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Re: Air conditioning

To: "Max Heim" <>,
Subject: Re: Air conditioning
From: "wizardz" <>
Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 13:42:35 -0400
I didn't think  Mr. M (my factor buddy) had any reason to 
feed me falsehoods.

Paul Tegler
1973 BGT
North of Annapolis, South of Baltimore
-----Original Message-----
From: Max Heim <>
To: MB Owners Digest (E-mail) <>
Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: Air conditioning

Well, Clausager seems pretty definite when he states on p.114, "...never 
fitted in the factory, but often installed in North American cars when 
they were new. The air conditioning units and installation were of 
American design and manufacture, and seem to be particularly common on 
the 1979-80 Limited Edition models in North America."

The BL logo business is probably analgous to the radio situation. They 
were usually dealer installed and of American origin as well (in NA 
cars), but frequently read "British Motor Corporation" on the bezel.

Anyway, it's hard to imagine the crew at Abingdon installing air 

Lawrie Alexander had this to say:

>I'd really have to question that statement!
>My '77B has the dashboard I described in my earlier post, along with the
>remains of a very tidily installed a/c system. I cannot imagine an
>aftermarket company would provide a totally new dashboard (which has no
>functional value to the a/c system) as part of the kit. The time needed to
>change the dash would be not inconsiderable, and to go to all that trouble
>just to make sure the words "Air Conditioned" appeared in the cockpit,
>accompanied by a BL logo (illegal for anyone but the factory to use anyway)
>would seem ridiculous.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: wizardz <>
>To: Don Cobb <>; MB Owners Digest (E-mail)
>Date: Thursday, May 13, 1999 5:01 AM
>Subject: Re: Air conditioning
>>It was always a dealer installed option...never from the factory
>>If you're going to remove it. I'LL BUY IT ALL
>>if you pull everything including the stuff in the passenger compartment
>>including the controls. I'll buy the whole system !
>>...hey...first come..I got dibs on it!
>>thanks in advance
>>Paul Tegler
>>1973 BGT
>>North of Annapolis, South of Baltimore
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Don Cobb <>
>>To: MB Owners Digest (E-mail) <>
>>Date: Wednesday, May 12, 1999 11:53 PM
>>Subject: Air conditioning
>>Hey all.  My "B" has air conditioning was this ever original equipment
>>on "B"s?  The year model is 1980.  I would like to remove it, any


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
Runs great, 
looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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