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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 31st, 07, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Vintage Air Or Classic Air

HELP!!!!

I need advice on which system to go with for a 69 Camaro. What is the preferred system and pros and cons of Vintage Air / Classic Air? Does anyone have experience with the Gen 4 Vintage Air?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 31st, 07, 06:53 PM
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Re: Vintage Air Or Classic Air

We have been taking orders and delivering new Gen Ivs for a couple months. We have done a few Gen IV installs and they are AWESOME. I am doing a full install story as we speak. Gen IV all the way.

Here are the cliff notes. Ford motor Company hired Vintage Air to design the A/C for the then new Ford GT (GT40). What VA came up with is what we all now know as a Gen IV, which has been slightly moded to fit specific applications. So if it is good enough for a OEM $200,000 car, it is probably good enough for our old Camaro's

BTW, we sell both companies and can save you money on either you decide.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 31st, 07, 07:29 PM
 
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Re: Vintage Air Or Classic Air

I was going to go with the Vintage A/C Gen IV system until I heard from reputable sources it too is a throw away unit like their old one and is not serviceable. I hope I was not lied to because I'm currently in the middle of installing Classic Auto Air's system.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 31st, 07, 09:08 PM
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Re: Vintage Air Or Classic Air

The serviceability is so over stated. I have a 69 Camaro in the shop today I am going through the original A/C on now, it is 40 years old and the heater core and evaporator are still good. The factory seal is still virgin. Should we all live 40 more years, who is going to care if the evaporator in our old hot rod is still good! We will be in wheelchairs by then, LOL! Lets not even discuss the better materials used today. I have never seen a bad heater core or evaporator in a VA unit, or any other aftermarket system for that matter.

Classic Air makes a good unit no doubt. And i will be the first one to admit they probably had VA covered with the old cable operated kit. But today, I think the Gen IV has it. Serviceability? Whatever.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 07, 10:34 AM
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Re: Vintage Air Or Classic Air

I have a vintage air unit in my 68. Was not happy with the instructions provided for installation especilly the sequencing of the steps. I do not agree that heater cores do not go bad that often, I have replaced quite a few in my day. With that said all in all now that it is done it works great. I think they should supply the carb solinod with there kits rather then having to purchase seperatly. You should also do a search on this topic as I have seen a lot of posts on this issue.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 07, 07:49 AM
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Re: Vintage Air Or Classic Air

classic

but i'm partial, i sell and install them

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