ac options for my 70 non ac car

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  1. satchelmcqueen

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    so i was hoping to get an all electric ac kit so as to save on horse power/gas when i do the 347 swap. BUT.....they are too expensive by the time i upgrade the wiring and alternator issues to run it.

    where is the best place to get all the stock ac parts? asking before looking as i dont want to strain my brain and flip out. thanks!!
     
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    A/C parts car...:yup:
     
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    I put a 71 AC in my 74. Got almost everything needed at the junkyard and the rest off eBay. The AC shop made the hoses and charged the system
     
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    We have the Vintage Air mock-up boxes if you want to see which one of their boxes will fit.
     
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    I put a stock system in my car 20 years ago. I used the non-AC dash and blocked the vents. Works great.

    Cometized is listing an AC system in the "What did you do today..." section.

    Micah
     
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    mavgrab302 MCCI Florida State Rep

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    nostalgic air here in Ocala,Fl. has a complete A/C & Heat unit for $1075.00 comes with everything you need minus the Freon. Even includes the vents to mount on the package tray...
     
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    thanks! this is exactly what im looking for. will order in the next few weeks. seems like the easiest and best priced system at a fair price. i was hoping for an electric style but it seems most will need 2 alternators or some other bs make work, so ill go with this one. thanks again!!

    here is the one ill order at the link in case anyone else is also interested.
    https://nostalgicac.com/complete-ac...ord-indash-ac-heat-defrost-kit-1951-1985.html
     
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    Ditto on: Parts car.
    Here's my first picture of my parts car:
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    I got a poorly running, but still driveable, if you fill the tranny, 75 Maverick parts car for $350

    I got the heat-a/c box, dash with climate controls vents and duct work, hoses, condenser and accumulator and sight glass. Painted the dash,touched up the vents and have it ready to install:
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    And I got the under dash tray with glove box (my 70 didn't have a glove box) and A/C vents:
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    I sold the complete running 250 motor and C4 trans from the parts car for $350.
    75 250 pass side before cleaning.JPG

    I also got the power disc brakes and everything I need to make them work:
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    new sway bar links.jpg

    I also got the 5 lug suspension and upgraded my rear end from 4 lug 2.79 to 5 lug 3.00 with bigger drums.


    I sold my 2.79 8" rear for $200 at a swap meet


    All together, I have sold more than $1000 of parts from my parts car after removing everything I wanted and then scrapped the carcass for another $35. Here's the last picture of my parts car in the back of my truck:
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    Parts cars are great at the beginning of a project. You get a hundred other little things here and there like trim clips, special screws, and lenses, etc.
     
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    I saw this in Atlanta craigslist this morning, I would buy it in a heartbeat if I had the money and space to put another car. It could be a gold mine of great parts and isn't a million miles away from you:

    https://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/cto/d/1973-ford-maverick/6212287620.html

    It doesn't have the power brake shock tower brace, but it does have complete factory A/C and probably has the V8 belly bar.

    Who cares about a title if it is a parts car?
    Check the VIN # with the state police, before you buy, if you are worried about it being stolen.

    Check with your local DMV before you go look, there are legal ways around a lost title for old cars in Georgia, if you decided it was too restoreable to part-out.
     
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    You don't need a title in Georgia on old cars...just a bill of sale.
     
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    I have less than $500 in the whole factory system by using the junkyard and eBay. Most expensive thing was the AC shop making hoses and re-charging system, that cost $250. http://1bad6t.com/Maverick/maverick_57.html
     
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    I see it has a padded A/C dash tray...:thumbs2:
     
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    I installed a complete vintage air under dash kit with heat and it cost me around $1100 and works great.
     
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    could you PM me the specs on the model you used? I am thinking about switching from stock to aftermarket A/C.
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI Supporting Member

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    Luxury Decor Option (LDO).....V8....Factory AC. Too bad the roof has serious rust under the vinyl.
     
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