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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 11, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Vintage Air drain hose

Hey guys, I'm installing a Vintage Air system in a 67 Camaro and will be doing the hidden hose thing where the A\C lines go through the kick panel and then out the blower motor hole. I was wondering if I ran the drain hose through the kick panel also and have it dump into the rocker. Would this be a good idea?

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Re: Vintage Air drain hose

If I'm reading you right, this my be a good question for the guys in the body shop forum.

If you're talking about having the ac line "dump" water into your rocker panel, it sounds like a very good way to get RUST!!!!
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If I'm reading you right, this my be a good question for the guys in the body shop forum.

If you're talking about having the ac line "dump" water into your rocker panel, it sounds like a very good way to get RUST!!!!
Hey thanks for replying to my post. You might be right. The only thing I was thinking is...isn't this where water goes that enters the cowl area? Like when it rains or you wash the car? Maybe the amount of water from the A/C drain would cause issues. If I do it the way Vintage Air has it in the instructions, it looks like it would be draining right on top of my headers.

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Vintage Air drain into rockers

Hey guys, I have this posted in the Air and Heating section, but was wondering if this might a better place to post. I'm installing a Vintage Air system in a 67 Camaro and will be doing the hidden hose thing where the A\C lines go through the kick panel and then out the blower motor hole. I was wondering if I ran the drain hose through the kick panel also and have it dump into the rocker. Would this be a good idea? Isn't this where rain and car washing water would end up going also?

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Re: Vintage Air drain into rockers

I would sooner drill out an extra 3/4" (approx) hole directly so the hose would exit the rocker ensuring the water to drain outside the car onto the street for sure. Why introduce more water in your rockers than there already will be? Keep them as dry as poss. Just my opinion...

*You could always remove it later on, should you change your mind, and fill it with a plastic body plug.

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Re: Vintage Air drain hose

You are correct,,it will be draining on top of the headers. Remember this is a drain. The hose can not go up in the air.

What I did was add a piece of hose or get a longer hose and clamp it to the firewall away from the headers under the car. You can get a hose and slide it into the existing hose to make it longer.

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Re: Vintage Air drain into rockers

Just add a length of hose to get it away from the headers or replace the hose for a longer one.

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No it would not be a good idea at all. This is a gravity fed line;if you don't purge slightly down and out the the firewall (like the directions dictate) you will wind up with a whole lot of water all over your passenger floorboard.....

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Tony I merged your 2 threads, it's never a good idea to post the same thing in more than one place! It causes confusion, the mods get angry pms "where did my reply go" when someone replies in one thread but later finds the other. It also causes some to feel you didn't like their advice so you started over or they provide advice in one thread and find someone else said the same thing in the other and feel they just wasted their time typing.

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Tony I merged your 2 threads, it's never a good idea to post the same thing in more than one place! It causes confusion, the mods get angry pms "where did my reply go" when someone replies in one thread but later finds the other. It also causes some to feel you didn't like their advice so you started over or they provide advice in one thread and find someone else said the same thing in the other and feel they just wasted their time typing.

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Thanks DjD. Sorry about any confusion I may have caused.

Thanks to the other guys for pointing me in the right direction again. I'll try to route the hose so that it isn't dripping on the headers and I'll stay away from dumping additional water into the rockers.

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