Hey!, I have looked through the articles I can find on vintage air, I am looking to order the system for my 67 Non AC Camaro, I have some questions, and need some suggestions.
I called VA for some information, they put me on with a tech, the guy acted like he was an expert at this stuff, but said some things that make me question.
He asked me what side I wanted to mount my compressor on, I said driver, because thatís where it will fit, I have a long style water pump, and a complete bracket set, alternator on passenger side top, pwr steering, etc. anyway, he was very against me ordering it that way, and told me that most of the cars had the alternator on the driver side, and had the AC compressor on the Passenger side, I am thinking I'd like to know what he is smoking. Please tell me if I am wrong and I will stand corrected. I have seen some nice custom jobs with some pricey I am sure bracket systems, with the AC comp on the passenger side, but I am not trying to match the gross national debt all in one shot. Has anyone had any experience with this subject and have any input? It hot, and I want ac, and I donít mind putting it on the driver side, yea the hoses will run across, but ohh well, I can always changed it later if I feel.
Another question, he told me that the AC system came with vents that come out under the dash, for the AC, and he did not recommend cutting the dash, and installing the in dash vents they can sell you (for a high Price) he said is was really hard, and that there was no template. I have heard you guys talking about a template they sent you, is he on crack? Anyway. Even so, I can make my own template, anyone with a cereal box and a knife can make do.
One more question, he said for the center vent, I would need to find a used bracket, yes he said bracket, I am not sure what he means by this, and he said there would be nothing to mount the vent to. Anyone installed it this way?
Also, the Dash Bezel, mine has some of the chrome dented at the top, I want to replace it, should I purchase an AC bezel? Or get a NON AC and cut the hole, I donít know if the vent from vintage air is a perfect fit for the AC bezel.
I really appreciate everything you guys are doing on here. Thanks allot.
[This message has been edited by 67electro (edited 07-09-2002).]