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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old May 29th, 00, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Will 71-77 Camaro A/C fit the 69?
If not, what will?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old May 29th, 00, 01:01 PM
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I have been looking at a/c for my 67 ss/rs. I will probably be buying a brand called "Vintage Air". Hot Rod shops use them because thy're built for higher HP motors. Check with a local shop. They should be able to look at your car and order all the parts. They can install or you can--from what I've heard, the install support is good. This may not be your style if you're set on looking for parts from older cars.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old May 30th, 00, 06:03 AM
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68-72 Novas are great donor cars and the stuff is usually cheap.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old May 30th, 00, 08:23 AM
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The Vintage Air set-up is the hot ticket for keeping cool (sorry, couldn't resist).

The kit runs about $1,000 and is very good. The ENTIRE assembly mounts underneath the dash. There is no A/C box on the firewall in the engine compartment.

I see two major disadvantages with the original style A/C:

1. The GM compressor is big and heavy. The Vintage Air system uses a modern aluminum rotary compressor.

2. Original compressor requires Freon (getting VERY expensive). Vintage Air systems use the new stuff.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old May 30th, 00, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CarlC:
68-72 Novas are great donor cars and the stuff is usually cheap.

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Thanks for the info - found an a/c system out of a 73 Camaro. The reason I'm using factory a/c is I'm running a unibelt pulley system from a 88 Z-28 that utilizes the small Harrison rotary compressor, also using wiring, evaporator from 88 Z-28. Just needed the housing for the evaporator and fan. Has fit pretty good so far, small amounts of fabrication, will let you know details when finished.
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