AfterMarket A/C

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  1. ChiefRocka

    ChiefRocka Father/Son 69.5 Build

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    Hey guys...

    I have a Factory A/C 69.5 Maverick.

    If I cannot restore the factory Evap box to operational condition, which types have you tried ??

    I am familiar with, and have done many VinAir units on many GM classics, both in kit form and universal … not afraid of fabrication.

    What about a Falcon kit from Classic Air or Old Air ?
     
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    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    I would say you can find parts to restore the original AC box. I know I have boxes I am parting out.
     
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    There have been some folks here that have used aftermarket systems. You may have to do some creative searches to find their posts.

    I restored my 1972 A/C box using a gasket kit for a Mustang of the same era. I also had box out of a later Mav, 1976 I think, that I borrowed some parts out of. There is a big difference in the A/C core in in the later box, different design, even though the boxes look similar externally.

    These boxes are big. I compare removing one from a complete car as "like pulling a molar out of a T-Rex". You have about an inch of wiggle room in any direction. Get a helper to guide you if reinstalling it. I fought it repeated solo, and had it done in a couple minutes with another pair of eyes under the hood. Just for a smaller size alone, an aftermarket A/C may be a good choice.

    See post 74 on the page in the link ...

    http://mmb.maverick.to/threads/captains-comet.55560/page-5
     
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