Look no further than Classic Auto Air for your Porsche 911 Air Conditioning System. This European vehicle kit is complete and contains what you’ll need to get modern day, high performance A/C into your classic Porsche 911. No matter if you are Left hand drive or right hand drive Classic Auto Air has a kit that will fit your needs.
This Model-Specific RetroFit™ system has been specifically engineered to convert a factory heat-only 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989 Volkswagen Porsche 911 to full climate control.
Universal Slim Line AC Controller by Classic Auto Air is a perfect choice for your vehicle. If you are looking to keep your dash clean and clutter free there really is no better choice than this controller. The Universal Slim Line Air Conditioning Controller is Precision CNC made, and manufactured right here in the USA.
The Universal Slim Line AC Controller has a full color Mylar face with back lighting. Very convenient for driving at night and not having to fumble around to see what position your Air Conditioning system is at. Not only does it have an easy to read face the smooth operation provides the right “tactile feel” that only a high quality part can deliver.
Last month we covered charging stations. This month, it’s hand charging. Commercial installers of our kits as well as professional, licensed air conditioning repair facilities have asked, so we have developed a six-point checklist for hand charging a FIXED-DISPLACEMENT COMPRESSOR (Sanden style) system with 134a refrigerant canisters.
Customers often ask whether or not they need to add oil to an air conditioning compressor they purchase from us. This question comes up because people want to avoid poor cooling or failure problems resulting from improper oil levels. Fortunately most people realize the harm to the system and potential danger of running an AC compressor with no oil.
From our mailbag – here’s a recent email from Ray:
I just installed my new rotary compressor using the York to Sanden compressor & u-shaped idler adapter brackets you supply in your kit. I attached the adapter bracket to the mount and tightened the compressor to the adapter bracket, then tried to install the u-shaped idler adapter bracket. I could not seem to line up the mount holes on the stock idler bracket to the new compressor. What am I doing wrong or do I have the wrong adapter mount?
Corvette model years affected: 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974,
Your wish is our command! With the success of all of our D.E.R. (Direct Electric Replacement ) controls, we have received loads of requests to upgrade the electronics of our vintage Corvette air conditioning systems to ELITE (electronic controlled) status. So, we did just that. We upgraded our Perfect Fit 1968-1974 Chevy Corvette system to use the enormously popular, exclusive D.E.R. fully electronic controls. You get all the cooling and heating ability that Classic Auto Air is known for, with the added benefit of simplified wiring using our EZ Wire system and Plug and Play simplicity with our all new D.E.R. Control head.
Working with vintage auto air conditioning systems is a labor of love for us and we like to share tips and tricks-of-the-trade for maintaining these old systems.
A recent customer of ours purchased a compressor and installed it on his 70 Ford Maverick and brought the car to his a/c mechanic to have the compressor charged with refrigerant. Shortly after, he called us in a panic when the pressure relief valve on the Maverick’s compressor opened during the charging of the air-conditioning system, spraying oil & refrigerant throughout the car’s engine compartment.
Can aftermarket air conditioning components improve on OEM design? Factory original purists may balk, but sometimes original dashboard designs can be improved upon. A case in point is our in-dash air conditioning and heater controller for B Body Mopar cars built in the years 1968, 1969 and 1970. As with all CAA vintage auto air conditioning aftermarket products, we pay close attention to the details of the original design. It is part of what has made Classic Auto Air the aftermarket air conditioning leader for over 40 years.
The 1969 Pontiac GTO has gotten its own Perfect Fit air conditioning system with DER – Fully Electric Controls. Pontiac enthusiasts everywhere will be cheering the fact that the previously inaccessible blower switch has been completely replaced so that no modifications to your firewall are needed. In the 1969 Firebird and 1969 GTO, Pontiac mounted their air conditioning / heater blower switch in the in a location that was inaccessible and you literally could not replace with an aftermarket style switch. Without a blower switch, there was no way to control your blower speed! Because of the original General Motors design, like most cars of the era used a metal-sheathed cable to mechanically operate the air diverter doors. After roughly 50 years of use these cables rust and stiffen it becomes quite impossible to operate commonly breaking a lever in the control head itself.