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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Condenser size question

After giving up trying to make my 81 gtv6 a/c work decently, i bought a vintage air unit and am also ditching the Chinese knockoff sanden style compressor for the real deal. I had previously installed a 12x21 parallel flow condenser but am wondering if I should upgrade to a 12x 23 or 24" condenser. I am making all new hoses anyway
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Plenty of room for a larger condenser. Going to go ahead a get the 12x24 plus I know everything will be new and hopefully work well
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That should do the trick, I'm envious, the largest I can get in my GTV is 14x15, the Berlina 14x18 and I can feel the difference.

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

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I put a 14x18 in my berlina, VERY tight fit with 12" pusher. A lot more room in the gtv6 so I hope I can stay nice and cool here in Houston in august!

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Can't remember the size of the fan but it is a very tight fit even with the thinnest fan I could find. It's way louder than the fan I have on the other car!

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

currently
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in resto
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
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I rechecked and it's only a 14x 15 condenser in the berlina but a 12" fan barely fit

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Are you getting your condenser from Nostalgic Air? I've been using them for all that but the evaporators from Classic Air mainly because Classic Air evaps has the fittings on the left side looking at the front of the evaporator.

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

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71 Berlina in resto
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1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
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The 12x24 is from vintage air, but I also ordered an eBay 12x25 to see if it will squeeze in

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