Re: Vintage Air Install on a 69
Well, first and Foremost, I have never replaced a evaporator except for collision repair, and only have to replace heater cores after 40 years and no antifreeze, so the serviceability is not a issue. Antifreeze has come a long way, and lets face it, we are going to maintain out babies. And in 40 years if it needs a new evaporator, VA will change it for a couple hundred bucks, if it needs a heater core, more like a hundred bucks.
I do sell both brands, I actually have 3 brands. Classic Air is good stuff no doubt. For us right now, we are using Vintage Air in all our first gen Camaro builds. I could go off one many attributes we could use from the "sales" guide. Bottom line, The Gen IV was designed for the OEM for Ford when they hired Vintage Air to design the A/C for the then new Ford GT (GT40). The Gen IV is what they ended up with. Long story short, if it is good enough for a $200K car, it is good enough for your old hot rod.
I just did a install of a Gen IV and put a thermometer in the vent, 42 degrees! And maintained the cabin in Florida 90 degree day just fine. We actually had to turn the blower down one notch off high as it got to cold at one point. We have most likely installed a hundred aftermarket A/C systems, including Vintage Air, Classic Air, and Hot Rod Air. I never turned down the blower on a unit until now!
As a parts seller, we have a distinct advantage over manufacturers and most parts dealers and can give opinions from experience. We build a lot of cars. We have a even dozen Camaros right now, amount a dozen other non Camaro projects. We do not have to quote sales jargon from manufacturers because it is the company we work for. We have multiple brands to sell you. Because I have 3 products available, I give unbias NON financially motivated opinions as I can make money no matter which brand you buy from us. I just state my personal experiences, just the facts.