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Air conditoning, changing from mechanical to electrical thermocouple?

We have placed the Vintage Air mini gen II behind the seat in a 1932 coupe, and would like to place the controls in a header panel above the windshield. The 4 ft. mechanical thermocouple tube isn't going to be near long enough.

Is there an electrical replacement for the mechanical thermocouple/evaporator thermostat? Or failing that, can someone give us the specifications so we can build one?

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the new VA units have an electrical control valve, i'd check with VA to see if it can be retrofitted to the gen II.
an option would be to put the fan switch up there and leave the rest of the controls in near the unit.
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needless to say my Tbucket does not have a/c so i'm not up on what your wanting to know... but.. this is for infomation.. the temp bulb used on electric gages is a sensor that changes resistance... a thermocouple sends out a small voltage (mv). in a resistance bulb u can use what ever copper wire u want.. a t/c has to use t/c wire.. if the end of the t/c is yellow its a "K" and use yellow/white t/c wire... if black "J" then used the black/white t/c wire. again sorry if this is waaaaay more info then u needed..
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