Classic Auto Air’s Tampa, Florida based Original Air Group, home of our Factory Original A/C Parts and Restoration Services is now on Facebook! We’ll be posting regularly about our current projects, car show exhibits, and promotions. You’ll also find links to articles on caring for your vintage auto air conditioning systems. Our Grapevine, Texas CAA group which manufactures our Perfect Fit model-specific aftermarket replacement air conditioning kits and parts also has a Facebook presence. Read the rest of this entry »
This 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix owner has a problem that we often encounter with vintage car owners when they get their newly restored A/C up and going.
I read on a Pontiac forum that you guys are the ones for air conditioning. I have factory air in my 1962 Pontiac Grand Prix that consists of a new compressor, drier, and hoses, original evaporator, condenser, and the POA valve upgrade to make it cycle. I had it tested and charged with R12. When this was completed in the fall, it worked fine. Now that summer is here, it doesn’t feel cold at all. I bought my parts from a competitor, who told me that I should be able to switch to 134a without issue. Read the rest of this entry »
We have three new additions to our line of easy-to-install conversion kits to make your vintage ride’s A/C system work better and look better under the hood. 1989 – 92 Camaro owners can now enjoy the benefits of Classic Auto Air’s custom upgrade kits for compressors and engine compartments. Read the rest of this entry »
Since 1977, Classic Auto Air has been the #1 source for 1964-73 Mustang air-conditioning parts, complete systems and restoration services. Now get to know us for restoration services and factory A/C system upgrades for the Fox Bodies! Our new Upgrade Kits for 86-93 Fox Body Mustangs not only make it easy and efficient to convert to the newer R134a refrigerant, they’ll also make your A/C system work better than ever.
If you’ve been thinking about having your 87-93 Fox Body Mustang A/C refurbished, a new article by our friends at Mustang Monthly will give you a good idea of what the process entails. Read the rest of this entry »
The Classic Auto Air team and 115,000 other auto industry pros will once again be converging in Las Vegas for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, one of the biggest auto specialty products trade shows in the world. It will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 30 – November 2.
Come visit us at Booth #23997 and feast your eyes on the Death Valley Challenge 69 Camaro! We’ll also be featuring our new product releases: Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s a very common problem our customers have when converting their classic cars from the old R12 refrigerant to the newer R134a refrigerant.
This email inquiry from a ’69 Camaro owner refers to a retrofit we perform on an almost-daily basis.
I’m building a ’69 Camaro with no A/C and an injected LS1 engine. I like the idea of adding your Perfect Fit System but wonder what I would have to do to make it work in my case. I have to mount the compressor high on the passenger side and the harness is set up with the all the A/C wiring going to the PCM. Have you done a retrofit like this before?
This email from a ’74 Camaro owner is a good example of the many different alterations we can accommodate when converting a factory air car to CAA air conditioning.
I am interested in upgrading my A/C system with your complete kit. The kit description states it is for cars without factory air. Mine has the original factory air. Will this work? If so, is there enough room under the dash for the dryer, evaporator, and blower so I can eliminate the heater box in the engine compartment? Do you carry a plate to cover this opening from the eliminated engine heater box? I also want to reverse the alternator and A/C compressor. Do you have the correct brackets to do this? What about an electric fan?
The A/C market has been moving toward all-electronic control, and this request from a 65 Mustang owner is a good example of that trend. Customers are looking to retrofit their A/C while avoiding the fine-tuning and troubleshooting that cables require.
I need an A/C system for a 1965 Mustang I’m building but do not need the headache of cables. Do you make a solenoid controllable modification? Or do you sell the kit without cable drives?