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A/C on a Z/28?
« on: January 19, 2019, 03:52:27 PM »
Boys,
Over at the Boss 302 site there is a discussion about installing A/C. Since the Z/28 and Boss are T/A cars, would you install it on your DZ302? As for me, I would notů.your opinions...
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 04:31:28 PM »
Nope.
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 04:33:14 PM »
Nope. Here in Tucson we learn to drive them after the sun goes down in the summer time. That way it's only 100 degrees :)
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 04:42:23 PM »
No Way, besides who want to work around all that when setting valves or tune ups. ! There ugly anyway !

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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 06:22:26 PM »
A/C on a REAL Z/8... NO WAY!! Not on my cars if I live to 100... Danny

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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 06:57:12 PM »
NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....  Not on a REAL Z28!
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2019, 07:24:56 PM »
No.  Not not on a real Z28 or a Boss 302 and, I'm not even a Mustang guy!
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2019, 07:51:27 PM »
Actually inspected a genuine X33 car 20+ years ago with a dealer installed complete GM A/C system in place - car was for sale, NOM, but a documented vehicle. Ugly abomination - I would never consider that with any of my solid lifter cars. Fortunate to have a C60 Z11 vert, though.

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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2019, 08:50:49 PM »
Actually inspected a genuine X33 car 20+ years ago with a dealer installed complete GM A/C system in place - car was for sale, NOM, but a documented vehicle.

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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2019, 09:12:24 PM »
NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.....  Not on a REAL Z28!
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 10:20:55 PM »
Personally wouldn't do it to mine, but I have a buddy who put Vintage Air in his Z so he can drive it year-round in comfort. Very discreet installation, uses the original firewall heater cutout and VA's air distribution box is the same size and appearance to the GM heater/blower casing, so there's nothing that can't be undone later on. Must say, it makes cruising possible in our daytime summer weather down here, rather than sticking to vinyl seats and dehydrating, so I totally get why he did it.
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2019, 12:39:55 AM »
I can accept some applications and as always its up the owner but for me, Heck NO, not on an original GenI Z/28.
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 01:02:42 AM »
No!

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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2019, 03:07:02 AM »
we live in hot weather her in So Cal, and it gets hot in Indiana, where my there car is. I wouldn't do it. I guess I would just suggest a SS.
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Re: A/C on a Z/28?
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2019, 03:34:46 AM »
I have seen the VA on a 69 Z and did not like it. But if I had a really nice dealer type hang under the dash unit I might think about it. I did one on a SS years ago. Only a couple holes that could be filled later were required.
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