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Offline socalgt

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1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« on: September 24, 2017, 10:50:11 PM »
Would a '66 San Jose built(April) car  with factory a/c have received a York or Tecumseh a/c compressor on the assembly line?

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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2017, 11:43:50 PM »
The heavy one!!   :)
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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 10:15:57 PM »
My car is much earlier - Sept./Oct. '65 build - and has the compressor shown below.  Can you tell which manufacturer just by looking?

Jim
'66 GT FB, '69 CJ Grande

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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 10:44:20 PM »
Tecumseh should be cast iron while the York is aluminum.  That looks like the Tecumseh model
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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 11:04:32 PM »
Believe that for the early years the Tecumseh was what was installed on the line while the aluminum York was often included the "kit" and as a serivce part. Lighter (cheaper shipping) and would not surface rust sitting on the shelf plus it matches the original cars documented
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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2017, 09:39:27 AM »
The heavy one!!   :)

OK, didn't know the York was aluminum.  Now I understand  ;)
Jim
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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 09:29:53 AM »
Is a "four seasons" compressor the same as Tecumseh?

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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 12:37:31 PM »
Is a "four seasons" compressor the same as Tecumseh?
??? not heard that one before.
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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 02:38:02 PM »
Is a "four seasons" compressor the same as Tecumseh?

Four Seasons is a rebuilder, not a manufacturer.
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Re: 1966 San Jose build 289 compressor manufacturer
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 08:56:47 AM »
I see a lot of what appear to be original, Tecumseh compressors advertised as "four seasons"...didn't realize that was the rebuilder's name.