LT1 Gen 5 AC delete




This kit deletes the AC compressor.


These newer GM direct injection engines powering the Corvette, Camaro, are the most technologically advanced engines GM has made to date.

These engines have unique issues when they are retrofitted into older cars. They offer no hydraulic system for power steering, (late model cars are running electric columns) and their remaining accessories to run air conditioning and electrical needs are placed in areas making transplanting into earlier cars very difficult or impossible.

Drive Junky has addressed the LT1 and LT4 fitment issues, these kits are designed to fit earlier frames, even the kits with Air conditioning compressors. This system runs the compressor low, but its location is in a higher position to the engine than our low mount AC LS systems which have a near perfect history of bolting into just about anything. Also, our philosophy on these latest engines are to keep them as close as possible to the way they were designed to run by GM, keeping the factory new style improved water pump and other systems so it runs just as GM engineered it to do.

Important Note: The LT1 crate engines are shipping from GM in one of two configurations as far as accessories go. They come bare with only the harmonic balancer, or bottom crank pulley, and the water pump. Our system picks up from there and includes everything else you need, including the addition of a power steering pump.  Like the LS there are some differences with the water pump and balancer installed on the engine from GM which depend on the vehicle they were designed to be installed in. There is a Camaro and the Corvette variation. The water pumps differ and the belt distance from the face of the block to the belt is a bit further on the Camaro version. This system is a direct bolt on for the Camaro variant to give the option of different alternator setups (the water pump has a built in bracket on the corvette version which limits those choices), as well as packaging concerns and best belt wrap, layout etc. If you have another “version” we can accommodate those engines, please call on those.  We have included a photo of the correct style GM engine at the end of the picture gallery on this page. Engine shown is an LT4.
Most of the engines going out now ship this way from GM, Especially with connect and cruise packages etc. when they are ordered as wet sump. Once again, if you don’t have this version call us we have you covered.

ALL USA Kit includes

Custom parts machined for application, see above.

Will clear without modification early hard to fit automotive car frames

Aircraft 6061 CNC aluminum brackets and pulleys machined and assembled here in house in the good old USA.

twin 20,000 rpm bearings in idler and tensioner pulleys

Enhanced Power steering belt wrap for pro touring and competition builds running late model boxes, racks and larger front tire wheel combinations.

Aluminum USA power steering pump fitted to our LT1 pulley with integral reservoir.

Powermaster 170 amp single wire alternator. (high end internal fan late model unit)

Gates belt

Detailed instructions for a no surprises installation.

This is for the new LT1 Wet sump engine, call if you have the dry sump LT1 or LT4