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Old 01-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Original AC stuff for 1960 F-100

Trying to locate some original AC parts or information for factory AC on a 292 V8 with the original front crossover exhaust. Thanks.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: Original AC stuff for 1960 F-100

As someone who had 2, 1960 F-100's, I've have never seen one with air. I'm sure they are out there in the south or western parts of the country. Good luck!
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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I'm wondering if Ford ever put the 292 V8s in passenger cars? I figure they're more likely to have had AC. I plan to use an era-correct aftermarket blower under the dash but wish to use the original hardware under the hood, if possible. We'll see.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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Default Re: Original AC stuff for 1960 F-100

Merc. had a292 in 1961, but it did not have that type of crossover pipe. Bill
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: Original AC stuff for 1960 F-100

If any got air it was most likely the aftermarket type like sold at Sears or other automotive shops,some of the factory air back then was the under the dash systems like what the aftermarket offered.
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As far as I recall A/C wasn't offered on the trucks at that time. Maybe 'dealer' installed though. It was offered on Ford / Merc cars starting in 55, and lots of them had Y-blocks. (292's all the way up to 62 in cars and 64 in trucks) So I suppose you could find the compressor and bracketry if you look long enough. The newer Sanden compressors run a lot smoother and use a lot less power if it comes to that. Seems it would have to mount low with that crossover pipe.
I mounted a 'factory' 66 Mustang unit in my 64 F-100 and the holes on the brackets lined right up to the predrilled holes in the bottom lip of the dash. That's what makes me think you could probably get the dealer to put one in. Those Mustang units are VERY similar to the aftermarket ones, with the advantage of looking good in a Ford due to the emblems.
An aftermarket unit like a Sears, Monkey-Wards, Haydee's, etc sometimes crop up at swap meets and of course eBay.


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Old 02-08-2011, 10:28 AM   #7
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They were pretty common here in Las Vegas,in fact most cars had a/c.
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:51 PM   #8
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They were pretty common here in Las Vegas,in fact most cars had a/c.
I think they are talking pick up Gerry
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