Mechanics

WILL AN A/C CLUTCH FOR A FORD GALAXIE FIT A ?

1968 Mercury Montclair • 30 miles

I found a new a/c compressor. But it came without the clutch. And the clutch seems to be impossible to find. So will an 1/c clutch for a 1968 galaxie fit a 1968 mercury montclair?
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Dpbrown
April 21, 2012.



Your best shot here is to consult with an auto HVAC system specialist- it should, they both used York type compressors so shaft size should be about the same. The difference would be in circumference of the clutch itself. Make sure field coil to activate clutch will fit in/on clutch/compressor.


Rasmataz
Apr 21, 2012.
Ok. Thanks. But. Doesn't a HVAC specialist work on home and office A/C and heating?


Tiny
Dpbrown
Apr 21, 2012.
Its all the same fundamentals-if you prefer go see an auto AC Technician.


Rasmataz
Apr 21, 2012.
YOU COULD POSSIBLY LOOK UP BOTH VEHICLES AT POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE. SEE IF THE PART NUMBERS ARE THE SAME

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Apr 21, 2012.
I MEANT TO ADD---"ONLINE"

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Apr 21, 2012.
Thanks CJ Medevac. That was the light bulb advice I have been needing for 2weeks now. The 68 Ford Galaxie and the Mecury Montclair have the same a/c compressor and clutch. Found it. Ordered it. Hope its all good.

Thanks Alot.


Tiny
Dpbrown
Apr 22, 2012.
Just while its on my mind. Would you happen to know a round figure$$ as to get that car under coated underneath.A guy told me once I could take it where they spray truck bed liners. Its not rusted out. But its a 68.

Thanks


Tiny
Dpbrown
Apr 22, 2012.
DO IT THE RURAL ROUTE WAY

GRAB YOU A CASE OR MORE OF ONE OF THESE (YOU CAN ALWAYS TAKE THE EXTRA CANS BACK--IT'S A PAIN TO HAVE TO GO BACK FOR MORE)

STRADDLE A DITCH (THE OLE TIME COUNTRY BOY METHOD TO CHANGE YOUR OIL)---SPRAY AWAY!

BUT EVEN MORE/ BETTER HIGH TECH---FIND ONE OF THEM WAY OUT MA AND POP, USED TO BE FULL SERVICE STATIONS, THAT HAS A LIFT OF SOME SORT. ASK 'EM IF YOU CAN USE OR RENT IT FOR A FEW HOURS DURING THEIR SLOW/ DOWN TIME. DIPLOMACY AND EVEN A COOL SOFT DRINK MAY GET YOU IN THE AIR FOR FREE.

SOME PAINTERS TAPE--RAGS AND SOME SOLVENT (GAS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE) MIGHT TAKE OFF ANY OVER SPRAY THAT MIGHT HAPPEN IN THE WRONG PLACE

I PROMOTE DIY WHENEVER IT IS FEASIBLE.I STARTED OUT WITH MY 1ST OF SEVEN JEEPS AND A CHILTON'S REPAIR MANUAL. IF THIS UNDERCOAT JOB IS NOT DONE TO YOUR SATISFACTION. YOU WILL KNOW WHO TO BLAME (NOT ME! LOL)

I HAVE A GOOD MECHANICAL BACKGROUND-AIRBORNE RANGER FOR 4 YEARS --AND NOW HAVE BEEN A PLUMBER FOR 21 YEARS.I FIX 99% OF MY OWN MACHINES (SHORT OF AN AUTOMATIC TRANNY OR WHEEL ALIGNMENTS)

EVEN BEING SORTA OLD FASHIONED, HERE'S A FEW OTHER HINTS FOR YOU

TYPE IN "HOW TO ______" ON YOU TUBE, AND YOU CAN MAKE OR FIX SO MANY THINGS

ANOTHER.

ON A NEW TAB TYPE IN "PROMO CODES FOR ______", PICK THRU 'EM, FIND THE BEST DEAL

. THEN GO TO THE ONLINE STORE (SUCH AS ADVANCE AUTO) PUT IN YOUR CARS INFORMATION, FIND THE STUFF YOU WANT ONLINE (LIKE A CAR BATTERY OR ANYTHING) STICK IN THE PROMO CODE JUST BEFORE YOU CHECKOUT. PAY ON-LINE. PRINT YOUR RECEIPT

THEN YOU GO PICK YOUR STUFF AT THE STORE YOU WOULDA WENT TO AT FULL PRICE. YOU CAN SAVE MEGA BUCKS DOING IT THIS WAY.

PIC BELOW IS MY '46 WILLYS, I RESURRECTED (HIS NAME IS "WILLY")---I GAVE $100 FOR HIM TO START, THE ONLY THINGS USABLE TO REBUILD WERE THE WINDSHIELD FRAME, ENGINE LAYING IN THE BACK, AND THE DRIVE TRAIN---BODY WAS THROWN AWAY DUE TO YEARS OF H. ELL DAMAGE AND RUST, HAD TO WIRE IT 100%. THIS WAS MY 1ST FULL RESTORATION.I DID IT ALL BY MYSELF, AT 27 YEARS OLD (1990) MINUS ENGINE MACHINING AND THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT

WHAT I'M SAYING IS. DON'T PAY SOMEBODY ELSE AND SELL YOURSELF SHORT!

SURELY THE UNDERCOAT JOB YOU HAVE. SHOULD BE DONE BY YOU, AND OTHER STUFF TOO. WILL GIVE YOU A WARM FUZZY INSIDE!

I'LL ATTEMPT TO HELP YOU ANY WAY I CAN--JUST ASK

WHAT'S YOUR TAKE ON ALL OF THIS?

SORRY IF MY GRAMMAR WAS LACKING

THE MEDIC


Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
Apr 22, 2012.