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Username Post: Installing Vintageair        (Topic#359018)
Denny50 
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12-02-19 07:27 PM - Post#2781412    

I’m in the process of building a 1950 Sedan Delivery, anyone installed Vintage Air? Looking for any info. & tips. Thanks Denny



 


astroracer 64
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astroracer
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Loc: Mid-Michigan
Reg: 11-27-19
12-03-19 05:02 AM - Post#2781416    
    In response to Denny50

I replaced an old, non-functioning system with a Vintage Air unit last year at this time. This is in the 2 door wagon I have torn all apart for rust and paint repair.
The install is fairly straight forward, just follow their guidelines and ask if you run into problems.
One thing I did in my install was to put the diverter valve on top of the HVAC case under the dash. I also ran copper lines and fittings under the dash because of space restraints.


Mark



 
lobucrod 
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lobucrod
Age: 67
Loc: Slaton, TX
Reg: 10-01-07
12-03-19 09:33 AM - Post#2781431    
    In response to astroracer

Easiest to install is Old Air Products Hurricane unit. The ac and heat fittings come out throung the existing right hand air vent hole in the firewall. I have one in my 50 Sedan delivery. I also used their controller for a 55-59 Chevrolet PU and mounted it in the radio delete plate. It fit the curve perfectly.
If you want I can look up some pics of the install. I have some on Photobucket I posted earlier in another thread but Photobucket is making photo links almost unviewable in an effort to make people pay for their service.



'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


 
Denny50 
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12-03-19 03:06 PM - Post#2781451    
    In response to lobucrod

Thanks for info. Some pictures would be great if not to much trouble. Thanks again



 
bolake 
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Age: 72
Loc: Northern MN
Reg: 09-05-17
12-03-19 04:09 PM - Post#2781456    
    In response to lobucrod

I been thinking of air for 50 chevy styleline, looked at the Old Air site, Which Hurricane unit did you use? there's about 6 different ones, cable, electronic etc.

If your not the lead dog the view never changes


 
lobucrod 
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lobucrod
Age: 67
Loc: Slaton, TX
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12-03-19 05:05 PM - Post#2781458    
    In response to bolake

I used the CAP-1100 with electronic valves.
I’m having a problem getting pics added with my phone. I’ll add some later when I’m on the big computer








'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


Edited by lobucrod on 12-03-19 05:08 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Cruzin Okie 
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Loc: Jay, Oklahoma
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12-03-19 05:24 PM - Post#2781459    
    In response to Denny50

I've installed a Vintage Air, Gen IV, in my last 1950 coupe, and one in my present 1953 sedan. In My Opinion they are really good units. That Hurricane is a good unit too. It is pretty slick the way the Hurricane mounts and uses the vent opening to pass the connections through. That sure simplifies things by grouping the connections in that one spot.

Good luck with you install.

Johnnie

1950 styleline deluxe sports coupe, 350 cid, TH 400, nova rear end. Gen IV Vintage air. SOLD!
1953 210 4 Door, 235 with Powerglide. All original except for the 1954 hood bird.

John 3:16



 
Denny50 
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12-03-19 05:46 PM - Post#2781460    
    In response to astroracer

Thanks for info. do you know the model or part number you used. Also which dash controls did you use. I’m doing an LS swap, have mustang II suspension installed, just getting started and looking for info. Thanks again Denny



 
bolake 
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Age: 72
Loc: Northern MN
Reg: 09-05-17
12-04-19 05:23 AM - Post#2781475    
    In response to lobucrod

Thanks , I see Cruzin Okie said it uses the vent opening for lines, so it would mount to the firewall in front of the vent opening, losing the vent?

If your not the lead dog the view never changes


 
lobucrod 
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lobucrod
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Loc: Slaton, TX
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12-04-19 05:35 AM - Post#2781476    
    In response to bolake

Here's a few pics of the Old Air unit in my SD.


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And here is a pic of the 55-59 PU controller


'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


Edited by lobucrod on 12-04-19 05:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bolake 
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12-04-19 10:04 AM - Post#2781485    
    In response to lobucrod

Thanks looks good, You said you used electronic controls in upper post, your picture looks like mechanical. Also are you running electric fan or motor driven fan? Which condenser did you use? mount in front of radiator. Wondering because I have regular motor fan with electric in front of radiator which I will have to eliminate. Have new walker radiator with built-in tranny cooler. Engine heat is 180 even in 90 degrees, Don't know if I will have to install a separate tranny cooler being I would be going to just the engine fan.

If your not the lead dog the view never changes


 
lobucrod 
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12-04-19 11:27 AM - Post#2781488    
    In response to bolake

  • bolake Said:
Thanks looks good, You said you used electronic controls in upper post, your picture looks like mechanical. Also are you running electric fan or motor driven fan? Which condenser did you use? mount in front of radiator. Wondering because I have regular motor fan with electric in front of radiator which I will have to eliminate. Have new walker radiator with built-in tranny cooler. Engine heat is 180 even in 90 degrees, Don't know if I will have to install a separate tranny cooler being I would be going to just the engine fan.


It is an electronic controller. No electric fan just a mechanical fan with shroud. I am using a condenser I had picked at a swap meet a while back that supposedly is for a 55-57 Chevy.

'38 Chevy Coupe Gasser 409 powered
'50 Sedan Delivery 401 Nailhead powered
'62 Buick Electra original survivor


 
bolake 
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Age: 72
Loc: Northern MN
Reg: 09-05-17
12-04-19 12:27 PM - Post#2781490    
    In response to lobucrod

OK Thanks that's the way I will end up with mechanical fan

If your not the lead dog the view never changes


 
Denny50 
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12-04-19 04:08 PM - Post#2781500    
    In response to lobucrod

Thanks for info. Denny



 
GreatNorthWoods 
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12-06-19 04:43 AM - Post#2781573    
    In response to Denny50

I have a Vintage Air unit in my 53 Sport Coupe but I had it installed by a shop. Biggest thing I noticed was that they had to cut down the size of the glove box.



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Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, Vintage Air, EZ Wire, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, 59 Vette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Posies Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II front, Continental Kit


 
Tri5man 
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12-06-19 07:02 AM - Post#2781582    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Go to the Vintage Air web site and pull up the installation instructions for the Unit you intend to buy. That way you'll know what you'll be up against.



 
cbmkr56 
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12-07-19 06:22 PM - Post#2781684    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Same here , I did my own install in My 50 brought all the hoses out of the side of the firewall below the hood hinge and spring, and i cut my glove box down. Nothing visible from the inside of the car unless you get real low.



 


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