Join Date: May 2001
Location: Chattanooga, TN, USA
I went the other way, and converted a factory small block A/C to big block A/C, with all the correct parts. I put correct evaporator and box, correct compressor brackets, correct hoses, even correct smog tubes. By the time the dust settles, I will have spent almost $1500 on A/C related parts. And the engine bay is very, very crowded. (took me 45 minutes to install #8 spark plug!)
After all the money and hassle, Vintage air has a lot of appeal. However I'm looking for the "correct" look, so I'd probably do it again.