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Post by McCauley5983 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:25 pm

what is everyone doing for heater and a/c
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Post by kojak on Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:46 pm

i had full a/c for mine from a parts car but i ended up throwing it out Sad
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:52 am

My wife's uncle (from whom I purchased my car) had spent $575 to have the a/c compressor replaced and the system serviced the summer I bought the car from him (1996). The next Spring, after I pulled it out of winter storage, the darn thing wouldn't put out any cold air. I decided then and there that it was more fun driving the car with the windows down anyway...so, have never had the system serviced since.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:01 am

I gotta get new pics after the mods soon real soon next few days Promise
prob after the exhaust gets hooked up

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Post by IndyG3 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:51 am

My 74 has factory A/C that works alright. It blows cold air after it warms up for a bit. It might have a leak though so I need to take a look at those lines when I do an engine swap on it.
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Post by pila on Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:53 pm

My '74 Malibu needs a re-charge. Must have a loose line or a leak from the engine change. It's OEM yet. I'm thinking about some R12 off of Ebay to service it.

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Post by The Dude on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:45 am

billy-ray wrote:what is everyone doing for heater and a/c

Sitting in a pile in the corner of my garage. Plan on fabbing a block off plate where the firewall hole used to be.
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:05 am

Mine is in Chicago area sold to another member ................. And I will be fabing up a plate for the holes when I get heat in garage LOL

But I also have a heat box as well If I wanna run that


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Post by orange Juiced on Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:27 pm

Twisted Evil looks like we are all thinking the same way. I personally don't like the shave firewall on certain cars. the original plan was to go with AC. Then it changed to remove the whole AC and buy the AC delete cover that was posted on here. But I'm going the cheaper route and just shave it. I rather spend the money on something else for the car.



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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:06 pm

Mines all factory AC and heater. Love it!

I know one thing I would do over would be if I recovered my seats agian i would definatly install a seat heater kit....

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Post by orange Juiced on Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:41 pm

BlackChevelleSS wrote:Mines all factory AC and heater. Love it!

I know one thing I would do over would be if I recovered my seats agian i would definatly install a seat heater kit....

scratch that's a good idea
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:26 am

found this kit on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250688110046&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

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Post by pila on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:42 am

Nothing like warm buns on a cold morning Very Happy

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Post by The Dude on Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:55 am

Might as well throw up a pic of my hole in the wall too. This is before I took out the heater & all related components. Mainly just removed all the the AC junk.

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:19 pm

wow Everyone is in disassemble status right now holy hell !!!

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Post by The Dude on Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:44 pm

I'm in the reassemble stage, but yeah it seems like every time I put something else together another part comes off. Laughing
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Post by abajc3 on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:27 am

my car is original a/c, but its missing a compressor and some of the linings. its nice to drive with windows down but they are so big that you cant have anything on the rear shelf unfortunately,it all gets blown away

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Post by texan01 on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:59 pm

Mine's got factory HVAC and it all works very well.

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Post by Malicruiser on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:24 am

Took both the heater and ac out of mine too. Though I do plan on replacing all of it with a vintage air system down the road. Far down the road $ Sad .
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Post by pila on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:31 pm

I've been spoiled by AC for a long time, and intend to keep it working if possible, even if R134 is required to do it. And I have a 30 LB can of the 134 plus a bunch of small cans, oil etc.
I just purged/cleaned the evap core and condenser for my Elco project. I used nitrogen to blow them out after using the cleaner. Hopefully I can get that system working too.
Advance Auto has the adapter set-up to replace the old filter-dryer assembly, for just under 80 bucks, which seems like one way to go for a R134 conversion.

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:32 pm

I have a custom 2/75 AC system in mine at the moment....2 windows down, 75 MPH. HA

Compressor is shot and i have wiring trouble to the blower Head Bang
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:46 pm

Just as they were about to ban the sale of R12, I went out and bought a 20lb tank of it at the local Sam's Club. Probably still have about 15 lbs of it. The stuff is like liquid gold, so until I do decide to have the A/C system checked out on the Monte, I'll probably just sit on it. No sense in dumping it in the car each Spring only to watch it leak out during the next winter.
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Post by pila on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:37 pm

There's a die that you can use in the system, to spot leaks in the system. I used it some years ago, and it does show up leaks.

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Post by Mcarlo77 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:07 pm

I remember growing up and my dad having to recharge the A/C on our cars each Spring. He would say the front seal on the compressor would usually contract just enough in the cold weather to allow refrigerant to leak out. Or, around the hose fittings. But back then, you just grabbed a small can of R12 and threw it in...no big deal...just considered routine maintenance. Guess I still cling to that philosophy that up here where it's cold, it's inevitable that you'll need to recharge each Spring.
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Post by HDHugger on Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:16 am

A/C? What's that? LOL On a hot summer day, I have constant HEAT blowing right at me. Somebody went through the dash and screwed all of that up. Not only dd they take the A/C out, but they messed up the heater control, the cables, who knows what else. I can't even close the door to the vent. It all has to be fixed before the dash goes back in. So, when it's 80+ degrees out, I get into my car, with it's black interior, leave the windows down to get some not-as-hot air, and turn up the stereo so I can't hear the whine of the timing gear.

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