North American Turbocoupe Organization



Air conditioning drive belt
Huey866 Offline
Posting Freak
#1
Just out of curosity, will it hurt to leave off the A/C belt? I paid a fortune for it and my car hasnt had freon in it for about 5 or 6 years, All I can see that it does is rob power from the Water pump. Whats you opinions?

Huey

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87 Turbo coupe, 5spd, full factory options, Gillis valve at 18psi, Monroe Sense-a-Trak shocks in rear, K&N cone filter.
Near future: custom 3in. exhaust, Dynomax Magnum Bullet Race muffler, Autotechnic S7 30psi boost gauge, Ranger Roller, frame pull, new windshield, new quarters, fresh coat of paint.

Will be parting out as soon as soon as I can afford another car due to rusted out strut towers and frame rails
87 TurboCoupe - silver, 137k, 5-speed, 3.73 w/ superior axles, Maximum Motorsports suspension, 03 Cobra Brakes, 93 GT vacuum assist, Griggs Subframe connectors, RR cam, Essy Adj. Cam Gear, Boblog, Bob Elbow, .63 T-3, ARP headstuds, Stinger 3in Exhaust, Magnaflow Muffler, AEM gauges, Tweecer RT, Godspeed Omega 18x9
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SteveX82 Offline
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#2
Nope. I take mine off at the track and have had it off all winter long.
Estoril blue 1987 TC 5spd, 148k mi, a237, Bailey BOV, spec stg3 clutch, spearco FMIC, 50 trim t3/t4, 3" exhaust, Bamafuel, LM1, 55pph
Best 1/4 mile: 12.31 @ 110mph on 25psi
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Asimov Offline
Senior Member
#3
If you're not going to use it, just take it and all it's bullshit (like the condenser and lines to the firewall, brackets and such)

You'll save 35 pounds or so. I deleted mine because I used it twice in 5-6 years.



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-asi

1986 TC, 132k pretty well taken care of miles. k&n, [email protected], timing @ 8 (spout out), A/C delete. 3" Downpipe (no other exhaust... Whoever described that sound as a "pissed off tractor" hit the nail on the head)

[email pics to asimov at forced-induction org for sales/id/showoff purposes (free hosting)]
-asi

1986 TC, 132k pretty well taken care of miles. k&n, [email protected], timing @ 12 (spout out), A/C delete. 3" Downpipe (no other exhaust... Whoever described that sound as a "pissed off tractor" hit the nail on the head)

[email pics to asimov at forced-induction org for sales/id/showoff purposes (free hosting)]
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Huey866 Offline
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#4
Thanks, ill go get my 20 dollars back tomorrow. BTW, Asimov, How loud is you exhaust with only the downpipe? Ill have to drive my car home like that and I wanna know.

Thanks

Huey

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87 Turbo coupe, 5spd, full factory options, Gillis valve at 18psi, Monroe Sense-a-Trak shocks in rear, K&N cone filter.
Near future: custom 3in. exhaust, Dynomax Magnum Bullet Race muffler, Autotechnic S7 30psi boost gauge, Ranger Roller, frame pull, new windshield, new quarters, fresh coat of paint.

Will be parting out as soon as soon as I can afford another car due to rusted out strut towers and frame rails
87 TurboCoupe - silver, 137k, 5-speed, 3.73 w/ superior axles, Maximum Motorsports suspension, 03 Cobra Brakes, 93 GT vacuum assist, Griggs Subframe connectors, RR cam, Essy Adj. Cam Gear, Boblog, Bob Elbow, .63 T-3, ARP headstuds, Stinger 3in Exhaust, Magnaflow Muffler, AEM gauges, Tweecer RT, Godspeed Omega 18x9
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Asimov Offline
Senior Member
#5
Quote:Originally posted by Huey866:
BTW, Asimov, How loud is you exhaust with only the downpipe? Ill have to drive my car home like that and I wanna know.

It's loud enough that you won't want to get on it, or go above about 3k rpm when any cops are around, but I've passed dozens now and not gotten a second look while driving like a sane person. Then again, I've gotten quite a few looks from other people when I do get on it, and above about 4500 rpm it gets far too much attention.

It's considerably quieter than any other non-mufflered car I've ever seen, quiet enough that I've decided to run 3" from the downpipe to just in front of the drivers side rear wheel and just dump it there, no muffler, no cat, just enough pipe to get it there.

I wouldn't think twice about driving it home like that, I've driven past the county seat court house here at least two dozen times, and even into their parking lot (where the cops park too) to pick up stickers for mom's tags with just the DP -- never got a 2nd look.

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-asi

1986 TC, 132k pretty well taken care of miles. k&n, [email protected], timing @ 8 (spout out), A/C delete. 3" Downpipe (no other exhaust... Whoever described that sound as a "pissed off tractor" hit the nail on the head)

[email pics to asimov at forced-induction org for sales/id/showoff purposes (free hosting)]

[This message has been edited by Asimov (edited 03-31-2005).]
-asi

1986 TC, 132k pretty well taken care of miles. k&n, [email protected], timing @ 12 (spout out), A/C delete. 3" Downpipe (no other exhaust... Whoever described that sound as a "pissed off tractor" hit the nail on the head)

[email pics to asimov at forced-induction org for sales/id/showoff purposes (free hosting)]
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