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Old 04-23-2010, 06:18 AM
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I need a evap unit for my 36 chevy sedan and this one looks like it would fit well. anyone have experience with this unit? the price sure is nice.

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Old 04-23-2010, 09:24 AM
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I did a quick search on the forum, found this:Hot Rod Air???

Trees has one, didn't think too highly of the unit. He's been roddin longer than most of us have been alive, I trust his opinions 100%.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:29 AM
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There has been a LOT of discussion on the the interenet about aftermarket air and the clear choice of MOST rodders is Vintage Air. A good number of folks say that the Southern Air units do not cool as well.

I only use Vintage Air myself ... and have never used the Southern Air stuff. His shop is only a hour or so from my home and I have bought stuff from him. In fact, one of his employees bought a house from me.

I suggest doing a Google internet search on Vintage Air/Southern Rods air and then judge for your self.

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Old 04-23-2010, 10:27 AM
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Vintage Air all the way. The price differential probably is only a few bucks if at all plus they have units from the GEN ll Compact right on up to a super maxi size for large cars plus Vintage Air has a responsive customer service - I had a bad switch, 3 years out of warranty, no questions asked and it was shipped out to me free. The Compact fit my '31 A so should fit your '36 Chebbie with no trouble. I have since pulled it out for a heater only (why do I need a/c in a roadster??) this is what it looked like while I was finishing up my wiring. Fairly tight but everything fit with little problem:

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vintage Air stands behind their products. Very good to deal with. Can"t say the same about Southern.
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My SA unit has never cooled well. I have taken the car to Southern Rods and their expert has gone over the installation and pulled his hair out trying to figure out why is does not cool better. The car is insulated about as well as you can insulate one and it is air tight enough that you need to crack a window before closing the door. When I get caught up, I will replace the unit with a Vintage Air unit. Will never use anything but VA!!

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Old 04-25-2010, 08:14 AM
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Some folks I know had problems with Southern Rod a/c units. Units did not work well, parts falling off. They did not really recieve much help from Southern

I had problems with Southern Rods on steering rack , Mustang II bearings and rotor parts for 11inch brakes on Mustang II stuff.

A fellow I talked to claimed to be the owner named Tom... a real piece of work , till I was able to prove via paper work every word I said was fact
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