Classic Auto Air is now offering an online version of our Factory Air Conditioning Parts and Service Catalog . The catalog is 64 pages long and provides information on rebuilding and restoration services, compressor upgrade and engine compartment kits, and more for 1980 and older Ford, GM, and MOPAR classics. If you have a slow internet connection or don’t mind waiting, drop us an e-mail or give us a call and we’ll gladly mail a copy.
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In this video shot live from SEMA 2011, Classic Auto Air’s own Mike Rejkowski chats with Jerry Dixey and discusses how an air conditioning system for a Rolls Royce led to the development of ac systems for classic Mustangs and more. Mike also explains how CAA has a solution for the air conditioning needs of all kinds of classic car owners. Whether your original system is broken or lacks in the performance department, your classic car never came with factory ac, or you are looking to improve on old and out-dated OEM technology, Classic Auto air has a solution that is sure to keep you cool. Mike and Jerry even goof on the old knee freezer systems and highlight the features and benefits of our new and improved Perfect Fit Elite system for 1969-70 Mustangs. If you are new to Classic Auto Air, or just want to figure out what we have been up to lately, don’t miss this cool video from SEMA 2011.
Earlier this month, we received an e-mail from a potential customer asking why our Perfect Fit model specific air conditioning systems are “the best bang for the buck.” It seemed like a hanging curve ball over the plate, and we decided it was time for some shameless promotion on our blog. Short story long, there are many reasons why our Perfect Fit AC systems are the best in the business, but in this post we focus on just one: coil size. (more…)
The 2 most frequent questions guys ask us are: “How long will it take to install your aftermarket a/c kit in my car?” and, “What do I get in the kit?”
Here is the feedback from our customers; guys like you with a variety of skills and shop equipment and heater / air-conditioning knowledge before they start. — Take it easy, get a pal to help, and on average a Perfect Fit kit aftermarket air conditioning kit takes about 16 to 18 hours to install.
Many people ask what maintenance steps they should take for their classic’s factory a/c system. Our tech guys always give the same, straight forward advice: “USE your air conditioning!” Contrary to popular belief, refrigerant is not consumed by using the air conditioning.
Even if we don’t have a ready-made solution for your car air conditioning needs, we’ll try to help. As an example, today’s blog post tells about how we helped Rich Roesch in Panmama City, FL with his 1974 Triumph TR6. Rich told us:
Classic Auto Air’s pre-engineered compressor upgrade kits for the Pontiac Firebirds & Trans-Am are easy to install, requiring no modifications to your car. They draw less than half the horsepower at half the weight of the original A6 compressor, increase fuel economy and just look cool in the process. They can even operate at up to 6,000 rpm’s!
The S6 compressor is a direct replacement for the stock factory A6 compressor.
The Classic Auto Air Elite system is a custom system designed for classic vehicles and muscle cars that can be tailored to fit your particular application. The Elite system is a fully electric system using the newest technology to manage each operation without the use of cables, vacuum pots, or micro switches.
Rob Phillips, former project manager for Overhaulin’, runs a great hot rod shop in Long Beach, California called Phillips & Co Hot Rods. For years, he has been modifying, adjusting and improving his own 1969 Chevy C10. When it came time for air conditioning, Rob chose the Perfect Fit™ System from Classic Auto Air. Now Rob rides cool in his cool classic.