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Replace or Repair 69 C20 AC?

scantino on Wed April 22, 2015 4:59 PM User is offline

Year: 1969
Make: Chevy
Model: C20
Engine Size: 350/5.7
Refrigerant Type: R12
Country of Origin: United States

I have a 69 Chevy C20 w/factory AC. The AC, heater and defroster all do not work. The most I get is noise from the fan. It looks like all the factory parts are there. but the compressor is shot (bearing noise). My question is am I better off repairing the factory system to R12, repairing/converting the factory system to R134a or replacing the factory system w/Vintage Air Sure Fit system? I know what the Vintage system will cost me. What will I likely spend and get in performance from a factory equipment? Thanks for your opinions.

TRB on Wed April 22, 2015 5:26 PM User is offlineView users profile

Personally I would repair and upgrade the original system.


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Jag987 on Fri April 24, 2015 2:03 AM User is offline

My vote is to keep it stock/R12. All the parts are still avalible, compressor and condenser can be upgraded to make it work even better. But the cab in a truck is really not that big so I'm not sure upgrades for cooling purposes is even worth it unless you are replacing the part anyway.

I bought a can of 134a at w**-mart that had a stop leak, oil, and dye in it. It also had a hose and a gauge, so now I'm an AC pro!

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