Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Jefferson City, Missouri
Re: Vintage Air install question
I did the install about 2 years ago. It was really easy, just time consuming. Probably about 15 hours total. I removed the passenger seat, removed the heater box and control cables and modified the controls with the kit. I did not have to remove the fender to remove the outside housing and fan. I had the hood off and the engine out at the time. I loosened (not removed) the fender bolt on the firewall the top bolt on the cowl and removed the lower inner fender to subframe brace. Then I just rotated the box in a counter clockwise direction. I lifted the fender a little and inner fender had to flex a little to get it out. Then I installed the duct hoses and then installed the evaporator. I moved to the front and installed the condensor. Because I was using a custom setup, I moved a portion of the cars wiring harness to allow for left hand alternator and right hand compressor mounting. I then stopped and installed the crate engine and TKO. Once that was completed, I mounted the alternator and compressor, installed the wiring and hard lines and then fabricated the Aeroquip stainless steel flex lines. My best advice is to take your time and test fit everything. Measure three or four times, cut or drill once.
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