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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 01, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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my 69 rs car has the factory air and i would like to keep it in tack ! has anyone replaced the factory P.O.A. or throtaling valve ? recently ? as most parts houses do not show a replacment for this part or maybe retro valve that will maintain the function ?
the part numbers are ac-delco 15-5531, NPD was not able to assest

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 01, 08:41 PM
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I did my air,just last month.I changed the POA to what is called a update kit.The kit is a aluminum tube that has a schrader valve and a low pressure switch.It will make your ac system have a cycling clutch.This will save on gas.It doesn't look stock,but none of the new POA valves look like the origional.I just got back from a 350 mile trip and the ac worked perfectly.We have allready had a 100 deg. day,and it was nice and chilly.I've worked on some customers cars with the POA valve,and found them to be a pain to get them as cold as mine. If I could have found a POA that looked origional,and reasonably priced(under 100$),I would have kept the POA,just for the look.But now,I really feel I made a good decision,on the update kit. I know Big A had the POA,I believe the application was for a Ford,no one had a new one for a 68 Camaro.I believe they had one for a Firebird though.I believe the update kit came from Vintage Air,cost about 80$. Good luck.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 01, 11:00 AM
 
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Try "Old Air Parts" oldairproduct.com 817-531-3257 their located in Fort Worth TX. they sell oem replacement hoses, valves,driers, and many other hard to find parts. I have delt with them. They are about to supply the big dogs with OEM parts from what I'm told. Call and ask for a brochure. Also try the web site...
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