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Old 06-08-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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My vintage air works great but every time I run it I notice that the amp meter goes way over to the right. I upgraded to the higher output alternator. It this a concern or just the way it is. If it is a concern what can I do to fix it.

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Guys,
My vintage air works great but every time I run it I notice that the amp meter goes way over to the right. I upgraded to the higher output alternator. It this a concern or just the way it is. If it is a concern what can I do to fix it.

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I would say, you have it wired into the circuit that the gauge is monitoring. Wire it somewhere else.
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I also have VA and it does not affect the gauge.
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Ken,
Where do you pick up the main power from. I ran it rignt to the fuse box.
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Larry: You need to connect the fan to the main bus connection on the horn relay.
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Where do you pick up the main power from. I ran it rignt to the fuse box.
I believe the battery terminal on the starter. I am not running an electrical fan either.
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How well does it cool. I used one of theres in my 64 elcamino and was not real impressed with the amount of cool. With temps getting to the 120's, I want to get ac in my 64 roadster, but am concerned that it may not cool well enough to be truely comfy inside.

I run a lt1/t56 in the 64 with an electric fan, which is also what is in my ecamino.
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Just curious, you guys running the air with 4 speeds? Does the manual trans affect anything?
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I saw a Corvette at a show in February that had a generator and an aftermarket AC. It wasn't one of those Powermaster Powergen alternators that look like a generator, either. The owner wasn't around so I didn't get a chance to ask how it functioned.
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Just curious, you guys running the air with 4 speeds? Does the manual trans affect anything?
Have a TKO 600 5 speed. Don't know why it would affect the A/C?
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How well does it cool. I used one of theres in my 64 elcamino and was not real impressed with the amount of cool. With temps getting to the 120's, I want to get ac in my 64 roadster, but am concerned that it may not cool well enough to be truely comfy inside.

I run a lt1/t56 in the 64 with an electric fan, which is also what is in my ecamino.
It works ok but not like the big Super Cooler VA sells. I had the Super Cooler in my 32 Ford and it would blow you away with cold air. The Corvette Sure Fit system is good but nothing like you newer daily driver. Don't get me wrong, I like my VA since it gets really hot where I live.
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Larry: You need to connect the fan to the main bus connection on the horn relay.
Roy [/QUOTE]

Roy, Do you mean under the hood or at the fuse box? If you have a pic that would clear it up.

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