I went with Vintage Air's system in my truck and was very pleased with the
product. I spent more because instead of buying the basic kit, I went with
upgrades to the system here and there so the cost went up. The systems are
very easy to install and since I planned to do more then one install, I went
a head and bought the manifold gauge set and vacuum pump so I could do all
the work myself. I think you'll be happy with either system.
From: Hanlon, Bill <Bill.Hanlon@COMPAQ.com>
To: 'Oletrucks' <email@example.com>
Date: Saturday, March 03, 2001 1:33 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Need your advice on air conditioning ...
>... and this time I'll try not to hit the "send mail"
>I've finally saved enough coin-of-the-realm to put A/C in my
>57 GMC 102. My plan is to do the mechanical installation of
>the components and hook up the electrical connections myself.
>Then I will take the truck to a local A/C shop to have the
>hoses cut to the proper length and connections put on. The
>A/C shop would then charge the system. The shop I am dealing
>with has worked with products from both Vintage Air and
>Old Air. They have no preference which I use.
>I've talked to both Vintage and Old. Both seem helpful.
>Because my truck is a GMC, Old Air requires me to send in
>my Deluxe Heater control panel for modification (they add
>a microswitch to the back that enables the A/C system when
>the Inside/Outside lever is in the full left position.
>Vintage's system works the same way, but the switch is
>on the far end of the cable, requiring no modification
>to the stock heater controls.
>Old Air is quoting me $970. Vintage says $1095. Vintage
>sells more product than Old Air does. In either case I'll
>have to fabricate my own compressor mount to fit my stock
>GMC (Pontiac) 347" V8. The compressor they are both
>pitching is a Sanden 508.
>So, what I am looking for is some first person input from
>you OleTruckers. Anyone have anything especially good
>or bad to say about either of these companies, their
>products or their service after the sale?
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959