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Username Post: Vintage air        (Topic#349698)
Swifster 
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Loc: Bradenton, FL
Reg: 05-26-18
10-11-18 04:54 PM - Post#2748458    
    In response to junky

Vintage Air did a presentation at Ididit in MI. The real difference between R-12 and 134a systems is the condenser. R134a isn't as efficient as R-12 and requires more tubes and fins in the condenser. Give them a call and explain what you are looking to do and they should be able to point you in the right direction.

Tom

1963 Chevrolet ?
$121.00


 




64ausbelair 
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Posts: 261
64ausbelair
Loc: Australia (QLD)
Reg: 10-26-06
10-12-18 01:45 AM - Post#2748481    
    In response to Andy4639

Hey Andy. As Junky says. All vintage air stuff is 134a I have gone with a 24 x 14 x .83 condenser. The one they use for the sure fit system is 22 x 14 x .83. That size isn’t readily available here in oz. I ended up going with the slightly larger one. I don’t want to let too many secrets out but I think this system is going to look pretty trick. I’m adapting some 61 Pontiac ac controls and vents etc so that it all looks period for our rhd cars. I’ll post some progress pics over the next couple of weeks.



 
Cmb62 
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Posts: 25

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Reg: 04-28-17
10-13-18 02:57 AM - Post#2748551    
    In response to 64ausbelair

That’s cool Jason. Looking forward to updates and pics

Go with the flow


 
vintage air tech 
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Posts: 2

Loc: San Antonio
Reg: 04-27-18
10-16-18 11:39 AM - Post#2748836    
    In response to 64ausbelair

  • 64ausbelair Said:
Hey Andy. As Junky says. All vintage air stuff is 134a I have gone with a 24 x 14 x .83 condenser. The one they use for the sure fit system is 22 x 14 x .83. That size isn’t readily available here in oz. I ended up going with the slightly larger one. I don’t want to let too many secrets out but I think this system is going to look pretty trick. I’m adapting some 61 Pontiac ac controls and vents etc so that it all looks period for our rhd cars. I’ll post some progress pics over the next couple of weeks.




The General rule of thumb is, as long as the condenser was designed for R134a going larger is the best option. The 22" works well but the 24" will shed more heat. Keep us posted on the build pics we love to get photos of what you guys are cooking up!

Performance First


 




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