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Old 06-11-2018, 04:22 PM   #1
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Vortec 350 ac retro fit

Has anyone swapped in the 96-01 serp brackets and made the AC work?
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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Re: Vortec 350 ac retro fit

I bought a universal hose kit (fittings and hoses) with the compressor fitting from Vintage Air, made up the lines, and had them crimped at a local hydraulic hose shop. You need to 'clock' the hose to the fittings with masking tape and marker if they aren't straight fittings. Also a good time to change your drier and orifice tube.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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Re: Vortec 350 ac retro fit

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Has anyone swapped in the 96-01 serp brackets and made the AC work?
didnt 4.3 use same brackets from 96+? if so 96-13 then i think with better alt probably
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Re: Vortec 350 ac retro fit

I went to the pull-a-part and got the top section of the hoses from a balzer. Then I had a local radiator shop weld on some crimp fittings so I could run them down and under the radiator.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:33 PM   #5
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didnt 4.3 use same brackets from 96+? if so 96-13 then i think with better alt probably

I use the AD244 140A from a 2000-2005 suburban/tahoe. It bolts right in and uses the same plug as a CS130D that was normally on these setups
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