Factory A/C

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  1. Slaabs

    Slaabs New Member

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    Its been suggested by other Members that I post this here. I am looking to restore my 71 to factory a/c. most of its there but some vacuum motors and electrical on the outside might /is missing. can anyone send me some pictures or a video of the stuff on or around the evap box?
     
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    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I suggest that you order a copy of the 1971 Assembly Manual. My 1970 manual has 33 pages of diagrams, drawings, and parts listings for air conditioning. The 1971 manual would likely have similar information for your car. If you are really interested in putting the A/C back to original, the Assembly Manual would be very valuable to you........and cheap to buy.

    https://www.npdlink.com/product/boo...anual%2Bbook&top_parent=7&year=1971&year=1971
     
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    I have posted some helpful links below. I thought about restoring my factory ac system myself. I created a list of parts and priced it out and found that it was not that great vs the aftermarket stuff. But my system had too much stuff that was broken/missing. I just ran a heater delete box until I get the money for the aftermarket stuff. If your plan on restoring the factory ac system and using R134 good idea to upgrade the condenser to a parallel flow or your AC may not cool as effectively as you want.

    http://www.nastyz28.com/tech/aircond.html

    http://thepartguy.com/diagrams_camaro.htm
     
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    erhan ergin New Member

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    Is there an easy way to tell if the condenser I have is a parallel flow or not? I have a factory A/C car where the compressor was off the car when I bought it. All other A/C components are still there and they appear to be pretty new. I am trying to see if I can buy one of the $500 kits which comes with a new compressor, mounting brackets and such from partsguy. I actually contacted him and he referred me to
    https://www.originalair.com/70-camaro-134a-rotary-compressor-upgrade-kit-stage-1

    Thanks
     
  5. BillyDean7173

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    I bought nearly all of my parts several years ago from Original Air or their subsidiary Classic Auto Air to restore my 73Z factory AC . Very expensive but great stuff, especially if going R134a.
    I would give them a call and ask them your question. Maybe shoot them a pic of what you have. They were very helpful when I was ordering.

    https://www.originalair.com/70-73-camaro-condenser-parallel-flow
     
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    Yeah I tired calling but I think they are out due to corona virus restrictions. BTW I see you are in Hutto. I am in South Austin. I took my son to the remote control car race track in Hutto last summer. Nice town. There was a cool tex/mex place in town center we ate at :)
     
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    Very possible. I'm stuck at the house and my car is in Elgin, so I can't compare my original condenser with the parallel flow to try and help you.

    It's been a few years, but I thought Original Air was in Florida and the subsidiary Classic Auto Air was up by Dallas. I remember I was a little pissed that they shipped my parts from Florida instead of Texas, but they explained why and it sounded legit. I'd have to look through my notes to remember why.

    Glad you liked Hutto and always good to find another local 2nd gen owner. You're the third I've met in a month that owns a 71, lol. PM me this weekend if you want and we can exchange phone numbers. I'll tell you all of the info I can about my AC purchases.
     

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