1966 Pontiac Grand Prix Air Conditioning
Parts & Services
INFORMATION on the 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
|Factory A/C Specs||Overview||Stats & Specs|
About the OEM Factory Air Conditioning System Originally Installed on the 1966 Grand Prix
AC System Type:
Expansion & POA Valve/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 POA. Learn more about GM valves.
Grand Prix background and what was new in 1966
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 1966 Grand Prix in context
The 1966 Grand Prix was the fifth 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.
66 vs 65 Front
On the 1966 Grand Prix, the vertical dual headlights and the “eyebrow” lip remained but the three, horizontal rectangles in the grille were lost. The front was more rounded than in 1965, with smaller, egg-crate style, black, plastic grilles.
66 vs 65 Side
The rear wheel well covering continued on the 1966 Grand Prix. Chrome trim was added on the side panels from the molding line on the 1965 to the bottom of the panel.
66 vs 65 Rear
The tail fins became more pronounced than on the 1965 Grand Prix and chrome trim ribs were added in the rear, blacked out in between the taillights hidden between the ribs at the ends.
General Statistics & Specifications on the 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
First Gen (1962 — 1968)
“Std” Body Type:
Other Body Types:
389 V8 333 hp
389 V8 256-325 hp, 421 V8 356-376 hp
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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 1966 Pontiac Grand Prix
- S6 Replacement Compressor
- 1966 Grand Prix Condenser
- 1966 Grand Prix Air Condtioning Controls
- 1966 Grand Prix Evaporator
- 1966 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Hoses, Lines & Fittings
- 1966 Grand Prix Expansion Valve
- 1966 Grand Prix Air Conditioning POA Valve
- 1966 Grand Prix Filter-Drier
- 1966 Grand Prix Heater
- 1966 Grand Prix Air Conditioning Repair and Rebuild Services
- Other Replacement Parts?
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