Didn't do it myself, but I have a vintage air kit in my 66'. Not really high power, it struggles to keep my black on black car cool at all on a hot day. Mine didn't have AC prior.Anyone ever install an aftermarket (Vintage Air or other) A/C system in a 66 Galaxie that never had factory air?
What has been your experience? Anything you would do different?
I have the same issue. If I had not insulated the roof, floor and especially the driveshaft tunnel the system would be worthless here in the Piedmont NC.Didn't do it myself, but I have a vintage air kit in my 66'. Not really high power, it struggles to keep my black on black car cool at all on a hot day. Mine didn't have AC prior.
For the compressor, any modern Sanden style will work. The trick is belting it to your existing set-up. I ended up using a March serpentine system. Their single belt system is $2000, their 2-belt is $800 but puts the outer belt closer to your radiator. These do not work with a mechanical cooling fan- so there's more money for an electric one. And the controller for the fan. These fans use a lot of electricity so you'll need to upgrade your alternator. My original was 40 amps, now it is 100. Then you'll need a small power panel with fuses and relays for the fan, then back-feed your OE panel with a fuse to protect that old wiring. The advantage of the March system is that it has an idler to put a large "wrap" around the alternator, so it doesn't squeal, as will happen if you put a 100 amp alternator on your stock V-belt system.
Clemmons, near the Yadkin River.Piedmont? Where abouts?
I'm in Mebane, Got a guy in Burlington with a wagon, and a guy in Greensboro with a 66'.
Mine is a non-AC car, so the power steering pumps sits there. In the factory AC set-up, the power steering rides below the breadbox and has a remote reservoir. I think the AC ar may have three belts as well, while mine only had two.For mine I purchased the factory bracket off ebay and got a york to saden converter plate. Works great for me and was ~$60.
Thanks, pics would be great!No clue what model system I have under my dash. I can try to snap a few pictures for you since it's the same car. I know its a vintage air system. Be prepared to lose your glove box.