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Sixty8Camaro

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Your Thoughts on Vintage Air System
« on: November 20, 2014, 09:34:07 PM »
May I ask what your thoughts are in installing a Vintage Air system on a car with a straight six? Will it cause the engine to strain every time it kicks in? Could it require a larger radiator so that it dose not over heat?

My car is in such original condition part of me thinks I should not modify it but the other part of me knows what it will be like in the middle of the summer her in SW Florida without AC.



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Re: Your Thoughts on Vintage Air System
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 09:50:07 PM »
It's a convertible!  Drop the top when you're hot!  ;)

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Re: Your Thoughts on Vintage Air System
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 11:50:56 PM »
I suspected I might get that advice, but I also drive a Harley and sometimes here in the Flordia summer it's just frigging too hot to even drive it. But this is my first convertible so I guess time will tell.

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Re: Your Thoughts on Vintage Air System
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2014, 05:12:11 PM »
Check with Vintage Air on application, they have been around awhile with a good rep. Dragging down ? Every 4 banger on the road today has A/C, my opinion is the inline 6 should have enough torque to turn the compressor while cruising.
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Re: Your Thoughts on Vintage Air System
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 05:16:02 PM »
Nice car BTY, I've really gotten into 6 cylinder convertibles ! What a great summer ride.
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Re: Your Thoughts on Vintage Air System
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2014, 06:56:05 PM »
Not thinking twice what the gas to drive a 6 cylinder for me just adds to the fun.

At this moment I also have a 69 Firebird (4-Sale) with a 350 that sucks gas, which is why I was on the hunt for a 68 Six.

I would rather enjoy driving a Six every-day rather than a car that I can only afford to drive on the weekends because of the fuel consumption.   

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Re: Your Thoughts on Vintage Air System
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2014, 07:40:38 PM »
...Dragging down ? Every 4 banger on the road today has A/C, my opinion is the inline 6 should have enough torque to turn the compressor while cruising.

I agree.
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