<VV> 65 AC fuses

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Sun Jul 7 15:20:41 EDT 2019

Many years ago there was a VV discussion related to preservation of the A/C 
control switches that had become unobtainable.  Midst of the discussion, I 
suggested adding a relay to protect the fan speed switch of other year 
models, in the same way as as was done on '65 models.  Larry Claypool 
responded that there was no such relay on the '65 models.  The diagram in 
the manual was not correct.  My Corvairs with A/C have never included a '65 
model.  I just had the shop manual diagram to go by.  So I took his word for 

The in-line fuse is shown in the unswitched power feed to the relay.  If 
Larry was correct that there was no relay there would be no need for an 
in-line fuse.  You may be searching for a phantom.

Jim Becker

-----Original Message----- 
From: Stan East via VirtualVairs
Sent: Sunday, July 07, 2019 12:57 PM
To:  virtualvairs_corvair.org
Subject: Re:  65 AC fuses


Go to the Specifications Section 11 last page of the 65 shop manual. It says 
2 fuses: 1 inline and 1 in fuse box (both 15 amp). The wiring diagram on 
page 15-38 shows the inline fuse coming of the relay through a 12 GA. Red 
wire to the ignition switch.

BTW the 66 wiring for AC only has the 15 amp fuse in the fuse box because 
the relay is no longer used see page 15-4.

Stan East

From: "Brian" <bmoneill at juno.com>
To: VirtualVairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> AC Compressor Fusing

I'm terrible at reading wiring diagrams but I think the 1965 shop manual 
shows a 20 amp in line fuse for the compressor. Am I right?  And if so where 
is it physically located?  Many thanks.

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