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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas, and all the other holidays for those who are offended by Christmas.

Any way,

My 87 Wrang came with Air Conditioning. I have never used it. I was replacing my heater core and had to drop the AC unit to get the heater housing out. I really do not want to put it back on. If I do not put it back on, then why not take the compressor off?

All I would have to do is get a smaller belt, right? The path of the belt would interfere with coolant hoses coming out of the thermestat housing.

I guess I could leave the compressor on there, but that is a bunch of extra weight I am tring to get rid of.

Y'all have any ideas?

Thanks,

Chuck
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Re: Air Conditioning

Turn it into an under dash auxiliary heater... that's what I did with mine.
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Re: Air Conditioning

There is probably a bracket and idler pulley that went onto the non-AC engines. See if a friendly dealer can get it for not too much. Or cruise junkyards looking for a Jeep without AC. That's a pretty skinny chance, though. If you can't find the factory part you'll have to fab up a bracket.

What kind of compressor is it? Maybe you could turn it into an air compressor.
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I cannot believe you want to disconnect the a/c. around here they will kill you for the a/c. If you dont want it. do not disconnect it. when it time to sell. just the ac will raise the price a thousand.
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I am just a simple caveman Jeeper. I am not familiar with this "Air Conditioning" you speak of.
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Air Conditioning? What is that?

How about On Board Air?
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Re: Air Conditioning

Ok, so I have an onboard air auxilliary heater caveman jeep option.

I think I can do that,

Thanks again, and have a great Chrismahanaquanzicablah.

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Re: Air Conditioning

Chuck:
I am in the same position as you. Pulled the heater unit out and wrestled the ac system the entire time. Same thought - never use, why keep it? I have a mighty 4cyl - so even if I had a roof on in the summer, the ac would cut my hp in half to 40. So, I never use it.

I want to pull it out but I don't know how to remove it correctly (yet). Can I just discharge it freely since its R134?
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