient. I'm open to using variable-displacement, scroll design, anything really, as long as no electronic control is required.
4. V-belt clutch.
5. Direct-mount would be easier to place than ear-mount.

So far I'm coming up with a Sanden 4419. Any other good candidates? Thanks in advance.

robs on Thu September 23, 2010 2:41 PM User is offlineView users profile

How about going with a YORK to SANDEN/SELTEC MOUNT and a V-BELT SELTEC COMPRESSOR? Will have to modify hoses, but you are already doing that to accommodate the new condenser right?

bohica2xo on Thu September 23, 2010 3:14 PM User is offline

Delphi V7.

179 cc /rev @ maximum displacement. No other controls required to prevent evaporator icing.

Swap the "V" belt pulley from a V5 compressor onto a fresh V7, and never look back. One wire for the clutch, no temp sensors, no POA valves etc.

Available as a direct mount or ear mount.

B.

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~ Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446.

Edited: Thu September 23, 2010 at 3:15 PM by bohica2xo

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