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Old 03-06-2013, 06:01 PM
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Well the 63 is a far superior car to the 61 . Small dent in the dash on passenger side , Looks like the bumber extension on passenger side is bend ( easy replacement ) . This car does have power windows hopefully they are all working . Nice over-all body and paint , notice the correct windshield and front sill and dash . Remember , Classic Auto Air in Tampa Bay Florida has an after market indash installed A/C kit with the new Refrigerant and modern A/C compressor, complete kit to give you the A/C option you want . Again I like 63's but as Ray says 64's to 66's is another option. In the end they are all birds we have a strong passion for, happy hunting regards Ian.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:26 PM
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[quote= Remember , Classic Auto Air in Tampa Bay Florida has an after market indash installed A/C kit with the new Refrigerant and modern A/C compressor, complete kit to give you the A/C option you want . Again I like 63's but as Ray says 64's to 66's is another option. In the end they are all birds we have a strong passion for, happy hunting regards Ian.[/quote]

I have that A/C system. Can't say I'm thrilled with it. There is a reason the oem's put the evaporator and fan in the engine compartment. The under dash fan is too loud, and the cooling capacity is marginal. I'm going to see if I can use some sound deadening material to lower the noise. They now offer a larger evaporator, which is what should have been standard to start with. The next system I do will be a hybrid that I know will do the job and do it quietly. Sorry for the rant, but as I think good products should be praised, I also think that those that aren't up to par should get equal billing. Mike
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:45 AM
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Thanks for the input.

We are going to look at the 63 this weekend. Even if she isnt interested its always good to get a benchmark on condition and price.

The misses prefers the yellow, turquoise or beige with a beige or white interior.

She has no problem waiting for the right one to come along.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:01 PM
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Looks like some major changes and an incorrect windshield from another car along with I would walk away from this one !!!
Unless I miss my guess, some DSPO has switched the windshield and rear window around. This mod most likely influenced by the Jeep Gladiator brow cab trucks.

:not my first choice for a first post, but, I couldn't let it go:
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:25 PM
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Mike I understand your comments on the squarebird evaporator set-up being externally housed in the engine compartment . But bullet bird and 64 thru 66's have the evaporator installed with-in the interior heating A/C ducting the only thing in the engine compartment is the fan motor only.There-for, the new retro kit is totally installed in the dash heating and cooling assembly with-in the car (referring to evaporator coil only ). With discharge grills mounted through the dash .Ian
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:07 PM
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Thanks for the input everyone. I think the most desirable year for us is the 66 or the 65 because of the disk brakes.

Stylewise, my misses prefers the 61-63, I prefer the 58-60.

I want ps, pb, ac without having to add them. Other than that, as few options as possible is fine with me.

I will do some upgrades for drivability like adding relays to the headlights and an HEI dizzy.

What amazes me is the number of these cars that have survived 45+ years. There are plenty of them for sale.
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