jeep 258 A/C swap to 304 A/C question

jeep 258 A/C swap to 304 A/C question

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I have the 258 CJ7 with factory A/C and doing a swap to a 304. I would like to keep the A/C but wondering if the 304 compressor can just be hooked up to existing 258 A/C lines. Here is what I have now:

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This is what I am going to:

amc304air.jpg
 
there is a very good possibility that you will be able to bolt the existing compressor to the new mount, at very worst there may be an adapter for the mount plate needed. The compressor is just a different style/ manufacturer and as long as the motor can turn it it will cool the cab.

You are, in fact best off if you can do this without opening the system to the atmosphere.:cool:


I have the 258 CJ7 with factory A/C and doing a swap to a 304. I would like to keep the A/C but wondering if the 304 compressor can just be hooked up to existing 258 A/C lines. Here is what I have now:

jeepair006.jpg
jeepair009.jpg

This is what I am going to:

amc304air.jpg
 
I dont think you can use the york compressor (304). But you can sell it for 50-$100.. You need to find if a CJ or 304 came with the sardan style compressors..

I think the later Wagoneers with the 360 used them. you should be able to swap the mounts.
 
Thanks for the information. I am going to PAPart today and see what is on a wagoneer they have with a 360 paying close attention to the fittings. My main concern is that I did not want to have to replace the existing lines, I can work with compressor/bracket swaps.

thanks a bunch:)
 

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