360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

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360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by j10builder » Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:24 am

Rebuilding the 1980 360 out of my J10. This one didn't have a/c but I live in the South and have become spoiled by cool air in summer over the years and I WILL have A/C. I plan to use BJ's setup so I bought a stock aluminum compressor bracket and a large triangular steel bracket. The seller assured me were correct for my year and I'm fairly sure they are. For the life of me I can't find a parts diagram or photos of how the stock alternator mounts are configured with the compressor mount :banghead: All I can find are images of modified setups. Any resource material, diagrams, pictures, or crayon drawings would be appreciated. My OCD won't let me finish putting this thing together until I've got this challenge worked out. Thanks

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Re: 360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by TheBeefChief79 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:08 pm

If you would like when I get home later today i can take some pictures of my brothers setup on his j10. I dont think he modified anything on it, im pretty sure he got it the brackets and everything out of the junkyard and put it on. if i remember correctly his hoses and lines arent hooked up but everything is all mounted in place. just let me know if there is any specific pictures i could provide that may help, his a a 1974 j10 and but i assume they are the same. http://theamcforum.com/forum/360-w-add- ... 94067.html is a link to pictures of ac brackets on a javelin. not sure if it applies or not.
Current Jeeps : 1973 cj5, 1979 cherokee chief, 1969 wagoneer
past Jeeps : 1975 j10, 1977 cherokee chief

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Re: 360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by tgreese » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:00 pm

There are two styles of air conditioning that could come on a 1980: factory air and "American Air' (dealer installed). The factory air for '76 up does have a big aluminum bracket and a triangular steel bracket. The parts book shows it, but it does not have a picture of it that includes the alternator mounting. I can take a picture of my '82 if it's the same. Dark now ... tomorrow.
Tim Reese
Maine beekeeper's truck: '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS/PDB, hubcaps.
Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination A/Ts, 7600 GVWR
Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
GTI without the badges: '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
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Re: 360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by j10builder » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:37 pm

Thanks to both of you. I'll take all the photo info I can get! Now it's time to bolt the heads on. Here goes (ahem) nothin

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Re: 360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by tgreese » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:48 am

Ok, some pics. I post links because I left them full resolution, which should help you to see what's there.

https://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/~reese/ ... ml/AC1.jpg
https://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/~reese/ ... ml/AC2.jpg
https://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/~reese/ ... ml/AC3.jpg
Tim Reese
Maine beekeeper's truck: '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS/PDB, hubcaps.
Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination A/Ts, 7600 GVWR
Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
GTI without the badges: '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
Dual Everything: '15 FCA Jeep Cherokee KL Trailhawk, ECO Green


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Re: 360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by j10builder » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:06 pm

Thanks Tim! Super helpful, one of the brackets I have is wrong. There's another ebay purchase in my near future.

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Re: 360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by tgreese » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:47 am

This may help -

Image

Not strictly correct, since this shows the Motorcraft alternator which ended in '77. You should have the Delco used '78 on, where the bolt comes into the adjustment bracket from the front like in my pics above.
Tim Reese
Maine beekeeper's truck: '77 J10 LWB, 258/T15/D20/3.54 bone stock, low options (delete radio), PS/PDB, hubcaps.
Browless and proud: '82 J20 360/T18/NP208/3.73, Destination A/Ts, 7600 GVWR
Copper Polly: '75 CJ-6, 304/T15, PS, BFG KM2s, soft top
GTI without the badges: '95 VW Golf Sport 2000cc 2D
Dual Everything: '15 FCA Jeep Cherokee KL Trailhawk, ECO Green


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Re: 360 stock compressor and alternator mount help

Post by j10builder » Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:22 am

I've only seen blurry copies of that photo. Much appreciated. I'll be looking for 3.018-1 and -8 if anyone has those laying around.

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