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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 05:29 PM
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Thanks - is that the 12x16 condenser in the GTV pictured? I looks the same size as mine which is a 12x14.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2016, 06:57 PM
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If you didn't have to cut away part of the air scoop on the left to butt it against the left bulkhead and you have just enough room to install the hose fittings on the right it's probably smaller than the one pictured. Note I didn't give a size because I've slept since I installed it. I do know the first one I put in didn't go all the way to the left because of the air scoop and the one I installed in the photo was bigger but to get it to fit I had to do the cutting.

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Jason-- hats off to you man! That is one very slick installation. Your best component will be the new parallel flow condenser, which will allow the VA unit to do all it can do. We installed a new PF condenser in my sons's GTV-6, and stayed with the Tropic Air system entirely, and it works great. In fact, you don't want to run it full blast it gets so cold.

The best part of modern HVAC in our old Alfas is not only the comfort factor, but also the enhanced safety of being able to SEE through the windows, no matter what the weather outside. Can't beat dehumidified defrost!

Again-- a great looking installation.

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It was tight but I managed to get the 12x16 condenser installed today. I did end up cutting the spot welds and removing the cold air tube, since the SPICA system is long gone from this car. Removing the cold air tube helped provide more space for the hoses and fittings. The drier and trinary switch are tucked away next to the condenser.




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Yup, that's the only way I could see to get mine in and the extra two inches of condenser is well worth it. You have a lot more room up front with the Spider. Nice work!

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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1962 Giulietta Spider normale
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