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67 chevelle condensor

meesh on Thu August 16, 2007 1:35 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1967
Make: Chevy
Model: Chevelle
Engine Size: 396
Refrigerant Type: r12 - empty
Country of Origin: United States

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?

Thanks,

Mike

HECAT on Thu August 16, 2007 4:26 PM User is offline

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

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mk378 on Thu August 16, 2007 4:46 PM User is offline

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.

meesh on Fri August 24, 2007 10:21 AM User is offlineView users profile

Thanks for the advice. I'll call them to see what they say about a new condensor

Mike

meesh on Tue September 18, 2007 3:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

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.

iceman2555 on Tue September 18, 2007 4:36 PM User is offlineView users profile

Hopefully the condenser purchased is constructed of aluminum....and not brass and copper!!!

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