Give me a minute.. I'll calm down.
I'm not sure who I'm mad at the most, Vintage Aire, their local vendor, Edelbrock or the local supply houses.
I am just finishing installing a Vintage Aire Compact II on a 350 SBC. The port for the heater hose is right under the compressor. There is not enough clearance for the fitting without using a short 90 degree fitting. And you still would have to remove the compressor to install the fitting. With the electric fan sensor and the temperature sensor there are not enough fittings to go around in the Edelbrock Intake Manifold.
No one around carries a short 90 fitting. You would think either Vintage Aire or Edelbrock would recognize the problem and offer a solution, but no.
I'm sure I'll be able to Rube Goldberg it, no offense to Rube, but that's not something I should have to do.
Okay ..... there I've calmed downed. No reply required, I just needed to vent.