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Old 02-11-2019, 09:18 AM
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I am interested in seeing how forum members have installed the Sure Fire Gen IV system. I am especially interested in how the diffusers look, and any modifications that some have made. What additional items need to be purchased to make the system function properly. Is this a DIY project for a moderately skilled "Old Guy" with only hand tools, or do I need professional help and special tools?

This project is still in the "Think about it stage" Car has original 327 engine, but an alternator and Power steering has been added. I don't want it to look like a "Mickey Mouse Add-on".

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Vintage Air is about 20 minutes from me. My ‘61 had a Hotrod Air System installed in 2010, but it wasn’t blowing cold. I got some good advice on this forum and drove up to VA for them to inspect my system. They were great! They suggested a recharge and adding their diffusers which were less than $100. The diffusers took me less than an hour to install. Here are some pics.


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I don't know which aftermarket A/C system it was but I have seen a few C1s with hoses draped across the engine and some with metal plumbing that was "in your face". I would forego the A/C before I drove around with that stuff...
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Here is a 62 I did 4 years ago.
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Mark, did you have any issues installing the mounting bracket for the a/c unit under the dash where it mounts to the bolt for the hood bracket? My 1960 has a plate riveted with a bolt to hold the hood bracket in the location they show for the a/c mounting bracket. Did your car have this and did you have to remove it? Any help would be appreciated.
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I dont remember any problems but that was a 62
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Mark, did you have any issues installing the mounting bracket for the a/c unit under the dash where it mounts to the bolt for the hood bracket? My 1960 has a plate riveted with a bolt to hold the hood bracket in the location they show for the a/c mounting bracket. Did your car have this and did you have to remove it? Any help would be appreciated.
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Steve, If you're talking about the diagonal brace in the kick panel area.........You remove it. It's in the instructions. Page 5. https://www.vintageair.com/instructions_pdf/561060.pdf
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Mike, I know I have to remove the brace behind the kick panel. My 1960 has a plate riveted to the dash where the hood latch mounts. The plate for the heater mounts to the 2 bolts on either side where the riveted plate is mounted. The brace for the Vintage Air a/c mounts where my riveted plate is located but I can't find any information to confirm this is the correct mounting location before I remove the riveted plate.
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Have you tried calling vintage air they are there to help. If you talk to them and send some photos they will talk you through your problem. Their customer service is second to none!
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Mark, I have been in touch with Vintage Air. I see in your picture of your car the bolt for your hood latch looks new and much longer than the stud I have mounted to my bracket on the firewall. Did you have to replace your existing hood latch mount or had it already been replaced? Everything shows the bracket for the a/c mounting to the bolt for the outside hood latch mount.
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Look at page 10 and 11 on the attachment. Are you saying that the mounting hole for the evaporator is somehow attaching to the hood latch??
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Mike, yes, look at the picture on page 13 showing the mounts from the engine side. You can see the 3 top mounts and the picture does not show the hood bracket. Also, look at the first page where they show the removal of the existing heater. You can see the two top mounts for the heater box and the other mount for the hood mount. The plate that comes with the a/c system has three holes on top. Two are where the original heater mount bolts where and the third is where the hood latch mount is. My 60 has a mount riveted in with a stud for the third mount.
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Mike, yes, look at the picture on page 13 showing the mounts from the engine side. You can see the 3 top mounts and the picture does not show the hood bracket. Also, look at the first page where they show the removal of the existing heater. You can see the two top mounts for the heater box and the other mount for the hood mount. The plate that comes with the a/c system has three holes on top. Two are where the original heater mount bolts where and the third is where the hood latch mount is. My 60 has a mount riveted in with a stud for the third mount.
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I remember now. You need to drill out the rivet, and replace that "stud" plate with a nut/bolt. I can't remember if that one had two studs or one. If it has two studs, just cut one half off, and leave the other half riveted in. Sorry for the confusion.
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