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AC Pump Bracket Removal Question


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1039960 posted 12/14/11 03:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I've got all the AC components removed from the car, save for the AC pump bracket. The bracket is actually bolted on to the intermediate driveshaft bracket, and takes up a good amount of space. I know I have to fill that space after removal with washers, but I was just wondering how many washers I should use and if anyone has done this recently?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1039964 posted 12/14/11 03:45 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If you aren't planning on doing anything with your old AC bracket I recommend cutting off the ear that the stud passes through. Voila, exactly correct washer. I would becareful if you decide to use actual washers. Try to match the thickness of the bracket very carefully. The alignment is very important (IMO).



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1039978 posted 12/14/11 04:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I found that the intake/exhaust "spreader" washers from a 258 in-line 6 1980 AMC Eagle are exactly the same thickness as the AC bracket and work perfectly align the drivers side shaft.

That was a fun little tank, err, I mean car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1039981 posted 12/14/11 05:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I was able to locate enough washers to match the thickness of the bracket. Without a micrometer, it's as close as I could get it. I totally agree with the alignment concern...that's why I got it as close as humanly possible. Thanks fellas.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1039982 posted 12/14/11 05:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
*Also that was one beefcake bracket.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040083 posted 12/15/11 01:49 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
If your not very happy with the washers you can always buy this part number from your local dealer mb297732 its an actual spacer Mitsubishi made for such a case

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040130 posted 12/15/11 10:01 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^Nice find. Depending on price I may get this, you know what with keeping it up to spec and all. It's easy enough to swap in with all that AC junk out of the way.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040136 posted 12/15/11 10:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Using multiple washers in that spot is one of the most PITA things to do. imo. Although it works fine, they always fall off the bolt before it gets started.. Just a warning lol



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040306 posted 12/15/11 09:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have heard that using non-hardened washers can cause issues with permanent retention of the intermediate shaft mounting bolts.
This was anecdotal evidence from members on various sites, but could stand to reason that proper parts = proper function - permanently.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040332 posted 12/15/11 11:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting Adorsey:

Using multiple washers in that spot is one of the most PITA things to do. imo. Although it works fine, they always fall off the bolt before it gets started.. Just a warning lol




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040336 posted 12/16/11 12:03 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How heavy would you say the bracket is? - When I deleted my AC, I just left it in, telling myself that it wasn't worth the trouble trying to find a replacement spacer, and that leaving it helped with block strength (which is bull, but I convinced myself, heh)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040347 posted 12/16/11 01:11 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Added block strength? No.

Weight, I would say it is 2-3 pounds.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040351 posted 12/16/11 01:51 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
hmm - I'd say bear the extra 3 pounds and keep the spacing correct, rather than risk stacked washers

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040437 posted 12/16/11 01:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Just ordered the spacer from Mitsu for right around $5.00. Also the bracket and bolts weighs 3.8 lbs. So removing that = race car.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1040438 posted 12/16/11 01:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
proper factory spacer = win

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