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Install Alpine Air Conditioning

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by jdoclogan, Jan 4, 2022.

  1. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    During the acquisition of Naomi, the black John Prittie Harrington Le Mans, I became aware that "Tiger Tom" had successfully installed air conditioning into Alpines. Does anyone have any information or photos.
     
  2. puff4

    puff4 Diamond Level Sponsor

  3. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Excellent Kevin.

    I read the article and Dan R's addition with a thorough parts list including detailed installation procedure that elevated Esslinger's report.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2022
  4. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    You should also check with Dan R. He's successfully installed electric heat and air in his, and other,
    Alpines. I'll be doing that at some time in the future.
     
  5. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Jerry, check out the " vintage air" systems... Think dan may have used one of them.
    Veey popular in the hot rod and resto mod scene and they have mockup units for test fitting
     
  6. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Old Air is another nice unit
     
  7. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    The Old Air "Hurricane" unit is sized to fit American cars but will fit behind the dash of an Alpine if the Alpine heater assembly is removed. This unit is a heater/A/C/defroster combo which works very well in the Alpine and the mechanical control version is compatible with the Alpine heater controls.

    Bill
     
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  8. bulldurham

    bulldurham Platinum Level Sponsor

    I have the above in one of my Alpines. Did not cut any metal to install it so it sits a little more forward in the cockpit, but still well under the dash.
    So far it works well, both heat and air. I am using the electronic controls.
     
  9. Bill Eisinger

    Bill Eisinger Platinum Level Sponsor

    I'm also installing the Old Air system in my SI V6 conversion...same technique as others have mentioned in removing the existing heater box. I'm also using the electronic controls...here's a very preliminary mockup of a wood dash (it still needs final trimming and finishing) where you can see how I'm mounting the controls (1 is missing in the photo)
     

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