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- Tell us about your Corvette: 1972 Stingray Convertible , BB 454, 4-Speed.
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This is what the front brackets look like. Notice that I am missing the rear compressor ear. This means that I need to rotate the compressor. But which way? The oil fill plug cannot go lower than 3 or 9 o-clock. So do yourself a favor and put it on the fender side. This will make adding oil easier.
Oil fill to the outside, and the suction service valve will mount to the top rear.
After I mounted the front and rear brackets the problem was obvious.
And here is the problem. You need the correct length spacers. The compressor pulley needs to be inline with the other pulleys.
I measured all the spacers and this is what I found.
Large spacer. Design length: 1.875, actual length: 1.770
Small spacer. Design length: 0.680. actual length: 0.650
so off to the store....