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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-07-2016, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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I believe these cars came with a York a/c. Is it possible to install a centrifugal like a Sanden? Is a brackets available? I did the swap on my 6.3 but it is a different motor.

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Looks like this may work.
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Pretty common upgrade. Did it on a couple of cars I've owned. '71 220, '73 220D, '73 280C and planning on doing it to my '74 280C.

It makes a world of difference regarding power drain. The York does a fine job but it is an energy sucking monster. I used to joke about how on my 220D I didn't use my brakes, I'd just flip the compressor switch to hold the car on an incline.

Bracket change, different belt and you need to either replace the hoses with custom made or use adapter ends.
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