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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 19, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Questions on Vintage Air

I am considering a VA Gen 4 kit for my 67.


Where does the compressor mount? I have a long water pump and the alternator is on the passenger side of the motor. Do I need to order a '69 kit instead?


Does the kit come with the necessary interior vents, or do i need to buy the vent kit separately (this is originally a non-ac car)?


Is the defrost ductwork replaced, or is the existing dcutwork re-used? If it needs ot be replaced, does the new defrost ductwork come in the kit?

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The kits can be made to your car. With a long water pump the compressor would be on the drivers side over the power steering pump if you have one. If you say your car did not have original air conditioning all the vents and tubing will be supplied. They will not be exactly like the originals, but they are not bad. Its a nice kit. I have purchased a few.
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Re: Questions on Vintage Air

The Gen IV kit replaces all OEM ductwork. It all comes out including the heater box and blower motor.

You get everything you need except belts, pulleys and heater hose.
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You can download the instructions specific to your year and non-A/C specific from their website. It will pretty much answer most of your questions.

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I installed a Gen IV on my 68 and I think you would be happier if you put the compressor on the passenger side and switch to a short water pump.

The ac hoses are much shorter and you can hide them under the fender.

Plus your car will look more "original", if you care about that.
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I just picked up a Gen IV kit for my 67. My alternator is on the passenger side. I'm running long water pump accessories. I ordered this kit from amazon. https://smile.amazon.com/Alternator-...A9TDHD9Q8FBRWK
Haven't installed it yet, but switching the alternator to the driver side and having the compressor on the passenger side, I think cleans up the hoses for a clean install. The kit includes all the brackets for the alternator, compressor and power steering.

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I ordered from Matt's Classic Bowtie. They walked me through my car and customized the kit for me to fit exactly (long water pump, driver side mounted compressor, routing for my hoses, cable connectors to use old heater control etc). I was also able to customize the kit to use my pre-purchased center vent and also use my existing non-AC side vents. I highly recommend going with them.

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The Gen IV kit replaces all OEM ductwork. It all comes out including the heater box and blower motor.

You get everything you need except belts, pulleys, heater hose AND THE MIDGET CONTORTIONIST TO DO THE INSTALL .
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 3rd, 19, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Questions on Vintage Air

Thanks for the responses, all...will tall valve covers be a problem for the compressor at all?

sounds like the kits are pretty customizable...I'll give VA a call...

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Valve covers should not be a factor. Almost 100 degrees here in VA today. Put almost a hundred miles on my car. Vintage air did a fine job of keeping me cool. Best upgrade in my opinion. It makes me drive the car when I would have said, lets wait till later to go out. I don't think you will regret it. I don't.
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Valve covers should not be a factor. Almost 100 degrees here in VA today. Put almost a hundred miles on my car. Vintage air did a fine job of keeping me cool. Best upgrade in my opinion. It makes me drive the car when I would have said, lets wait till later to go out. I don't think you will regret it. I don't.

any pics of your install?


considering going to short water pump and moving the alternator to the driver's side, but concerned that my fan depth in the shroud will change, and effect airflow through the radiator (it is perfect right now).

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I'm at work. Will be home Tuesday. You don't have to change the pump to put it on the passanger side. VA sells a bracket that will fix you up. You will need a aftermarket alt bracket though. Zoops sells that. My buddy did exactly that this past winter.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 19, 10:27 AM
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Purchased VA Gen IV for my non air 67 a few years ago, same issue with long water pump and driver side mount compressor. I am just now getting to the install. Kit does come with all vents, however it is obvious they are "add-on" and so purchased the OEM style from VA which includes hose adaptors for an original look. VA also sells a kit to route a/c and heater hoses through the blower fan hole down through the kick panel vent opening, part # 526660. You can order kit however you want, they can modify kit to meet your choices. Or you can always change later for added expense! Call VA tech line, they have always been helpful and can let you know what's involved with different choices. Hope that helps!
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For what it's worth, I kept the long pump system. It just came down to the cost to changeover the brackets and pulleys I was missing for a short pump. As with anything in this hobby, it all comes down to how much you want to want to spend for what you get in return. That is an entirely subjective question only you can answer!
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