1962 Pontiac Grand Prix Air Conditioning
Parts & Services
INFORMATION on the 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
|Factory A/C Specs||Overview||Stats & Specs|
About the OEM Factory Air Conditioning System Originally Installed on the 1962 Grand Prix
AC System Type:
Expansion & Suction Throttling Valve (STV)/Filter-drier/Electric & Vacuum controls. No safety switch in this factory system, which relied instead on discharge outlet on A6 compressor.
Single-groove, GM A6 compressor located on passenger side of engine. Learn more about GM compressors.
Tube and fin. Learn more about GM condensers.
Vacuum & electrically operated manual controls. Learn more about GM controls.
Located inside the passenger side cowl, behind the wheel well. Learn more about GM evaporators.
Mounted inside the engine compartment on the passenger side of the radiator. Note that the muffler installed in the discharge hose is commonly mistaken for the filter-drier in this vehicle. Learn more about GM filter-driers.
Hose clamps rather than pre-crimped fittings. Learn more about GM hoses-lines.
Expansion and STV (Suction Throttling Valve). Learn more about GM valves.
Grand Prix background and what was new in 1962
The Grand Prix as a model
The Pontiac Grand Prix was first introduced in 1962 as Pontiac’s answer to the Ford Thunderbird, slotted as a luxury, performance, mid-size car, between the larger Bonneville and the smaller Tempest in the Pontiac lineup.
The 1962 Grand Prix in context
The 1962 Grand Prix was the 1st of the B-body based 1st Generation (1962-1968). The long, low, clean, wide look of the 1st Gen’s was a break from the bulkier, heavily chromed, larger tailfin cars of the 50’s. It was basically a Catalina coupe but with a much more restrained exterior and very little chrome trim.
The 1962 Grand Prix sported the signature Pontiac split front grille but it lacked the thin, horizontal chrome bars of the Catalina and was recessed, making the front appear more beaked.
The 1962 Grand Prix had chromeless side panels with a strong, full-length, center contour beginning as a half moon coming off the outside round headlight and transitioning to a split ridge beginning in the door panels.
The interior of the 1962 Grand Prix was sportier and more luxurious than the Catalina, with bucket seats, center console, tachometer and floor shift.
General Statistics & Specifications on the 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
First Gen (1962 — 1968)
“Std” Body Type:
Other Body Types:
389 V8 235 hp
389 V8 230-348 hp, 421 V8 405hp
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Note: The “Std” body type, dimension, price, weight and engine is for the best selling base model. Production totals are for all models combined.
Air Conditioning Solutions for your 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix
- 1962 Grand Prix Condenser
- 1962 Grand Prix Air Condtioning Controls
- 1962 Grand Prix Evaporator
- 1962 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Hoses, Lines & Fittings
- 1962 Grand Prix Expansion Valve
- 1962 Grand Prix Filter-Drier
- 1962 Grand Prix Heater
- 1962 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Repair and Rebuild Services
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