<VV> '69 A/C Install (Here was the problem)
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Thu Jul 15 08:45:50 EDT 2010
Clark's lists the GM Accessory Installation Instructions on page 246 for the early cars and page 247 for late cars. The a/c instructions are therein, as part #C4976 for earlies and C4980 for lates. They are also listed in the A/C Section of the Specialty catalog on page AC-10, along with the GM template set #C11530. Note that the first nine pages of the A/C Section are for Clark's aftermarket system ONLY!
Anyone needing help on a FACTORY LM system can email me privately. I will be glad to be of any assistance needed. However, at present I have limited email capabilities and only a cell phone (on which I am charged for minutes used, even on incoming calls) so please respect these temporary limitations. Thanks.
>From: Taruffi57 at aol.com
>Sent: Jul 14, 2010 8:37 PM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: Re: <VV> '69 A/C Install (Here was the problem)
>After losing about 5 days progress chasing this issue, and after a long
>chat with Mark Corbin last night, we finally realized that the Installation
>Instructions I bought from Clark's were for CLARK'S kit - which uses a
>different Evaporator/Blower than the original Chevy components. I am using LM
>FACTORY Chevy parts except for the front-mount condenser and a Sanden
>compressor with Clark's 4 carb. mount. That explains why there was not one word
>about cutting the bulkhead holes (2) for the Blower Assy.
>In looking at Clarks' Specialty Catalog - A/C section, I found NO reference
> to the fact that IF you are using the OEM components, you will need the GM
> Dealer A/C instruction booklet - which Clark's sells over in their Main
>catalog. I'll wager that I am not the first to buy this manual thinking it
>included how to use OEM parts.
>While we all know that w/o Cal & Joan, we would be up s_ _t creek, I think
>a bold typed Notice on the first page of the Specialty/A/C catalog would
>make it clear to dummies like me that They need to buy X-Y-Z - if they are
>using Clark's A/C kit and A-B-C if they are using OEM components. Does Cal
>read V V ?
>Jim Houston was kind enough to donate to me the Chevy Dealer install
>booklet. The Clark's templates I had ordered are the same as what he also sent
>me. Thanks, Jim.
>So now, I'll try and locate all of the little "dimple" drill & cut points
>- and hope I don't end up with this thing cooling the trunk
>Cen. Florida (bank sign read 104 here today)
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