Thanks a bunch man, that is mighty righteous of you. I just got in from messing with it for a few hours. I did a better "rig" job and I tested it and it is running fine without any rubbing. I had to make four new "ears" as the old ones were snapped off. I also had to use some fiberglass putty to repair the thin part of the housing that broke off. I used plumbers strap to make the ears and to give a little extra support where needed. I think it will hold just fine.
Somewhere today I read that switching these R 12 systems to R 134 is not the best idea, but others have said nonsense. The reason I mention this is I'd hate to be going through all this work only to have somewhat cold air....
Here is another one for you guys to ponder. The rubber A/C lines for the rear air option are totally different than the hoses for the w/o rear air. I had them both side by side, they are so different in fact that there is no way the w/o lines would have fit on my 89 1500 350cid burb. It looked like to me that it was made for a compressor that mounted on the driver side of the engine compartment. Otherwise there is no way all those lines, bends, and hose would have fit????? Just thought maybe someone would have more of a clue than me on this one???? You would think that the w/o lines would be exactly the same except for the "Y" splits would be omitted. My parts guy insisted that I had the right hoses, but I don't believe so.
Tomorrow I will get the system back in, hopefully hold vacuum, and get it all finished up. Wish me luck.
Here are a few pics of the "rig" job I did: