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After market A/C (Read 4343 times)
Jan 28th, 2013 at 7:13pm

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Does anyone have after market A/C and if so, who was the manufacturer.  Mine is by Hot Rod Air who are no longer in business, and I cannot find the installation instructions.

Smiley
 

1977 Burgundy Corvette.  In the middle of a restoration.
Currently, 3.36 gears, VBandP composite monoleafs, KYB shocks, built thm400 trans, 383 stroker engine, custom  headers, bumble bee paint scheme on the suspension.
Currently working on new body.
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Reply #1 - Jan 29th, 2013 at 3:31am
seventyate   Ex Member

 
Any chance this place could be of help, I see they have a Tech help section.
http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalog/
 
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Reply #2 - Jan 29th, 2013 at 5:18am

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I think that's the same guys as they were from TX, I've installed that on 2 of my cars all ready &  I am very pleased...it just works.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #3 - Jan 29th, 2013 at 9:35am

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Brian " Redwingvette" installed an aftermarket unit. But I don't recall the name.................jack

He has a post in this section
« Last Edit: Jan 29th, 2013 at 9:36am by Artsvettes »  

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Reply #4 - Jan 29th, 2013 at 10:07am
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he originally had AC though so he just got an upgraded kit. I think he bought most of it at Nolstalgic air parts but used the condensor from a 79 so he could eliminate the VIR and also used a blower from a C4. http://www.nostalgicairparts.com/

If you search for his post he has some pretty good tips.

Charlie
 
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Reply #5 - Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:50am
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Any chance this place could be of help, I see they have a Tech help section.
http://www.oldairproducts.com/catalog/

68-73 wrote on Jan 29th, 2013 at 5:18am:
I think that's the same guys as they were from TX

They're over in Rick's backyard.  Wonder if he knows anything about them.

Dale
 
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Reply #6 - Jan 30th, 2013 at 1:59pm

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I have found the electrical diagrams for the system, now I just need the mechanical, but I think once the factory system is out, and I offer up the unit, it might become more apparent what is needed to hold it in place.

Smiley
 

1977 Burgundy Corvette.  In the middle of a restoration.
Currently, 3.36 gears, VBandP composite monoleafs, KYB shocks, built thm400 trans, 383 stroker engine, custom  headers, bumble bee paint scheme on the suspension.
Currently working on new body.
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Reply #7 - Jan 30th, 2013 at 2:44pm
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I had a complete AC in mine when I bought it and took out the compressor to change the heads which had no acc holes and a year later now that I have heads with acc holes, I can't figure out how the brackets go. I have a half ass photo but it's confusing as hell. However, once I get some new parts and decide to put it in, I'm sure I'll figure it out.

So, good luck,
Charlie
 
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Reply #8 - Jan 30th, 2013 at 6:39pm

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Here is my install page on the system I installed. I did keep the original controls so I do not know if this helps you.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/565523/1973-chevrolet-corvette/page-13/
 

Brian
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Reply #9 - Feb 2nd, 2013 at 8:18pm

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I purchased a vintage air, it uses your stock controles less the vacume. Its not installed yet but have studied the install manuall and is fairley straight foward.
 

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