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tr8
Paul MacDonald
Canada
(11 posts)

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10/25/2008 04:07PM

Main British Car:
TR8 Coupe Rover 4.0

Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: tr8
Date: June 02, 2017 11:31AM

I would really like to find the bracket that Don Coleman used to mount a Sanden compressor to his Rover motor.

[www.britishv8.org]

Thanks
Paul


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3181 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 02, 2017 11:52AM

That car was built by Fast Cars, Inc. So, Ted Lathrop, Steve Carrick, or Terry Senneker may remember where they got it. Possibly from a street rod parts supplier.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4300 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: Moderator
Date: June 02, 2017 01:59PM

I expect Ted or Terry fabricated it.


tr8
Paul MacDonald
Canada
(11 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2008 04:07PM

Main British Car:
TR8 Coupe Rover 4.0

Re: Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: tr8
Date: June 02, 2017 02:14PM

There is a logo on it and now that you mention it, it looks like a Fast Cars Inc logo. I just sent them an email, will post result. Thanks
Paul



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rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
(2336 posts)

Registered:
10/24/2007 02:46PM

Main British Car:
'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: rficalora
Date: June 02, 2017 05:39PM

It appears to be a pretty simple part. If you don't have luck with FastCars, use some plywood to define the shape & mock it up to determine thickness of steel needed - or thickness of steel + spacers if/as appropriate. Then use the plywood mock-up to mark & cut it out on steel. File/sand/generally clean up the edges & take it to a chrome shop. Or if you're not up to cutting it out, simply take the plywood mock-up to someplace local who can cut it out for you.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3181 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 03, 2017 12:03PM

Easy enough to start with a universal bracket & bend that shape, cut to the correct length, & redrill the hole (or 2).

http://www.autopartsdb.net/assets/images/ProductImg/T/T9079.JPG


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5284 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: June 04, 2017 11:02AM

I've found that cardboard, followed by aluminum sheet metal is a very convenient way to make bracket templates.

Jim



tr8
Paul MacDonald
Canada
(11 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2008 04:07PM

Main British Car:
TR8 Coupe Rover 4.0

Re: Don Coleman A/C bracket
Posted by: tr8
Date: June 12, 2017 12:04PM

Just got an answer from Fast Cars, they custom made it for Don's car.


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