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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 19, 10:04 AM
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Re: Vintage Air in a Non-A/C 70

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I have a non A/C 70 with small block engine and the alternator on the right hand side. I am planning to order the Vintage Air COMPLETE kit for non A/C cars.

My question is, is there anything I need to be aware of when ordering or installing??

Also do any of you have pictures of your institutions under the hood and inside the car?

Also does the normal heater controls get modified in any way? Or does it have its own controls?

Thanks in advance
I had a Vintage Air system installed in my non-a/c '71 Chevelle. I'll answer your questions in order:

1° The only thing you need to tell them are that your car was a non-a/c car originally and also what kind of engine you have ...
2° I do have some pictures but it would be easier for me if I could e-mail them to you…
3° The kit comes with it's own controls but they look very similar to the original controls, so don't worry, it won't look "out-of-place" once installed.

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Re: Vintage Air in a Non-A/C 70

Once you use the Aeroquip EZ Clip system you'll likely never go back to standard crimping. Ideally it does require a special plier tool but it is relatively cheap.
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Once you use the Aeroquip EZ Clip system you'll likely never go back to standard crimping. Ideally it does require a special plier tool but it is relatively cheap.
I would imagine that if you used any other end than the one supplied you would have a hard time with any warrant issue. The crimp on ends supplied are easy peasy. Why buy a high dollar tool for one use?

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Can you post a picture of the whole dash with the passenger door open?

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Re: Vintage Air in a Non-A/C 70

Here’s a couple of shots, one from the pass side with the door open and one of the controls.
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Pic # 4 is shot from the pass side showing the evaporator/heater box under the dash.

Pic #5 is the same, shot down low by the shifter towards the pass side.

Any auto a/c shop can crimp the ends for you. When I did mine they charged 75.00 to crimp the ends, evac and fill.
Gotcha thanks for everything

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Here’s a couple of shots, one from the pass side with the door open and one of the controls.
I see vents above the controls. Did your car come with A/C originally?

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Re: Vintage Air in a Non-A/C 70

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I see vents above the controls. Did your car come with A/C originally?
Yes, my car originally had a/c. The vents above the controls are not the originals, I couldn’t bring myself to cut off the back to attach the vintage air adapter. I did the cutting on a repop I bought. I still have the original which has a shut off lever between the vents.
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Re: Vintage Air in a Non-A/C 70

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Once you use the Aeroquip EZ Clip system you'll likely never go back to standard crimping. Ideally it does require a special plier tool but it is relatively cheap.
Best thing since buttered toast...and if you look hard you can find the clips and pliars from Eaton, at a considerable savings.
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