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post #436 of 1174 (permalink) Old 06-27-2018, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Del, it seems like every weekend it's been pushing 100*. However, I have my hillbilly AC system working (a bit of drip irrigation line with several misters stuck in it, supplied by a hose...hanging over the workshop door) and it does a decent job of getting it down to the high 90s. LOL

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post #437 of 1174 (permalink) Old 07-01-2018, 12:38 PM
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You've got 4 Alfa projects underway. Do you have a plan for priority and sequence? They're all interesting, but the 74 GTV is the one that I find the most relevant.

Not busting your chops; just curious.

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You've got 4 Alfa projects underway. Do you have a plan for priority and sequence? They're all interesting, but the 74 GTV is the one that I find the most relevant.

Not busting your chops; just curious.

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At least at this moment. I've been collecting additional parts for the GTV.

My goal for any one of them is to get them on the road and have fun. No "paint shop hell." No worry about scratches and dings.

I do want each and every one to be mechanically competent; able to do multi-day trips with the usual precautions.


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post #439 of 1174 (permalink) Old 07-02-2018, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Woohoo!!! Pair of Bilsteins I ordered a couple of months ago made it to our front gate. Now I have the complete set. They will be replacing the red Koni set.

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Patio roof goes on this week, and the FrankenDeere will also be completed. We'll be back to the regular program shortly.

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Woohoo!!! Pair of Bilsteins I ordered a couple of months ago made it to our front gate. Now I have the complete set. They will be replacing the red Koni set.

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One out of two distractions completed. FrankenDeere is being recalcitrant. A couple more days...

With the 100+ degree heat we've seen recently, my thoughts turn to the planning of ice cold AC for this beast. I keep looking at the Vintage Air parts. This car needs to be able to run cool with serious AC.

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Hey-- for me, Vintage Air is THE place online for A/C components. We bought a new parallel flow condenser for Mike's car from VA and it fit just fine, tilted back a bit at the top. They also have excellent technical information on the website, and a ton of accessories. We almost went with a Mini-Gen II heat/cool unit, but decided to stay with the OEM Tropic Air components because they checked out good. The system works great here in KY summers, but you might want to re-think your application out west there. Mike's running a Sanden SD-8 compressor, being a '86 model.

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One out of two distractions completed. FrankenDeere is being recalcitrant. A couple more days...

With the 100+ degree heat we've seen recently, my thoughts turn to the planning of ice cold AC for this beast. I keep looking at the Vintage Air parts. This car needs to be able to run cool with serious AC.
Did the car have A/C when built?
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Did the car have A/C when built?

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Yes. I purchased a "Sanden kit" from APE, for the compressor conversion.


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I suggest you figure on getting new hoses made up, using the originals as a pattern for fitting orientation and overall length. The Sanden will obviously need different fitting types/orientation, as compared to the old York recip compressor. You probably are replacing the receiver/drier also, with an aftermarket unit. Make sure you have the trinary switches also on the receiver/drier, giving you both over and under-pressure protection for your compressor.
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The entire system will be new. I'll probably spend more on the AC upgrade then I did on the car...in fact I know I will. But given that it'll be pretty much a daily driver, plus I'm trying to prep it for a 6,500 mile trip, I think it will make it a much more usable vehicle.

Given my current progress, however, I probably won't get to it until the fall...of 2019...LOL

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There is a 2L Berlina for sale right up the street in Fair Oaks...MUST RESIST...

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I've been reading the many AC threads. It appears that the stock fan installation may not be up to the task, so perhaps a modern fan installation would be a good idea. A Vintage Air system with a dual pass condenser, new Sanden compressor, new receiver/dryer and hoses.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/v...SABEgI35vD_BwE

The GTV6 has made it back to the top of the task priority list as the "Silver Pearl" (pirate ship of a 2000 Dodge Caravan) has started puking coolant all over the place. It's undoubtedly getting ready to slip beneath the waves. Might be a blown headgasket...and I'm not doing that on this vehicle.

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There is a 2L Berlina for sale right up the street in Fair Oaks...MUST RESIST...
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