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vintage air no heat

Hey !! in my 67 camaro i installed vintage air back 6 or 7 years ago i have had two problems this year i took the car to carisle in june on the way back it was hot had the A/C running hard for over 3 hours i started to have water driping on my foot ?? i dont go on a lot of long trips like that so i wasnt so worried,, but last night it (the weather) cooled down so i turned on the heat and didnt get any warn air i dont know if one has to do with the other ? but if anyone has any idears i would love to hear them thanks
allso if anyone knows of any up grades to the vintage air i might be intrested in them

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 10, 08:10 AM
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Call vintage air and get some tech help. Or give Frank at Prodigy Customs a call. He has installed and dealt with the many different models of VA units. He might havee some insight.
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I had an older VA unit in my old 69 that the heat didnt work from day 1. The heater control valve was not getting vacuum from the unit. In winter I would run a vacuum line to the valve from the carb and it worked perfectly. Then in summer I would just disconnect the hose & plug it. I could never find out why it wasnt getting vacuum from the VA lines. Scott

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Like above, my heater control valve looked as if it was working...from the outside...inside it had corroded and blocked the heater
Also check the cables under the dash havnt flicked off.
Have you had heat before?
I ask because it is very easy when reassembling the heater box flaps, if you put them in in the wrong order, then 1 flap prevents the other opening....you will not notice anything till you go to use the heater and no heat
This one can have one scratching chassing you tail for a long time.

And not using heaters, they have a habit of blocking up...debris settles back into it from the outlet side.

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thanks for the info yes i have had heat before , i cked the controls i didnt ck vac at the valve i will do that
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As far as water, I have seen new cars spit drops out of the vents in humid weather. I forget what car it was... But it's not uncommon.


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As far as water, I have seen new cars spit drops out of the vents in humid weather. I forget what car it was... But it's not uncommon.
Any properly working air conditioner emits water from its dehumidifying process. Your house has a drain line and your car should too. I once had a car that wet the carpet when the AC was on. Previous worker on the car had omitted the drain line and the AC unit was dripping it onto the floor of the car. We put the drain line back on and solved the problem.

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