Our complete engine compartment upgrade kits contain everything you need to upgrade your classic factory air conditioning to the efficiency of modern A/C. When you place your order, depending on your model, we’ll need to know a few details before we send out your kit. As an example, here’s a recent exchange between a 70 Charger 440 owner and one of the CAA experts.
We’ve reproduced five A/C evaporator coils to work with 1968-82 Corvette factory air conditioning. The units are built in the US by Classic Auto Air’s Original Air Group. Shown here from top to bottom are coils for 1968, 1969-72, 1973-early 77, mid-1977-79, and 1980-82 Corvettes. For more information and part numbers, give us a call.
April 17 marks the 49th anniversary of the introduction of the Ford Mustang. More than a million of them were sold in the first 24 months — still the record for the most successful new car introduction.
The first Mustangs are technically referred to as 1964 1/2 because they were released in the spring, when there was less competition from the usual fall vehicle introductions.
The CAA car guys are here to help you figure out exactly what parts you need to get the A/C working in your classic car. Here’s a typical inquiry we get from potential customers looking for the right hoses for their upgraded air conditioning systems.
I put a serpentine drive system on my 70 Monte Carlo and need to connect the A/C lines from the Sanden compressor to the factory POA valve and factory condenser. Do you have fittings/hoses available for me to complete this project? I might also change the condenser so the fittings will both be on the passenger side of the engine bay.
Classic Auto Air’s model-specific Perfect Fit ELITE™air conditioning system is now available for 1970-72 Chevrolet Chevelles and El Caminos. You can now retrofit an original 1970-72 Chevelle/El Camino with modern performing air conditioning, heating and defrost.
Upgrading your vehicle’s cooling system from the old R12 refrigerant can present a host of challenges. Here’s an issue we’re often asked about by Mopar owners.
I have converted my 68 Charger to R134a using a rotary compressor. Sometimes my system stops cooling and I lose air flow from the vents. What is causing this and how can I fix it?
Just Released: D.E.R. (Direct Electronic Replacement) Controls for 1969 Camaros and 1970-72 ChevellesFebruary 21st, 2013
Classic Auto Air’s new D.E.R. (Direct Electronic Replacement) Controls for 1969 Camaros and 1970-72 Chevelles provide fully electric operation for your Perfect Fit Elite air-conditioning system. The 100% aluminum controls bolt into the factory location of your outdated cable operated controls, giving you plug-and-play convenience. They are backlit for night driving.
The newest addition to Classic Auto Air’s RestoMod Drive line of serpentine belts is a drive kit for 289/302/351W small block Ford engines. This compact kit features pulleys and mounting brackets that are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. The pulley systems include all of the necessary billet aluminum pulleys and stainless steel fasteners, as well as the highest quality, name-brand components: Edelbrock water pump, Powermaster 140 amp alternator, Sanden A/C compressor, Maval power steering pump, Gates belt tensioner, and six-rib serpentine belt.
Occasionally we receive a box of rare and valuable AC parts with no indication of how to contact the sender or what needs to be done with the components. We have to spend time tracking down the owner, slowing down the turnaround time and prolonging the suffering involved in owning an AC-less car.
To ensure that your restoration work is started and completed as quickly as possible, give us a call before you pack up those parts. We’ll discuss what you have in mind and the options available to you. After that, fill out and submit the online restoration form and print up enough copies to include one in each box you ship, and be sure to make another copy for your records. You can find a link to the form on the left-hand column of every CAA website page (except the Tech Talk blog).
At Classic Auto Air, we can restore nearly any air conditioning part for models from the 1950s through the 1970s, and we do so on a daily basis. Here’s one example of the types of restoration projects we receive inquiries about.
I’m restoring my 1972 Plymouth Cuda heater box and want to retain its original look. If I sent it to you for restoration, would you be able to fix the broken fiberglass? Keep the original stamped numbers intact when you fix the fiberglass? Blast and paint the outside of the motor housing? Blast all the metal parts?