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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 10, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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adding air to z28

I am working on the 69 z28 now thinking about how to add air conditioning , but hide every thing as much as possible. has anyone mounted a compressor down near the botttom of engine were a power steering pump would be, or on passanger side down low.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 10, 12:05 AM
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Re: adding air to z28

Hmmm. Will the compressor handle those RPMs? I have never seen a compressor hung that low.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 10, 01:29 AM
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Re: adding air to z28

I have a Sanden 508 on mine that is protected by an MSD RPM switch. When the engine RPM gets to about 5K (or whatever chip I choose to install), power to the compressor is cut and it de-clutches.
The Vintage Air kit I have also uses a high/low pressure switch which I am told should (should!) also pretect the compressor from excessive RPM as the pressure will raise with RPM and also cut power.

Had a mate years ago who damaged his old A6 from over-revving.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 10, 08:03 PM
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Re: adding air to z28

If it is a real Z i would think twice about adding air.......

Is the car modified to such an extent that originality is out of the picture ever again?

Remember,I'm not making this stuff up!

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Re: adding air to z28

I'm completely with you on the modifcation thing, but having fitted a Vintage Air kit, if you pay attention to detail and thoroughly think through the install, you can get away without modifying any original parts and have it as a complete bolt in.
Use the OE heater cover or buy used GM to put a few holes in.
Buy a repro a/c dash pad instead of cutting the OE.. That sort of thing.
You'd be mad to modify an original Z.

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