Vintage Air Compressor Grooves

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by badazz81z28, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    I didn't really document my VA install that much, but it wasn't that hard to do
     
  2. thesalboy

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    Where did people buy their Vintage Air kits? Online, though a local shop, or direct from VA?

    Was it custom-to-order, or off-the-shelf?

    I'm worried the "kits" I've seen online include parts that I can't use and will have to replace = wasted $$$. That includes the compressor, in particular, and grooves are just the start of it.
     
  3. CAMeeks

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    I called VA and they recommended to go through jegs for me because they would have to charge me taxes. They gave me all my part numbers to give jegs.
     
  4. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I bought mine from Summit Racing
     
  5. thesalboy

    thesalboy Veteran Member

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    As a kit or separate parts?

    These are the separate parts - other than the compressor and brackets - I believe I need, and all are available from Summit, albeit for more money than the complete kit (VA 961173) which includes a compressor with a v-belt pulley (I need serpentine). And I think other than maybe a can of R-134 these part numbers would get me everything I would have gotten in VA 961173.

    condenser w/ drier (VA 021177)
    controls (VA 473071)
    hoses (mod) (VA 526680) [this is the kit that has the fittings crimped on only one end so you can cut to length]
    evaporator kit (VA 561173) [appears to include accessory kit VA 781178, which is not separately available from Summit]

    Note: these part numbers apply to a factory no AC/heat only car, which is what I have.
     
  6. CAMeeks

    CAMeeks Veteran Member

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    Im in Texas so even Summit taxes me.
     
  7. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Thesalboy, is this for an LS swap or SBC?

    If it’s for an LS swap, you want to know what accessory drive you want to use. On my LS swap I used Holleys brackets, not VA so I bought them separately.

    You want to buy the applicable kit (factory AC or not) choose compressor type and you want the complete kit. I think it’s called sure fit
     
  8. CAMeeks

    CAMeeks Veteran Member

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    My LS3 VA kit.
     

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  9. thesalboy

    thesalboy Veteran Member

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    badazz81z28, it's for my LS1 swap. Fbody accessory drive. Holley AC bracket (just AC - using Holley engine/trans mounts, stock alternator location, Firebird drop pitman arm).

    I know all my part numbers. I see now it says "call to order" on Summit. I think I see how it works now, thanks.

    Just need to figure out which compressor to get. I like that the sd7b10 is smaller and lighter. sd5h14 is installed on Suburbans - seems like overkill, and it's ~2x the weight.
     
  10. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    I have the bigger Sanden on mine
     

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