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I'm looking to recommission the A/C in my '79 Alfetta GT. I know sort of what the installation looks like, but it's been decades since I owned an Alfa of this era with A/C.

Can anybody post photos of the compressor bracket? Does it have an idler attached? Were there steel and aluminum versions? And finally, does anybody have a spare one for sale? Oh, if only the Alfarm were still around!

I have the original bolt-on drive pulley, and Vintage Air sells an adapter to fit the Sanden SD508 to this bracket, so those parts aren't difficult.

Any and all help appreciated.
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Here is a bit that I know. There were two systems for Alfetta. A high mount compressor and a low mount. Supposedly the low mount is preferred. I have the high mount on mine.
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Here are a few photos of the factory mount:
So yes, it has an idler pully attached. The lower mount is also used for the alternator. And as a side note, on the lower mount, I used a pair of rear upper sway bar bushings from a Milano to replace the bushings that had disappeared over the years on my car.
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Here's a few pictures of the later style AC bracket.
These required an extended #1 exhaust stud in the head.

* These are hard to find.
The one I had came from a rotted out '78 coupe parts car I had behind my house.
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Here's a few pictures of the later style AC bracket.
These required an extended #1 exhaust stud in the head.

* These are hard to find.
The one I had came from a rotted out '78 coupe parts car I had behind my house.
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Pretty sure thats the aftermarket bracket that came in a kit. I've seen them on every model Alfa. 105 series, etc.

The Alfetta parts books only show the bracket that goes across the head. Those are the only ones I saw on factory A/C cars.
 
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