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Air Condition done
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: August 27, 2019 05:10PM

After a hard year medically,triple by-pass in Jan,left knee replacement last month,they finally finished my A/C and it blows nice and cold.Now if only I could drive it lol

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: August 27, 2019 06:14PM

Way to be a trooper...excellent work!!

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: Darrin ()
Date: August 27, 2019 06:30PM

That looks great. Hope you are driving soon. Do the rehab!

Darrin Hartzler
Bethesda, MD/Catlett, VA

Northern Virginia Corvairs & Group Corvair

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: August 27, 2019 07:06PM

The shop that did the work was local and been in business a long time,this was the first Corvair they have done,really did a super neat job.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: BobJ ()
Date: August 27, 2019 07:08PM

Wow! That is beautiful! Congratulations!

I hope you get to drive it soon!

BobJ

Frostbite Falls, MN
CORSA since 72
62 Monza Sedan A/C with cloth bench seat option.
63 Spyder Convert
US Navy Vet

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: August 28, 2019 08:09AM

Outstanding !

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: August 28, 2019 11:58AM

That is really an outstanding job! smileys with beer

Never having an Air Conditioned Corvair I have a 'silly question' to ask!

Looking at the two electric fans mounted on the Condenser in the engine compartment I am wondering which way they blow? Do they "help" pull air into the engine compartment by pulling more air thru the Condenser or are they "blowing against the wind" trying to PUSH air thru the Condenser AGAINST the force of the incoming cooling air??

Inquiring minds (or what is left of one!) want to know! confused smiley

Thanks!

Dale cool smiley

Dale E. Smiley CPBE
Life Member The Society of Broadcast Engineers
RETIRED Broadcast Engineer
CERTIFIED CORVAIR NUT
CORSA/Circle City Corvairs/Corvair Performance Group
Avon, Indiana
WB9SFF
1967 4-Door Monza PG!

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: August 28, 2019 12:16PM

They pull air.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: August 28, 2019 12:18PM

And, Inquiring minds would like to know, what aftermarket evaporator unit you used? Is that a stock GM condenser?

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: Goop Of Oil ()
Date: August 28, 2019 12:19PM

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oldqmguy Wrote:
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> That is really an outstanding job! smileys with beer
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> Never having an Air Conditioned Corvair I have a 'silly question' to ask!
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> Looking at the two electric fans mounted on the Condenser in the engine compartment I am wondering which way they blow? Do they "help" pull air into the engine compartment by pulling more air thru the Condenser or are they "blowing against the wind" trying to PUSH air thru the Condenser AGAINST the force of the incoming cooling air??
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> Inquiring minds (or what is left of one!) want to know! confused smiley
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> Thanks!
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> Dale cool smiley

The fans are helping to pull air thru the Condenser, into the engine compartment.

Mark Holmlund

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: August 28, 2019 02:13PM

I bought the unit from Clark's,very happy with itas was the installer, said their attention to detail was awesome.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: August 29, 2019 08:18AM

Looking forward to checking it out when you drive it to a Corvair club meeting.



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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: August 29, 2019 09:37AM

vairygood Wrote:
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> I bought the unit from Clark's,very happy with it as was the installer, said their attention to detail was awesome.

Clark's sells the R134a condenser that I understand was originally sold by "Rusty" out of Texas. The original Corvair R12 condenser was a basic serial flow design with barbed hose fittings. The R134a condenser is a parallel flow design with "O" ring hose fittings.

R134a is reported to not "give up" heat as well as R12. The parallel design means R134a flows at a slower rate through the condenser to enhance heat removal.

Now new car condensers use rectangle tubes with multiple small channels inside each tube. Very efficient, but unfortunately when they get plugged up from a failed compressor the entire condenser must be replaced - the passages are too small to clean out with a flush.



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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: osborneslo ()
Date: September 08, 2019 08:38PM

How about a photo of the controls and the unit behind the dash? Also, is it noisy like the old under dash (knee knocker) units? Did you lose your glovebox in the process?

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: September 09, 2019 09:12AM

It is controlled (fan speed) by the original fan switch,has a separate knob for temp control by the evaporator.About half the glove box was lost,Clark's provided a smaller box that fits great.Noise wise the fan is all you hear and its not all that bad.No worse than any other fan on high.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: steve57 ()
Date: September 09, 2019 09:27AM

Hmmm, my Clark’s unit did not come with a separate knob for temp control by evaporator nor was it mentioned in instructions. Maybe something new they have added. Can you post a photo of it.

Steve
Bakersfield,Ca
69 monza 110,4 speed #4593

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: Setterz54 ()
Date: September 09, 2019 10:27AM

That looks beautiful! So does the car. Hope your feeling better soon. I have had
both knees replaced and it was best thing I ever did. Just do the physical therapy and you will do great!Enjoy driving your corvair.

Setterz54
Fulton,MD.

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: September 09, 2019 12:02PM

The temp control was added by my installer at no charge,he thought it should have one.Works great.The knee is coming along great,I can drive the automatics ,haven't tried the 4 speed yet.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: September 10, 2019 08:20AM

After 5 'scopes on my left knee; I understand your comments!

There are still days when the only car I can drive comfortably is my elderly Lincoln Town Car; with the seat raised and tilted to find the knee comfortable "sweet spot".

I like and approve of the added temperature control knob; this was always a glaring sore spot on the Clark's kit for me.

How 'bout some pics of the dashboard vents and A/C controls, pls?

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Re: Air Condition done
Posted by: vairygood ()
Date: September 10, 2019 02:58PM

The temp control is a simple rheostat located by the evaporator.The glove box is about half size now.I have no problem with the knee clearance,the a/c is not in the way at all.

Buster Tindel
Gulfport Mississippi

65 Corsa 140 4 speed

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