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I'm new to the forum and found you from the Chevelle Site.
I'm cleaning up all the old parts for my AC in the 67. The condenser looks nasty with a lot of smashed fins. Not sure if it leaks. Should I have it tested and can they 'dress it up'? or just buy a new one?
I found this site for a new condenser - cheaper than Year one, etc....
www.innerauto.com - ACI and SILLA were the brands SIlla was only $138
Any advice? - and the best place to buy a condenser if I should?
Straighten the fins, pressure test, and flush it is all you can do to "dress it up".
If it is original, its 40 years old and probably done. A parallel flow condenser is more efficient and probably needed if you are going to use R-134a
Check with the site sponsor (www.ackits.com) Tel. 602-233-0090, they have "mucho" experience with older cars and lots of "goodies" too.
They make little combs to straighten the fins, if it's not totally mangled.
Old fin and tube condensers are unlikely to leak unless the tubes are damaged or heavily corroded. But you would get considerably better performance fitting a modern parallel flow unit in instead.
Thanks for the advice. I'll call them to see what they say about a new condensor
Bought an exact fit repo condensor. Looks exactly the same and should fit in perfectly.
ACKIts only had 70 Chevelle and above stuff on their site.
Hopefully the condenser purchased is constructed of aluminum....and not brass and copper!!!
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