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1968-69 Ford Farilane A/C Compressor Performance Upgrade Kit V8 STAGE-1

Essential Performance Compressor Upgrade Kit. This kit is engineered for your 68-69 Fairlane with factory a/c and V8 engine that was originally equipped with a York or Tecumseh (square style) compressor. NOTE: Some models were equipped with the long-style A6 Frigidaire compressor. This kit will only work with cars that were originally equipped with the square style York or Tecumseh compressor. The original compressor mounting brackets & idler will need to be re-used.
SKU: 23-135
Make: ORIGINAL AIR
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$399.99

Our Stage 1 A/C Performance Upgrade Kit is the essential solution if you are looking to replace your original compressor with an upgraded rotary style compressor.

WHY UPGRADE?

  • Stop Annoying Shaft Seal Leaks. The original York & Tecumseh compressors have a strong tendency to leak at the shaft seal if the air-conditioning is not used on a regular basis; sometimes in as little as two weeks of non-use! This will not be a problem with the modern rotary compressor.

  • Converting to 134a? This kit includes the essential parts to convert to 134a

  • Save Horsepower. Our rotary compressor draws significantly less horsepower of stock compressor; approximately 2-4 horsepower compared with 5-10 horsepower from stock.

  • Increase Fuel Economy. Less horsepower draw means better gas-mileage.

  • Save Weight. The rotary compressor is about half the weight of stock compressor/clutch assembly.

  • Running engine at high RPM? The compressor can handle 6,000 continuous RPM!

WHAT DO I GET WITH THIS KIT?


Everything to convert from the old York/Tecumseh style compressor, to a modern rotary style compressor. Filter/Drier is NOT included. You will need to either have yours rebuild (we offer that service), or a new one will need to be obtained.  

  • Modern rotary compressor & clutch assembly.

  • Compressor Mount Adapter Bracket & Hardware - Designed to allow the new compressor to sit on the original factory A/C Compressor Mount.

  • Suction Hose with 134a Charge Port(from compressor to evaporator)*

  • Discharge Hose with 134a Charge Port (from compressor to top fitting on condenser)*

  • O-Rings & oil tube

  • All the tech support you need!

* Hoses supplied with one end open, along with the corresponding fitting and cutting/crimping instructions. Your local hydraulic shop can provide crimping services, or we can provide the crimping service for an additional fee. Instructions for both options will be included.

 

WHAT ENGINES DO THE COMPRESSOR BRACKETS FIT?

  • Any stock Ford V8 engine with the original compressor mount, idler and a/c pulleys.

  • DOES YOUR CAR HAVE A DIFFERENT ENGINE? Please send us a message for more information.

CAN I INSTALL THESE PARTS MYSELF?

  • The average hobbyist can install without difficulty. General rule of thumb is if you change your own parts, you can change these parts. 
    It is recommended, however, to have the system evacuated & charged by a professional.

  • No other specialized tools or knowledge is required for installation of parts.

***BEFORE PURCHASING***

  • +This kit is designed for use with the newer 134a refrigerant. It is important to make sure the evaporator, condenser and liquid line/hose are either changed or flushed and clean of contamination before installation and charging of the system. The filter/drier will either need to be rebuilt or replaced. We can rebuild your original filter/drier and we offer the evaporator and liquid hose new.

  • Please make sure the engine fits within the guidelines listed above.

  • Please notify us if your vehicle is modified in any way from it's factory configuration (alternative engine or pulley design, etc).

  •   The vehicle's original factory installed compressor mount bracket, idler assembly, factory A/C crank and water pump pulleys will need to be reused. If any of these parts are missing, please send us a message with detailed information so we can determine alternative options.

Our Stage 1 A/C Performance Upgrade Kit is the essential solution if you are looking to replace your original compressor with an upgraded rotary style compressor.

WHY UPGRADE?

  • Stop Annoying Shaft Seal Leaks. The original York & Tecumseh compressors have a strong tendency to leak at the shaft seal if the air-conditioning is not used on a regular basis; sometimes in as little as two weeks of non-use! This will not be a problem with the modern rotary compressor.

  • Converting to 134a? This kit includes the essential parts to convert to 134a

  • Save Horsepower. Our rotary compressor draws significantly less horsepower of stock compressor; approximately 2-4 horsepower compared with 5-10 horsepower from stock.

  • Increase Fuel Economy. Less horsepower draw means better gas-mileage.

  • Save Weight. The rotary compressor is about half the weight of stock compressor/clutch assembly.

  • Running engine at high RPM? The compressor can handle 6,000 continuous RPM!

WHAT DO I GET WITH THIS KIT?


Everything to convert from the old York/Tecumseh style compressor, to a modern rotary style compressor. Filter/Drier is NOT included. You will need to either have yours rebuild (we offer that service), or a new one will need to be obtained.  

  • Modern rotary compressor & clutch assembly.

  • Compressor Mount Adapter Bracket & Hardware - Designed to allow the new compressor to sit on the original factory A/C Compressor Mount.

  • Suction Hose with 134a Charge Port(from compressor to evaporator)*

  • Discharge Hose with 134a Charge Port (from compressor to top fitting on condenser)*

  • O-Rings & oil tube

  • All the tech support you need!

* Hoses supplied with one end open, along with the corresponding fitting and cutting/crimping instructions. Your local hydraulic shop can provide crimping services, or we can provide the crimping service for an additional fee. Instructions for both options will be included.

 

WHAT ENGINES DO THE COMPRESSOR BRACKETS FIT?

  • Any stock Ford V8 engine with the original compressor mount, idler and a/c pulleys.

  • DOES YOUR CAR HAVE A DIFFERENT ENGINE? Please send us a message for more information.

CAN I INSTALL THESE PARTS MYSELF?

  • The average hobbyist can install without difficulty. General rule of thumb is if you change your own parts, you can change these parts. 
    It is recommended, however, to have the system evacuated & charged by a professional.

  • No other specialized tools or knowledge is required for installation of parts.

***BEFORE PURCHASING***

  • +This kit is designed for use with the newer 134a refrigerant. It is important to make sure the evaporator, condenser and liquid line/hose are either changed or flushed and clean of contamination before installation and charging of the system. The filter/drier will either need to be rebuilt or replaced. We can rebuild your original filter/drier and we offer the evaporator and liquid hose new.

  • Please make sure the engine fits within the guidelines listed above.

  • Please notify us if your vehicle is modified in any way from it's factory configuration (alternative engine or pulley design, etc).

  •   The vehicle's original factory installed compressor mount bracket, idler assembly, factory A/C crank and water pump pulleys will need to be reused. If any of these parts are missing, please send us a message with detailed information so we can determine alternative options.
Products specifications
Model FAIRLANE
Years 68
Years 69
Category UPGRADE KITS
Category COMPRESSORS & PARTS
Category HOSES, FITTINGS & LINES
Category FILTER-DRIERS & ACCUMULATORS
Manufacturer FORD
Products specifications
Model FAIRLANE
Years 68
Years 69
Category UPGRADE KITS
Category COMPRESSORS & PARTS
Category HOSES, FITTINGS & LINES
Category FILTER-DRIERS & ACCUMULATORS
Manufacturer FORD
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