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Old 10-17-2009, 10:39 PM
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Hi, I was wondering if any one has used or purchased aftermarket ac unit for Squarebirds? Maybe one system is better than the other?
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Old 10-17-2009, 10:51 PM
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Hey Bill,
I've been looking at this web site. Christine has no AC, but when I redo her I will add AC original or this!
http://www.classicautoair.com/58_60_...g_Ford_AC.html
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:04 PM
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Hi, Richard my wifes is a mild custom! So it doesnt need to be a factory unit, it is a real 430 car when I got it the motor was shot so I tuned it up a bit now it has 512ci mel with tripower, c6 trans some other goodies!
I think the unit u were looking at is the same one a saw on ebay!
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:16 PM
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That is way cool. Would sure like to see some pics of that build if you have some. I'am planing a 482 FE for my 60, but it has to wait for the wifes truck restoration(which is getting close) and then my mustang. the mustang is getting a crossbolted 434" FE that should be just south of 600hp. I'am in the process of putting the Classic Auto A/C in my sixty now along with a bunch of interior work. if I get it done before I leave for the winter will post some info. Mike
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:29 PM
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Ya its a net car! She has been real patient with me! (just about to run out) I started on it a few years back and got side tracked with racing and other peoples projects! Now I need to figure out were I left off I have a bunch of pics. soon as I get a scanner(its been that long) I can put some pics up!
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:25 PM
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A few of our members have Classic Air. It's a good syst. Runs on 134A. The Sanden compressor draws little or no horsepower. I also know people with GM's that run.

R12 will woon be a thing of the past. Original systems converted to 134A will not work as well. Plus those original compressors took some HP to run.

If I had an orig AC car . . . . sure I'd want to keep the stock system. Maybe have a larger condenser made (it'sout of sight anyways) to help it run with the 134 conversion done.
But as far as adding AC, Classic is the way to go.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:13 AM
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We are putting the new generation vintage air in my convertible. I wanted the biggest I could get because of the convertible and the heat here in the summer. It has caused us to do a lot of extra work to get it up under the dash. If the classic fits with out modifying the lower panel that would be well worth it. We have had to add a small bubble in the fire wall and move the lower panel out 3/4 of an inch. This unit does have the advantage of being able to split high and low. I am using a factory vent in the dash and then two in the lower panel, one on each side. I am curious as to how the classic compressor brackets worked for those using them. I used them and had to modify them and go to the later water pump to gain the extra groove on the pulley. I would love to know how you guys got them to work because we couldnt.
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:47 PM
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Thanks guys! I think it sounds like the classic air is the way to go! Is there a forum member that is a dealer?
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:12 PM
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I like how you guys have wives with their own classic cars. I'm a little jealous actually.

My wife is supportive of my hobby, but could care less about it herself. In fact, she doesn't really even enjoy riding in it. That's OK, really, I didn't marry her for her interest in cars.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:18 PM
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My wife puts up with my cars, but that's about as far as it goes. I keep trying to tell her that we have his and hers T-birds, she gets the 59 and I get the 60, but she hasn't bought that one yet.

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