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Old 08-18-2003, 09:01 PM
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To leave or keep A/C

Hello, I just baught another 1969 firebird 400 in bad shape. The car came factory with disc brakes and A/C. Right now im getting ready to put my freshly rebuilt SBC 350 in the car. I cant afford to get the A/C going. It takes up alot of room, The dash baord been parted out already, so i dont have the controlls, im not sure if im better off leaving the A/C box in the car for a few years, or if i should just dump it and rivet the hole up. I treid looking in the books, to see how rare would a 1969 firebird 400 be with factory disc brakes and A/C. But couldnt find much. How much would taking the A/c out of the car ruin the value, and i plan on putting a 160 speedo back in the car and the origonal 400 back in the car one day.

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Old 08-18-2003, 09:42 PM
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Street car... I'd keep the a/c drag car I'd lose it
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The factory A/C is worth some big$$$$ if you remove it dont break anything try and sell it
lats one I bought cost me $800.
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Old 08-20-2003, 03:15 PM
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you live in n.y. so you dont need it
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:39 PM
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If you are concerned about the value of the car as a collector's car, keep it. It will make a big difference in the value that way. If you are making alot of changes to the car that will take away from it's collector car value anyway, might as well take that out if it bothers you.
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Old 08-20-2003, 07:42 PM
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Thanks for your posts guys, I'm taking so many short cuts on this car as it is, that i decided to yank out the A/C today. Im 17 cant afford much at the moment. If anyone wants the old A/C unit, its your's for a 100 bucks i figure, the plastic on the iner heater box has a hole 4x4, not it good shape, but has the origonal tags on it.
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I am currently considering the same. The old motor is out and the new one will be hear hopefully by christmas. I've always had all the stuff for the A/C and but it hasn't had coolant since I bought the car 7 years ago. I always told myself that I would some day but now I want to maximize performance (cooling, weight savings) but it will cost at least and extra $100 for an A/C delete blower. I think I am felling the same way, pull it out and add it later when I want to and can afford the belt conversion.
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You guys are LUCKY,you live in a ckimate where you dont need a/c.
The heat where I leave is brutal in summer and not having an a/c here is like not having a heater up north!
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need AC ....... no one needs AC.
Believe it or not cars at one time did not have AC or vidio, gps, cell phones, disk players, xbox, electric windows, self dimming rear view mirror's, heated seats, foot massager's, power steering, usb ports, and a voice that tells you, "you are out of gas " we had to figure that one out all by ourselves.. and I walked a mile too school in 30 feet of snow. lol
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need AC ....... no one needs AC.
Believe it or not cars at one time did not have AC or vidio, gps, cell phones, disk players, xbox, electric windows, self dimming rear view mirror's, heated seats, foot massager's, power steering, usb ports, and a voice that tells you, "you are out of gas " we had to figure that one out all by ourselves.. and I walked a mile too school in 30 feet of snow. lol
Those were the days. Thank's for the flash back Pepi.




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Here in Phoenix we are looking for 110 today and 113 tomorrow,would I have a car without A/C here? Hell No! My '54 project is getting a lot of insulation and A/C when it finally cools off enough I can work on it without getting 2nd degree burns when I touch the sheet metal.
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Umm Guys this thread is from 2003, I think he decided already! But just to throw in I would leave it in.
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Well i saw it was from 03 n made a bet with my wife that if I responded to it some one else would also. I WON!!!!
Guess what I get tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:06 PM
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Yes thats right,they put them on 6-71s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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