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  • Retrofit A/C in 240Z

    Hi
    Does anybody have experience installing A/C in a Z? I remember driving my first Z in downtown TO, baking in traffic. I am an older guy and need the creature comforts...particularly if I want to bring along the better half.
    Thanks
    Dave

  • #2
    Yes i have just recently completed one. It uses a newer style compressor and 134A. You will need a pair of electric fans.
    zeded

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zforfun View Post
      Hi
      Does anybody have experience installing A/C in a Z? I remember driving my first Z in downtown TO, baking in traffic. I am an older guy and need the creature comforts...particularly if I want to bring along the better half.
      Thanks
      Dave
      he he he... that is why I don't like driving my modified zed downtown. I'm just tagging along to hear what everyone else has to say. I bought a used AC kit a long time ago and just put it away just in case.
      See 240Ziggy

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      • #4
        To stay cool the pulley arrangements need to be properly set up for good contact on the drive pulley (crank). The eletric fans can be integrated via a newer style fan control system. Modifications and cool can only be achieved by using great technology and good pieces. I have an aluminum rad with dual grand am fans and a Dakota digital fan contoller. May use a front spoiler for more air. Will test soon.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the input. Any idea how much the kits are? I gather 240z runs very hot without the vented hood making A/C problematic. Everything I read talks about extra fan power needed. Hopefully there is some left to turn the wheels.
          Dave

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          • #6
            A-C kit from Motorsport

            A few years ago I added Air to a 78 280Z by finding a donar 280 and swapping the parts in. It worked but I still had to replace a few components and have new hoses made. The original compressor is big enough to cool a small home. After all that I still had close to $1000.oo into it.
            When I do this to the current 280 Z I am buying the Motorsport Auto kit. A freind has it in his and it works and installs very well. I think it runs about $1150.00 US and uses modern technology and 134A.
            Good luck.

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            • #7
              Thanks
              My 240z has an L28, so the kit route you are planning for your 280 might be the way to go.

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              • #8
                I put in an A.R.A. system kit into my 73Z...back in 1980......noting we re-used a compressor from like a 75 280Z to power it. It still rocks in 2010. The guys suggesting newer tehcnology.....might be the greener way to go? (I'm an older guy too...also ex OZC Pres......for all I know A.R.A. may not even be around anymore?)
                sigpic

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                • #9
                  AC for 240Z

                  I have it from a pretty reliable source that Fisher Automotive in Dundas/Dixie area are pretty good at installing AC in anything on wheels...

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                  • #10
                    WHHOOOO HOOOO Proud to be Canadian.
                    Thanks for everyone's comments & help on my A/C questions.
                    Dave Zforfun

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