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Hello guys, i want to retrofit an air condition system, maybe vintage air system. Does anyone have an easy solution to suggest?

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When it comes to adding air conditioning to a Montreal; I don't believe that there is an "easy solution". IF, your car came with factory air, you would have a big head start but that is probably not the case or you wouldn't be posting here. Bruce Taylor in 'Alfa Romeo ~Montreal the Essential Companion' shows all the parts required for the factory A/C system and there are a lot of bits and pieces!

The listing for the $176,000 Montreal, sold at auction in Scottsdale AZ, mentioned that all parts for an A/C system were available to the winning bidder (for additional $). Apparently the 'buyer' was not interested in the system and all the parts were listed and sold on eBay. You would think that if anyone could update a non A/C Montreal to A/C, it would be the owner of one of the nicest examples ever...surely someone has installed a working A/C on a non A/C car. Must be a big job...

A couple years ago a good friend installed a 'Vintage Air' system on his Alfetta. He commented this week that the system is working well. It was not an easy job. He wanted a factory look and told me his budget for the job was $4K -he did all the work himself. I believe that he come in under budget. The Alfetta has a ton more space in the engine compartment than the Montreal.

Should you continue with your quest; I wish you much success.

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I'm seriously thinking about taking on some type of A/C conversion with my 1971 Montreal at the moment, since I have the engine and Dash out of the car at this time.
 

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I'm seriously thinking about taking on some type of A/C conversion with my 1971 Montreal at the moment, since I have the engine and Dash out of the car at this time.
Now would be the time to do it! Regret and the time/effort it will take later would be a punishment! >:)
 
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I owned a 1972 Montreal in the late 1990’s for 5 years. It had factory A/C. I was a wast, The A/C vents were on either side of the center console. Near you knees, the speed of the fan on Hi, was so slow that it felt like a 90 year old with lung disease blowing air on you.
If the car was in the garage and I turned the air on, then backed out of the garage,it could keep the car cool for a while. But if the car was sitting outside and it was over 80 forget it. The front windshield is like a green house. I always felt that replacing the stock compressor with a new small Japanese rotary compressor and updating the fan motor under the dash for something with higher rpm’s would be a start I was told by a few Alfa guys that a lot of the parts were similar to a GTV. The A/C condenser sits on the left side of the engine compartment up near the radiator with a small little yellow fan behind it. I would think a good AC shop would be able to fabricate something with the money would be is another question.
 

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Hey, Demstav. I wouldn't try to do anything if I were you, I had some problems with air conditioning, it wasn't working properly and I tried to repair it but it stopped working at all. I asked my family about this issue but no one could help me out, so I decided to use Google in order to find something there about fixing my problem but I didn't find anything suitable. One day, my friend advised me to use a site, he said that they provide qualified air condition repair service. I can say that they really helped me because their repair fixed everything and my A/C started working properly again.
 

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I'm terribly sorry for posting here but I want to retrofit my system too so I'm wondering if you @Demstav did something
I’m working on one at the moment, not finished yet


 

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Hello All

I have a complete Engine bay part of the Air Condition system in excellent condition for sale
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Hello guys, i want to retrofit an air condition system, maybe vintage air system. Does anyone have an easy solution to suggest?

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As the other users said, there's no easy solution.
Anything you install is bound to have retro effects on your other parts, be it whether you install a Zero Breeze 2000 or a Razor 25. I would suggest calling a car workshop or car dealership agent to help you with this problem.

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Air Con Car Specialist Engineer @ SGHomeNeeds
 
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