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81 Brat A/C condensor identification?

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#1 Don_Quixpunch


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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:15 PM

So I'm wanting to rip the A/C outta my 81 Brat. And I have it on good authority that it's worth saving and passing on. My guess is that somebody who wants it would really want to know if it works.

I have no idea if it still works or not. It's got refrigerant still, but no belt. I went shopping for a belt, but it seems there are two possible condensers and they use different belts. I checked for a name, but it wasn't Nippondenso or Hitachi. Does anybody know where I can find something like pictures, identifying marks, or even pulley sizes so I can nail down which belt I need?

Also, if anybody is interested in having it, as soon as I know if it works or not, I'm going to tear the whole thing out and list it here.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:45 PM

Use the string measuring method, get a piece of string and wrap it around where the belt will go, measure that, and that's the size belt you need.

Since it's an 81 brat, the compressor could be a York unit. Is it a large, kinda square looking unit with lines coming out the top? If so it's a York.


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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:12 AM

Dhoh. Why didn't I think of that? It is fairly large and squarish. I'll measure anyway. Thanks for the input.

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:11 PM

like this?

If so, it's a mini york 206.

Hope that helps

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:55 PM

My compressor is the same shape and size, but the hoses connect to the back. But I measured around the pulleys, and I'll just buy the 45 inch belt. That should tell me which compressor I have too.

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:40 PM

If it will fit in my 79 brat(if all the a/c parts are compatible from an 81 with a 79 brat) I will love to have the parts. Is your 81 a dl with 1.6l or a gl with a 1.8l engine???

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 08:57 PM

My 81 is a GL and has a 1.8.

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