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Old 05-19-2006, 09:00 AM
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68 Firebird AC Question

I just bought a 68 firebird 350. The car has been switched over to a 400. It is a factory air car but the ac box on the firewall has been removed. I was wandering just what type of ac box is needed or will work maybe one from 67-69 F body cars or the 2nd gen. f bodies???????. Everything on the inside is intact just the exterior box,compressor, evaporator,etc..... is missing. Am I in over my head here or should there be a relative easy fix. Also I was wandering if the 400 would change any clearance issues with the box. Any imput would be greatly appreciated.

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getting 68 Firebird A/C working

You might try Ebay for your parts. Early Firebird/Camaro factory A/C stuff may as well be gold these days. You can get a new factory-style drier, evaporator and A-6 compressor from Old Air Products, and they can also make the hoses for you. They might have a condenser too. But, unless you really want to have factory original parts, I'd get a complete replacement system from Vintage Air or Old Air Products. They are much more efficient than the old stuff and may cost less than finding all the factory stuff too. Both Old Air and Vintage have systems that can use your original A/C-heater control in the dash. Clint at Old Air is a Pontiac guy (65 GTO, clint@oldairproducts.com) and that would be a big help doing the compressor bracket and other Pontiac-specific stuff. Good luck.
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I just bought a 68 firebird 350. The car has been switched over to a 400. It is a factory air car but the ac box on the firewall has been removed. I was wandering just what type of ac box is needed or will work maybe one from 67-69 F body cars or the 2nd gen. f bodies???????. Everything on the inside is intact just the exterior box,compressor, evaporator,etc..... is missing. Am I in over my head here or should there be a relative easy fix. Also I was wandering if the 400 would change any clearance issues with the box. Any imput would be greatly appreciated.

I would directly contact Vintage Air in San Antonio TX, and get their complete unit and system. It would be new and work great. They are great folks and the # 1 aftermarket supplier in the USA.

Unless you want to fight ebay etc, to save $ 500 and then maybe the used parts are no good either....
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Pontiac 350's and 400's have the same external dimensions.
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