Engine Size: 2.9
Refrigerant Type: R-12
I'm interested in doing an engine swap on a Volvo '92 960 that I have with a bum motor. One of the issues is going to be going from a serpentine belt arrangement to a v-belt.
I would like to leave the a/c system in the car along with the compressor unopened so as to not have to discharge the system. I don't have access to an R-12 machine and don't want to loose the stuff. I've swapped numerous engines before and just left the compressor in the car and this usually works fine, but I need to swap over to a v-belt pulley on the compressor. Do the pulley/clutch assemblies simply swap over? I've never had to replace a clutch before, so I'm a little in the dark here.
Here are some photos of what I'm looking at.
Edited: Wed April 04, 2012 at 1:28 PM by wrenwright
Might be able to use the 4 digit identification numbers on the compressors to see if the different clutch assembles with bolt on.
Most likely different splines.
How about putting a Sanden v-belt clutch on it? I've got a Sanden 240 compressor around the shop that I could snag if it's possible to use.
Swapping a different Sanden clutch on it would likely work just fine as long as the compressor mounting bracket on the other engine accepts that same compressor body. In my research for the Sanden application for my old Mazda PU, I was told that Sanden clutches were interchangeable.
I'm fairly certain that the mounting brackets are the same, but I can verify as I have a spare 960 compressor that I can try on the new engine's mounting bracket.
As long as you stay with the same body, IE SD 508. You should be able to swap clutch's. Now will it live up correctly is another thing you will have to look at.
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