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Hello all,

I was wondering if it was possible to retrofit an 84 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 A/C Evaporator And Blower Motor into a 71 Spider?
See link here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/84-Alfa-Romeo-Spider-2-0-A-C-Evaporator-And-Blower-Motor/362631065275?fits=Year:1971|Model:Spider|Make:Alfa+Romeo&hash=item546e7eeebb:g:UxUAAOSw68ZcwLP-

There aren't any aftermarket A/C kits for these cars as far as I know, but if this evaporator/heater box combo from the 84 can be used, I'm up for the task. I live in the desert so A/C is basically life support and I really would like to drive this car very often. Any suggestions?
 

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I was wondering if it was possible to retrofit an 84 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 A/C Evaporator And Blower Motor into a 71 Spider?
There is a LOT more involved than just installing an evaporator and blower motor. You need the bracketry to mount the compressor to the engine. Need to relocate the battery to the trunk because the compressor occupies that volume. Need to relocate the alternator because the compressor occupies that volume. Need a crankshaft pulley with grooves for 2 belts. I'm sure I'm overlooking a bunch of additional details.

Mid-70's GTV's could accommodate factory A/C, but could the early 105 spiders? The '84 spider has a very different console than the '71; would the A/C bits even fit into a '71 console?

I'm not saying it's impossible, but buying a later spider (with factory air) would be a LOT easier.
 

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Back in the 70's and 80's there were kits to install A/C in spiders.

The factory systems from 82 and later spider will fit in and there better then the early aftermarket systems. The 1982 to 1985 system will work the best. As the 86 and later moved the center vents to were the 3 small gauges are.

But you will need to get the bracket and pins that go on the front of the head and move the battery to the trunk.

Here are a couple of pictures of a 76 spider that I put the A//C system form a 1984 spider into about 25 years ago.

I used the air pump bracket to bolt the compressor to.

I mounted the A/C switch to the console where the dimmer switch would normally be.
 

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I wouldn’t use old Alfa parts. Vintage Air has a builders series that makes it easy. For about $1100 you can buy an enitire system with heat, air, and defrost. Replaces your current fan & heater co, controls. . The only thing you need from an old Alfa is the bracket for the compressor and the two grove crank pulley.
 
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