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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2019, 02:32:28 PM »
With AC, on a 302...  I would suggest you not to rev it over 5000 rpm, or else you're likely to 'cook' the compressor/clutches...

... So with that, I'd have to wonder why you are driving a Z28 to begin with??
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2019, 04:21:31 AM »
But could you rev it with the AC off?
Or maybe remove the extra belt if you are going to rev it up above 5k
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2019, 02:20:28 PM »
We daily drive our Z/28 in Arizona.  Adding AC never crossed my mind and in the summer it's well over 100 degrees.  Actually it's my wife that drives it the most and she's fine with it.  Real muscle cars don't have AC  ;D

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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2019, 02:35:18 PM »
First and foremost ! If your a real gear head, the only air you want to feel is the wind blowing bye the open window. And for music I only want to hear the sound of lifters and loud exhaust . My car still has the AM radio in it and I don't think I have ever turned it on ............ Who needs AC/drugs or booze when you have 375 HP more like 425+ just sitting at your foot !

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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2019, 02:52:22 PM »
But could you rev it with the AC off?
Or maybe remove the extra belt if you are going to rev it up above 5k

I 'locked up' the compressor clutch on my '69 Corvette L46 long ago revving to ~ 6000 rpm;  I had to cut off the belt before I could proceed (and I've never repaired it).  Given the choice with a high performance engine, I'd rather do without the AC...   but I really like hearing a small block revving at high rpms!  :)
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2019, 03:14:40 PM »
First and foremost ! If your a real gear head, the only air you want to feel is the wind blowing bye the open window. And for music I only want to hear the sound of lifters and loud exhaust . My car still has the AM radio in it and I don't think I have ever turned it on ............ Who needs AC/drugs or booze when you have 375 HP more like 425+ just sitting at your foot !



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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2019, 05:14:55 PM »
I agree with you guys.  I just can't fathom why anyone would want A/C in any muscle car, especially a first gen Z/28. 

 

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