Status Replies posted by Mister 4x4
I saw you used the CAA A/C unit. I was thinking of buying the complete unit for my wife. I looked into this and found several pulley issues. One guy used his alternator to power the unit with a long belt. I saw that you used a factory style kit. I am not sure what to do. I could just go with the alternator type for now. If it fails go with the 3 groove pulley. What do you think?
I picked up a 3-groove pulley from a parts car, and a factory idler pulley set from one of the members here. There's also an adapter for a Sanden compressor from CAA/Old Air that ties the factory idler pulley to the Sanden compressor. I went that route because CAA said to run a longer belt on the power steering pump circuit... I wasn't too keen on having 4 pulleys on a V-belt. I suppose it's doable and someone else did that with no issues (I can't remember who mentioned that).
If you don't have power steering, that would be a super long belt and I'm not even sure how all 4 pulleys would work, especially with the alternator on the passenger side with the A/C compressor on the driver side.
Hope that helps!