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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 07, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Classic Auto Air install

Help. I'm in the process of installing Classic Auto Air (CAA) in my 68 Camaro with 327 which had factory a/c. Spent the extra $75.00 on the kit which allows use of the original a/c- heater control head, center dash a/c vent, and pass & driver side ball louvers. The OEM behind the dash plastic duct housing for the middle vent fit snuggly up against the back of the vent. It has plastic bosses in the housing which press against each end of the middle cylindrical louver shaft holding it in place. Problem is the OEM housing can't be used with CAA's a/c unit. You have to use CAA's housing which doesn't have a means to hold the middle louver in place against the OEM Chrome bezel. The cyl. louver falls backwards, loose in their duct housing, and will probably clang around in the OEM front chrome bezel trim piece every time the car goes over a bump. CAA said today they are aware of the problem and suggested I(me) use ingenuity and fabricate tabs to apply pressure against the middle louver shaft to keep it in place. Thought about JB Welding it solidly in the open position.SOS
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 07, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Classic Auto Air install

Solved the problem. The middle vent is more like a louvered rolling pin. Shoved a thin-walled plastic bushing on each end and pressed it into place down the narrow hallway on each side behind the chrome bezel trim piece that you see from the driver's seat. Next, JB Welded two tiny braces against the bushings so when you adjust the vent it only rotates instead of going backwards." When there is a will there is a way."
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 07, 06:53 PM
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Re: Classic Auto Air install

use a ty wrap,push in it until the louver is tight and take a razor and cut it off smoth from the can not see the repair. the serrated edge on the ty wrap makes it tight.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 07, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Ad.powell, Great idea! Wish I had waited for the quicker fix. I'm curious. Did you install Classic Auto Air? If so, are there any other surprises? Tomorrow the Power Pack gets hung. Pleas. GoodGuys this weekend. Hope the a/c is completely installed for the show. Thanx, Terry
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 30th, 07, 07:45 PM
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Re: Classic Auto Air install

I put O-Rings over the end pins to avoid rattles, and a small piece of weatherstrip rubber at each end, then attached the factory louver to the dash. Worked good (and it looks alot better than Classic Air's louver). Everything else about the kit was great
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 30th, 07, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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As my Grand Pa used to say, "There's more than one way to skin a cat!" Like your solution too. Modifications git my creative juices flowing.
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