Should I remove Air Conditioning?

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  1. Myasylum

    Myasylum Well-Known Member

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    My 72 came stock with air conditioning, the compressor spins freely but no cold air. Could be something simple, but I haven't looked at it that closely.
    Someone mentioned to me it works greatly reduce the value of the car, but it's not stock anyway.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. diesel_lv

    diesel_lv FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    If you're not racing the car, why would you want to remove it? Most systems, if intact, are pretty simple to have fixed.
     
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    • super-bee_ski

      super-bee_ski FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      You live near Milwaukee, it does not get Hot and Humid there?
      Just get it fixed!
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      • lemondana

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        Fix it and find some R12 for the charge!
         
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        • bandit67

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          I have spent a small fortune finding and replacing "items" a previous owner decided the car didn't need. If its original to the car, but doesn't work or you don't want to fix it, leave it alone. It costs you nothing to sit there. And the next owner down thru the years to come may just want to put it back, and being all there will save a ton....JMHO
           
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          • Runner 68

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            Rip that shit out of there but keep it.

            Christ, I barely decided to put a heater core back in my Runner and I live in Colorado. I put the core in only because pulling the heater box is a PITA.
            Not plumbing it in because I like a clean engine compartment but if I want to make it work some day I can. I figure I will only be driving it in windows down conditions anyway.
             
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            • ruffcut

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              To each, his own! To fix or remove or simply leave as is, is ultimately your decision. If it were me, I would repair it an enjoy! FWIW ruffcut
               
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              • pedal2themetal

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                HI, The compressor outer wheel Well turn freely until you turn it on and the clutch locks in the compressor .. then it should get harder to turn.. The compressor outer wheel is free turning until it is turned on..
                good luc
                tim
                 
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                Jump the wire (there's only one) to 12v while the car is running and see if it kicks in.

                Finding the correct pulleys and brackets to remove the compressor can be a challenge.

                DO NOT try to mix and match parts from different cars.

                If you must remove it, get all the pulleys and brackets from the same car.
                 
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                  ...also note that water pumps can be different between AC and non-AC cars.

                  ...and this can affect the alignment of the belts on the pulleys.
                   
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                  • Runner 68

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                    I always thought the old 280 air conditioners worked pretty well in our cars.
                    Roll down 2 windows and drive 80 MPH.
                     
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                    Diagnose the condition before making any decisions. It could be as simple as insufficient refrigerant.
                     
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                    • super-bee_ski

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                      Usually on classic auto insurance websites, adding AC is about a 5% INCREASE in value. Even dealer-added systems are cool (no pun intended).
                       
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                        I agree with runner 68.


                        Plus it’s hella manly to sweat your balls off in your mopar. At least that’s what I’ve told myself through out the years.
                         
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                        • Runner 68

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                          :rofl::rofl::rofl:

                          "Hella manly to sweat your balls off in your Mopar" I will use that, thanks Tang. Well said. Made my day.
                           
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