AIR CONDITIONING 1957 MODEL

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BOB FERGUSON
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AIR CONDITIONING 1957 MODEL

Post by BOB FERGUSON » Fri May 12, 2017 2:20 pm

Has anyone put Air Conditioning into a 1957 model ? If so your input and experience with that project would be greatly appreciated along with finished interior photos would be great .

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Re: AIR CONDITIONING 1957 MODEL

Post by bobioknight » Sat May 05, 2018 11:32 pm

BOB FERGUSON wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 2:20 pm
Has anyone put Air Conditioning into a 1957 model ? If so your input and experience with that project would be greatly appreciated along with finished interior photos would be great .
HI Bob I am ready to pull the trigger on air conditioning too. Looking forward to hearing from our members.
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Re: AIR CONDITIONING 1957 MODEL

Post by CSPIDY » Wed May 09, 2018 12:16 am

I installed a Classic Air kit in my 57, Nice kit. Uses the original controls, has a bilt in evaporator/heater in place of the current heater box. Also has nice small outlets that mount under the dash. Very clean.
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Re: AIR CONDITIONING 1957 MODEL

Post by lpl87 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:09 pm

any pictures on install would really help. Especially compressor assembly

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Re: AIR CONDITIONING 1957 MODEL

Post by mojerry » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:47 am

Did you have to modify anything under the dash, for the installation?
Did you locate the evap. in the center, or far to the right side?
My 56, looks like the door braces may need modified, to mount it in the center.

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Re: AIR CONDITIONING 1957 MODEL

Post by CSPIDY » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:37 am

lpl87 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:09 pm
any pictures on install would really help. Especially compressor assembly
The Compressor bracket that came with in the kit for the Classic Air is for a Generator, I found a bracket from a guy in Texas Don at Fordcraft 972-423-4636 that has brackets that worked perfect. You have to drill and tap the the timing gear housing for the top inner mount. Not a big challenge. I sent all the info to Classic Air so they may now offer a bracket for an alternator now. The only other mod is you must remove the right side body brace under the dash and leave it off. I have had no ill effects so far. Good luck.
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