i finally got around to finishing it, and it's so stupid easy.
it's like it's designed to be turned into a delete pulley, and man, it is one hell of a perfect delete pulley when it's finished....
1. pull front cover off with a puller. there is a tool for it, but dont be afraid to hammer the living hell out of the center shaft, or just ream/drill it out. you dont need to keep it. discard
2. remove circlip and remove the pulley. might take a puller or bearing splitter (mine did due to rust) but it's not a big deal.
3. break clutch assembly off with a prybar. it's just press fit. discard
4. remove the 6 long bolts holding the compressor assembly to the pulley base. discard bolts
5. smack base with a hammer till it falls off, discard. be careful there's oil in it
6. remove inner seal and wiper from the pulley base (it's circlipped in too)
7. replace the pulley and circlip
you're left with a perfect delete bracket that accepts the original ac pulley bare with NO shimming, custom spacers, or anything.
the center remains hollow.
it's a bit on the heavy side for just an idler, but ALL the weight is in the pulley. there is a ton of metal to be removed if you want to lighten it up.
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ready to rock ac delete pulley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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