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    Posted: Mar/28/2017 at 3:10pm
My Canadian 66 Ambassador convert didn't come with A/C, and I'm not even sure it was offered in Canada.
I parted out a rusted out DPL hardtop for a complete system, but it's truly used..

Being in Texas where it get's 100+ degrees quite often, and also with it being a convertible with bad roof insulation :), I'm thinking about the feasibility of possibly using a more efficient setup from Vintage Air or a place like that, and running the air discharge through the factory dash vents.

I've never experienced the factory system and how it puts out, but I do know the York compressors rob plenty of horsepower from the engine.
And, with V8 A/C fan clutches being made of unobtainium and all, maybe a more efficient unit might be a better choice?

I'd love to hear some thoughts on this. Has anyone here done this before?

Also, I'd like to keep the Canadian AM/FM intact, the US factory A/C won't work with the Canadian radio.

Edited by ErnieL - Mar/29/2017 at 7:00pm
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I put aftermarket air in two Rogues, one a convertible, using Sanden type compressors and under dash evaporators. Straightforward and not hard to do,
Why Ramblers? Chicks dig 'em. Whatever it is, I can take it apart.
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