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Old 21st February 2018, 09:15 PM   #1
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Can AC be added later

I am looking to buy or build a GT40 replica. I have seen multiple GT40's that don't have AC. How hard is it to add? I haven't found a kit yet other than a kit car manufacturer. Has anyone add ac after a build? Any pics of the AC install? Thought about electric driven compressors vs engine driven.
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Old 21st February 2018, 09:32 PM   #2
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Re: Can AC be added later

Yes, you can add. And please see rule 2 regarding names.
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Old 21st February 2018, 09:54 PM   #3
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I sure this is a stupid question but what is rule 2 regarding names? Is that the name or my car manufacturer because I have not built or purchased yet. First time on this forum.
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Old 21st February 2018, 09:55 PM   #4
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Re: Can AC be added later

Vintage Air offer a good variety of retrofit kits, with small integrated heater and A/C units, that is the route I will go.

As for name, you have to use your real name not a pseudonym.
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Old 21st February 2018, 10:50 PM   #5
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Re: Can AC be added later

I built my RCR GT40 without AC and added it years later to help to sell it. It was just about the worst configuration imaginable ( Roll cage, NASCAR engine with 5 stage dry sump) . It was a chore to package the compressor but in the end it worked out great.


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Old 21st February 2018, 10:58 PM   #6
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Re: Can AC be added later

Low Roller, I built mine and installed all of the AC system, plugged the lines, but left out the AC compressor, so if I ever decide on AC later, just need to replace the Dryer, connect the lines to the compressor, evacuate the system, and charge it. If not, it's all there for the next owner to decide/install. Could be a good thing to have if/when the time comes to sell the car.
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Old 22nd February 2018, 06:04 PM   #7
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I sure this is a stupid question but what is rule 2 regarding names? Is that the name or my car manufacturer because I have not built or purchased yet. First time on this forum.
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Old 1st March 2018, 09:51 AM   #8
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Re: Can AC be added later

Thanks Vinod...
Yes, correct, you must use your real name on this forum... Thank you in advance for making the appropriate adjustment..
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Old 24th March 2018, 11:58 PM   #9
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Re: Can AC be added later

Vintage Air, Gen ll, Re and Re spider and dash. No problem, easy stuff to work with.
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Old 9th April 2018, 09:37 AM   #10
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Re: Can AC be added later

I like Tom's suggestion (get things in place, but don't hook them up). Just going through the installation of A/C and things like that, I can't help but think that it would be a very time consuming undertaking to put it into the car after it was finished, with one saying throughout the process "I sure wish I had done this the first time", as you removed the spider, the roll cage, the dash, the wiring harness, the .....
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