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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 07, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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stock a/c converting to aftermarket a/c

I have 69 that was originally equipped with factory a/c.
The problem is everything is missing under the hood, just a big hole on the firewall.
so my questions is ,should I buy the a/c delete box to cover the hole on the firewall and get a vintage air setup or try to go back to the stock system and find all these pieces?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 07, 11:07 PM
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Re: stock a/c converting to aftermarket a/c

You can still find all the pieces, just be patient. You see them on E-Pay once in a while.
All depends on if you want to stay original or go with the aftermarket.
Me...I would stay with originality.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 07, 06:30 AM
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Re: stock a/c converting to aftermarket a/c

There is A LOT more to the factory AC than the Evaporator box and blower on the firewall, compressor, condenser and hoses.

The venting, recirculation door, fresh air door, the blend air settings etc.

All the underhood parts are available with a little looking.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 07, 07:34 AM
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Re: stock a/c converting to aftermarket a/c

We have a new Vintage Air Gen IV that fills the factoiry A/C hole with a block late leaving nothing sticking out under the hood. Have sold a ton of them, did one a couple days ago, blew 42 degrees.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1969-...QQcmdZViewItem

Check this item out. Could be what you need.
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 07, 12:48 PM
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Re: stock a/c converting to aftermarket a/c

i'm in the same boat. i don't have the numbers, but the cost of piecing the original system together was way more than a new vintage air gen II system installed. and the best original a/c can't compete with a vintage air, so i decided to ditch the original stuff. i guess it depends on how original you want to be.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 07, 08:17 PM
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my 67 didnt have a/c. i bought vintage air. all the hard work and sweat i want to stay cool while driving it.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 07, 04:14 AM
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Re: stock a/c converting to aftermarket a/c

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i'm in the same boat. i don't have the numbers, but the cost of piecing the original system together was way more than a new vintage air gen II system installed. and the best original a/c can't compete with a vintage air, so i decided to ditch the original stuff. i guess it depends on how original you want to be.
I'll put the performance of an original A/C up against any vintage air system. R134A does not come close to the performance of an R-12 system.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 07, 06:24 AM
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Re: stock a/c converting to aftermarket a/c

If you really want aftermarket AC, here is the kit for you from Classic Auto AC

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 2nd, 07, 07:47 PM
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I'll put the performance of an original A/C up against any vintage air system. R134A does not come close to the performance of an R-12 system.
I don't know man. Up until very recently I would agree with your statement, but the factory A/C will loose this competition now. I saw the thermometer at 42 degrees coming out of a GEN IV we just finished this past week, and blows probably a additional 50% harder then any factory system I have seen.

Remember, the new Gen IV was designed by Vintage Air for Ford for the new Ford GT (GT40 to most of us), and if it is good enough for a 2007 $200K car, it has got to be a little better then 40 Year Old technology
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