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Is it possible to run a FMIC on a 84 SVO while retaining AC condenser/stock size rad
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Having a discussion yesterday about future mods on my bros 84 SVO which is bone stock. He was asking if its possible to retain all that stuff yet somehow shove a FMIC in there? I said hell if I know, the typical "cheap" way out was to run a ranger radiator and ditch the condenser while getting a FMIC with inlets/outlets going around em. This is a on stock rotation intake too mind you.

But figured let me ask you guys maybe theres some way to do it.....? I know anything is possible with money but if its more a pain in the ass than its worth then that's another thing.
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I retained the stock radiator and A/C in my 1986 SVO( with stock intake), as well as adding a cooler for my 2004R trans. You have to research Intercoolers to find one that has inlet/outlets that line up between the bumper tubes and the foglights. I did have to trim the backside of the "teeth" of the bumper cover to make the intercooler fit.
I can send you part numbers and pics of how I did it if you are interested.
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4.2/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 1.5 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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(06-25-2020, 05:05 PM)Howard Wrote:  I retained the stock radiator and A/C in my 1986 SVO( with stock intake), as well as adding a cooler for my 2004R trans. You have to research Intercoolers to find one that has inlet/outlets that line up between the bumper tubes and the foglights. I did have to trim the backside of the "teeth" of the bumper cover to make the intercooler fit.
I can send you part numbers and pics of how I did it if you are interested.

Even a pic would be great to get an idea on how its done!!
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#4

I'd be interested in photos and part numbers if you've got them. I'm working on a swap and would like to keep my ac.
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#5

I will try to get the pics and numbers next week...
The Mrs and I are going to visit the grand babies this weekend, and with this heatwave in Central Cal, I need to make sure the property is ready..
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4.2/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 1.5 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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#6

Easy button: there is a company that sells such a kit...you have to remove the condenser mounts and sandwich the condenser between the radiator and IC core but it all fits in the nose.

https://www.stinger-performance.com/stor...ck-mustang
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#7

with stinger's kit, it'd be advisable to figure out how to mount the condenser solidly.  After 26,000 miles I'm on my third condenser.  It's just laying in there and the vibration in the chassis as well as flex, etc cause the condenser to rub against stuff that it's not made to rub against (steel) and it's rubbed a pinhole in the tubes twice now.  Currently in the process of trying to figure out how to mount it solidly so it doesn't rub anything.  It gets tight in there.  The last time I had to replace the condenser I grabbed some self-stick high end foam type "sponge" material that was made for tractor hoods to seal the hood to the radiator; and used it to keep the condenser from rubbing metal-to-metal.  It rubbed through the foam and still chewed up the condenser--noticed it going down the freeway at 70mph, A/C started blowing warm and then of course I start noticing the distinct smell of refrigerant.

Mine's a '93 LX, and they are tough to get everything packaged; I haven't done stinger kit on an SVO.  The last two SVO's I had, the first one had the Volvo intercooler and the second one I just left it bone stock (84 and 86 respectively).  The kit is NICE, and works wonderfully, it just takes some fab and thought to make it perfect.
'93 Mustang 2.3T swapped. LA3, Stinger FMIC 3" down elbow and 3" exhaust.
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#8

Shannon, is the I/C a center In/Out? The reason I ask is that I could not get the Center Mount I bought to work, and still retain the foglights.

As for the Condenser rubbing issue, I tied it to the radiator with rubber spacers used to attach trans coolers.
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4.2/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 1.5 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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#9

No, it's not quite center in/out.

For the condenser rubbing, you can use the rubber isolators that are in the condenser mounts (that you no longer use) as spacers, or as stated, the rubber spacers used for trans/ps coolers, or stick on rubber sheet (not foam).
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