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Old 08-09-2006, 11:25 AM
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Aftermarket Air conditioner info needed

Just curious about any recent A/C intallations - what brand, model, how it works, recomendations, etc. My plan is to use stock big GM compressor (A-6 I think w/r134), the largest parallel flow condensor I can fit in and an aftermarket cool/heat/defrost unit from Vintage Air or Southern Air. This going into a 1952 Chevy Sedan and I'm in south Alabama so I need a lot of cooling capacity. Please share your experience.
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I used stock GM compressor (99) with classic auto air- cooled very well. Bill
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Thanks for the info Bill. I looked at their website to get some ideas of what they offer. Please tell me a little more about the details of your application.
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Hi Bob, I used Classic Auto Air on a 55 Chevy Sedan because at the time, anyway, they were the only ones that told me that a factory compressor would work fine. They have separate coils for heat and AC- a true blend system, plus electronic servos. Heat dumps and defrost on one side,(4)ac outlets on the other side.I just fished charging up my 36 Ford- cools that small interior really well in the Texas heat. Bill
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Hey Guys I came across this website and they had a nice selection of upgrades and controls,www.oldairproducts.com
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I'm in the process of getting the A/C working in my '75 GMC pickup, and have been working with folks at Arizona Mobile Air, who are the sponsors for www.ackits.com. I asked them if they had a suggestion for a better compressor than the A6 (I've had two fail, so I don't consider them very reliable) and they suggested a Seltec compressor.

I've got the compressor mounted (on a new bracket I purchased with the compressor) and this weekend I'll mount the new parallel flow condenser. I plan to used the original evaporator and orifice tube, and have new A/C lines made by a local shop. AMA told me to start out with the same amount of R-134a as the original GM recommendation for R-12, and see how it works.

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I'm in the process of getting the A/C working in my '75 GMC pickup, and have been working with folks at Arizona Mobile Air, who are the sponsors for www.ackits.com. I asked them if they had a suggestion for a better compressor than the A6 (I've had two fail, so I don't consider them very reliable) and they suggested a Seltec compressor.

I've got the compressor mounted (on a new bracket I purchased with the compressor) and this weekend I'll mount the new parallel flow condenser. I plan to used the original evaporator and orifice tube, and have new A/C lines made by a local shop. AMA told me to start out with the same amount of R-134a as the original GM recommendation for R-12, and see how it works.

Bruce
Thanks for the help Bruce,I need it. Good luck on your a/c Johnny
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Just curious about any recent A/C intallations - what brand, model, how it works, recomendations, etc. My plan is to use stock big GM compressor (A-6 I think w/r134), the largest parallel flow condensor I can fit in and an aftermarket cool/heat/defrost unit from Vintage Air or Southern Air. This going into a 1952 Chevy Sedan and I'm in south Alabama so I need a lot of cooling capacity. Please share your experience.
Thanks,
Bob
I just put in air condt in my Ferrari kit car in Miami Fl. I bought a hot rod kit from classic air in tampa florida. Nice people and allways ready to help.
It has a polished aluminum compressor from Sandom, smaller than origional equipment, all hoses, evaporator and under dash unit that has seperate heat coils and air condt coils, a three speed fan and dash controls.
My compressor froze up its bearings within 5 miles on its first run. A warranty issue I guess. We'll see. Other than that, all units fit well, were fairly easy to install and I would recomment Classic Auto Air. Look them up on the web. STU
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