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General Motors Compressor Upgrade Kit

Are you tired of that huge, clunky, horsepower-stealing A5 or A6 compressor sitting on your engine and stealing its thunder? You're not alone.

Our Sanden-style compressor conversion kits will not only help you save on horsepower, give you better fuel economy and performance, operate at a continuous duty rating of 6,000 RPM and save half the weight of the stock compressor, but they’ll look cool and keep you cool in the process as well! It's also a great way to start in converting your air conditioning system from R12 to 134a! More on Converting to 134a!

Why Upgrade Your GM A/C Compressor?

  • Eliminates rumble, vibration and belt slap
  • 6,000 RPM continuous duty rating
  • Less horsepower, better fuel economy and performance
  • Easy to install with NO modifications to car
  • Half the weight & bulk of stock compressor
  • Clean & attractive under-hood appearance

Shown installed on a 70 Chevelle

69-72 Chevelle Kit Shown (CAA Part #23-224)

High horsepower engines? No problem! Sanden-style’s high efficiency compressors have a continuous duty rating of 6,000 rpm and require an insignificant amount of power to turn. Stock compressors can handle much less RPM. Build up your engine and rev it up to leave someone in the dust and your stock compressor could lock up.

134a Conversion Kits are identical to the R12 Kit except supplied with a 134a compressor and proper hose fittings for system charging. 134a removes a higher heat load from the interior, so it is extremely important for the fan clutch and condenser to be in excellent condition on any 134a conversion. More on Converting to 134a!

If you drive your GM daily, then our extremely popular Sanden-style conversion is a must have option for your factory A/C system.

Kits include:

  • Sanden-style compressor
  • Compressor mount brackets (Alan Grove brackets are available for most standard V8 Small Block and Big Block engines. Additional engine pulleys may be necessary)
  • Compressor hoses
  • O-Rings
  • Hardware
  • Filter-drier or accumulator
  • A VIR rebuild kit is provided in 1973-76 models that use a VIR. (VIR kit includes desiccant bag, sight-glass, sight-glass nut, o-rings & Teflon washer)

Excellent attention to detail makes for a very attractive under-hood appearance and an easy installation. Call or email us to find out how to upgrade your compressor!

NOTE:

Chevy engines with power steering will require 3 grooves on the crank pulley and 2 grooves on the water pump pulley

Chevy engines without power steering will require 2 grooves on each of the crank pulley & water pump pulley

Most Chevy engines with long water pump & driver’s side mounted compressor also require 2 grooves on the power steering pulley.

Model Specific Compressor Upgrade Kits for:

Chevrolet

1962-63

1964

1965-66

1967

1968

1969-73

1977-81


Camaro

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971-73

1974-76

1977-81


Chevelle-El Camino

1964-65

1966

1967

1968

1969-72

1973

1974-76

1977


Corvette

1963

1964-66

1967

1968

1969-72

1973-76

1977-82


Nova-Chevy II

1968

1969-early 74

Late 1974-76

1977-79


Monte Carlo

1970-72

1973

1974-76

1977


Chevy-GMC Truck

1967

1968-71

1972

1973-80


GTO-Lemans-Tempest

1964-65

1966-67

1968-72

1973-75

1976

1977


Grand Prix

1964-67

1968-72

1973-75

1976

1977


Firebird-Trans Am

1967

1968

1969

1970-71

1972-73

1974-76

1977-81


Cutlass-422

1968-72


Custom Kits for other GM Vehicles Available Upon Request

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