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72 280se 4.5 Receiver/Dryer Substitute

As the correct receiver/dryer for this model is no longer available, does anyone have a suggestion for another?

The 4.5 liter 280se requires a vertically positioned 11"x2" (approx) receiver/dryer that mounts to the right of the condenser in front of the radiator.

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The compressor and the rest of the associated hardware are used in GM products of that vintrage, assuming this is the 280 SE 4.5 L. So a dryer for let's say a 1973 impala should work.
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Thanks a bunch! I'm off to my local CarQuest.
BTW-My 88 Jag XJS is exactly the same scenario. Beside the AC, even a lot of the drive-line components are GM spec.
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In many of the Jags, one can swap in a chevy V-8 without having to change mounts.
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