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Installing Vintage Air's SureFit A/C System in Our 1978 Chevrolet Camaro: Project ZedSled

Vintage Air has been around since 1976 and is a true innovator when it comes to providing modern heating and cooling systems that drop into our vintage machines. They also manufacture serpentine accessory drives, high-output alternators, and custom air vents. Since we already had factory air vents and controls in our dash, we used Vintage Air's Gen IV Sure Fit system for factory air cars in ZedSled, our project 1978 Camaro Z28. The system was easy to install, with clear instructions. Once installed, the system now blows ice cubes on our faces.


Read more: http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/interior-electrical/1603-1978-chevrolet-camaro-installing-vintage-airs-surefit-ac-system-in-project-zedsled/

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Tech Video: Power Steering Pump Pulley Installation

In this video, Vintage Air technical documentation group manager David Roberts explains and demonstrates the proper method to install a power steering pump pulley for a Front Runner drive system.

R.I.P. Gary Meadors

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Please take a moment to watch this cool video tribute to the late, great Gary Meadors. Gary was truly one of the most influential promoters of our favorite hobby, and he will be sorely missed. Gary, you weren’t just a “Goodguy,” you were a great guy!

 

The Best in the Rodding World Shows Up at Shades of the Past

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a great place for a rod run and the town has many automotive gatherings throughout the year, ranging from trucks to Corvettes and hot rods. And yet for 33 years there is one event that remains at the top of the list, the Shades of the Past Annual Hot Rod Roundup.


Read more: http://www.hotrod.com/events/1510-the-best-in-rodding-world-shows-up-at-shades-of-past/

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Our Gen IV SureFit™ system is now available for 1970-81 Pontiac Firebirds with and without Factory Air.

Call your sales representative for details!

The Heritage™, our brand-new, award-winning under dash unit, is now available.

Call your sales representative for details!

Installing Vintage Air's SureFit™ Climate Control System

At one time it was unusual to see a pickup with air conditioning, and while heaters were commonplace, they were often marginally effective. But times and trucks have changed. Today it would be unusual to see the vintage haulers we know and love without heat and air. And why not? Just about anything with wheels can easily be equipped with the latest technology in heating and cooling thanks to Vintage Air.


Read more: http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/interior-electrical/1510-installing-vintage-airs-surefit-climate-control-system/

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Tech Video: Capillary Tube Installation for Gen II Evaporators

 In this video, Vintage Air technical documentation group manager David Roberts explains and demonstrates the capillary tube installation procedure for Gen II evaporators.

Tech Topic: How Do I Measure, Cut and Install My Duct Hoses?

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Duct hoses are an essential part of your Vintage Air system. The duct hose transports air from the blower in the evaporator sub case to the vents on, above, and under the dash, so proper installation and routing is a must!

When you receive your system from Vintage Air, it will typically arrive with one or more continuous lengths of duct hose. Thus, it will be necessary for the installer to measure and cut each hose to the appropriate length.

Click here to read the article about Vintage Air's recommended best practices!

Vintage Air is proud to introduce our new 170-Amp, ProLine Alternator, now included with all Front Runner kits.

Call your sales representative for details!

Video: Vintage Air at the 2015 National Street Rod Association Nationals

Rick Love highlights the new 170-amp alternators now included with our Front Runner™ drive systems, as well as Vintage Air's latest under-dash unit, the Heritage™.

Our Gen IV SureFit™ system is now available for 1964-65 Ford Falcon applications.

Call your sales representative for details!

Video: Vintage Air and the Goodguys 18th Annual PPG Nationals

Vintage Air kept COOL at the Goodguys 18th Annual PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.

Video: Vintage Air's 2015 Open House and NitroFest

Vintage Air's 2015 Open House and NitroFest was a huge success, with hot rodders joining the Vintage Air team for some COOL fun May 9, 2015, at our San Antonio headquarters!

Introducing Vintage Air's Award-Winning E-Z Clip Universal Hose Kit

Vintage Air's E-Z Clip Universal Hose Kit was runner up for Best New Street Rod or Custom Car Product at SEMA 2014.

Our E-Z Clip Refrigerant Hose system is now available as a universal kit. The E-Z Clip refrigerant hose is easy to assemble. The entire process: fabricating, routing and crimping can be done in your own garage. The unique smaller diameter hose allows for tighter radius bends, which makes for a much cleaner install in tight package areas. Kit includes adequate hose length to connect most complete systems, as well as 9 of the most commonly used, nickel plated steel O-ring fittings, cages and clips. Includes: 10 ft. of #6, 6 ft. of #8, and 9 ft. of E-Z Clip hose. Click here for more information.

Tech Topic: Is an Electric Compressor a Good Option

for My Hot Rod?

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Over the years, we have received a number of questions regarding electric compressors, and whether or not they are available through Vintage Air. Since the 1990s, our engineers have tested numerous electric compressors as part of Vintage Air's comprehensive research and development program, and we have used them in several all-electric vehicle applications, including the 1990s-era Ford TH!NK.

With that being said, Vintage Air is committed to selling only the best-performing aftermarket air conditioning components. As a result, at this time we do not offer an electric compressor in our catalog because we do not recommend their use in your muscle car or hot rod.

Click here to read the article and find out why!

Tech Video: Installing a Trinary Switch

 In this video, Vintage Air Vice President Rick Love discusses the importance of safety switches while walking through the process of installing a trinary switch as part of a Vintage Air A/C system.

ALL NEW

<moparbbodykit>The Gen IV™ is Vintage Air's most powerful and intelligent climate control system. Gen IV systems utilize our exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control servomotor drives to eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and instant temperature adjustments. Our new 1966-70 Mopar B-Body SureFit ™ system utilize your factory system controls with our exclusive Electronic Cable Converters for 1966-67 Coronet/Charger applications only. A new electronic control panel is included for 1966-67 Belvedere/Satillite/GTX, 1968-70 Road Runner/ Satillite/GTX, &1968-70 Coronet/Super Bee/Charger. Additional features include variable blower speed and dash/floor/defrost blend. SureFit ™ Systems are engineered specifically for each vehicle application and require minimal alteration to the vehicle for installation. Click here for more info.

ALL NEW

The Gen IV™ is Vintage Air's most powerful and intelligent climate control system. Gen IV systems utilize our exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control servomotor drives to eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and instant temperature adjustments. Our new Bronco SureFit™ system includes three individual rotary controls and factory style knobs that install in the stock dash location. Additional features include variable blower speed and dash/floor/defrost blend. SureFit™ Systems are engineered specifically for each vehicle application and require minimal alteration to the vehicle for installation. Click here for more info.

Our Latest Gen IV SureFit Systems

 

ALL NEW!

Vintage Air has introduced three all new ProLine Louver designs. We now offer you even more choices to complement your dash theme and customize your Vintage Air climate control system. Click here for more info.

 

The Basics

As requested by our customers and potential customers,The Basics is now available online. This is the seminar outline used during our Vintage Air, The Basics Seminars held at various NSRA & Goodguys events throughout the country. This outlines the basic fundamentals and components of automotive air conditioning to give you, the customer, a better understanding of a complete air conditioning system and how it operates. Please feel free to download a copy in order to gain a better understanding of how an air conditioning system operates, along with a few troubleshooting tips.

 

WANTS YOUR RIDE !!
Vintage Air has creat
ed an online gallery for our customers to show their work. We are extending this invitation to all customers who have used our products and can fulfill the requirements of our Invitation Letter.

Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop- 1970 Plymouth Cuda

Click Here To See The Current Gallery
Click Here To Get The Invitation Letter

 

Tech Support

textcar.gif (12737 bytes) An increasing number of our customers are choosing to install their Vintage Air units themselves. Often, our do-it-yourself customers run into problems that an experienced installer would have already encountered and easily remedied. This is a good time to take a look at the TECH SUPPORT feature on this site. We are happy to offer tech tips that will help ease the frustration of your first install. We also feature a Tech Help feature where you can e-mail our tech experts with a question about your particular problem.

 

 

 


 
 

Rick Love's C10 Talk Interview at SEMA 2015

 C10 Talk host Ronnie Wetch interviewed Vintage Air vice president Rick Love during SEMA 2015. The two discussed C10 trucks and Vintage Air's many product offerings. Check it out!

To kick off our 40th anniversary, a new line of Vintage Air T-shirts has been released!

Call your sales representative while supplies last!

Tech Video: Gen IV SureFit™ Control Panel Calibration

 In this video, Vintage Air technical documentation group manager David Roberts explains and demonstrates the calibration procedure for Gen IV SureFit™ systems that use Vintage Air's patented cable converter technology to convert a mechanical OEM control panel to electronic operation.

Jack and Rick Talk Shop with Congressman Over Coffee

Vintage Air President Jack Chisenhall and Vice President Rick Love met up with U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith Monday, September 21, for some coffee and friendly discussion about issues of importance to Vintage Air. The congressman was following up on a previous visit that included a tour of Vintage Air’s headquarters and manufacturing facility. Rep. Smith is an excellent advocate for his constituents!

Video: Vintage Air Showcases New Products, Takes Home Awards at SEMA 2015

Rick Love highlights Vintage Air's latest offerings, including our brand new award-winning under-dash unit, the Heritage™.

Tech Topic: What are the dimensions and characteristics of the #6, #8 and #10 O-rings supplied with my system?

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O-rings are used in numerous applications, from faucet cartridges to spacecraft. They are made of various materials and they come in many sizes.

Vintage Air components are always shipped with all of the O-rings required for installation, but occasionally a situation may arise where additional O-rings are needed. While you can always order O-rings directly from Vintage Air, should you choose to purchase them from a local supplier, selecting the proper size and material is crucial for proper performance.

Click here to read the article explaining exactly which O-rings are compatible with your Vintage Air components!

Our ProLine GM Louver Balls are now available!

Call your sales representative for details!

2015 NSRA Nationals...29 Below Shows Off the Talents of Young Hot Rodders

The 29 Below program is for Nationals participants 29 years old or younger with a valid driver's license and their own street rod registered for the event sponsored by Vintage Air and supported by some of the leading manufacturers in the industry, including ididit and Painless Wiring. Participants were eligible to win prizes during drawings at the NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville.

Read more: http://www.hotrod.com/events/2015-nsra-nationals-29-below-shows-off-the-talents-of-young-hot-rodders/#ixzz3iWi4ICWj 

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Vintage Air's FrontRunner™ Systems Take the Guesswork out of Front Accessory Drive Layout for Your Hot Rod

 Watch Rick Love explain the many benefits of our FrontRunner™ drive systems, as well as a few items to consider when doing an engine swap on your hot rod. Performance First! At Vintage Air, it's our way of life.

C3 Corvette Gen IV SureFit™ Installation at Ridetech's Forty Eight Hour Corvette Event

Watch Rick Love discuss the advantages of installing a complete Gen IV SureFit™ system in your C3 Corvette!

Our Gen IV SureFit™ system is now available for 1947-55 Chevrolet Truck applications.

Call your sales representative for details!

Introducing Our All-New Slyder™ Louvers!

Click Here to See How We Build Them in Our Factory!

The Making of a Vintage Air Gen IV Evaporator Unit

 Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a Gen IV Evaporator? Here's your chance to get an inside look at one being built from start to finish in our factory. It's the first time we've allowed cameras into our facility to capture the complete process of building one of the most popular aftermarket A/C systems on the market today!

SEMA 2014 - Vintage Air Makes 66-70 Mopar B-Bodies Cooler

 Vintage Air is proud to introduce the brand new Gen IV SureFit™ kit for 1966-70 Mopar B-Body vehicles!

It's Road Trip Time!

It's time to start planning for the Vintage Air/Street Rodder Road Tour, coming up June 13th-20th. We're heading back to Bowling Green for the 13th Annual NHRA Hot Rod Reunion. We have a fun-filled week planned with our usual mix of tour stops and hot rod windshield time. For more information and the online registration form, CLICK HERE.

 

ALL NEW

The Gen IV™ is Vintage Air's most powerful and intelligent climate control system. Gen IV systems utilize our exclusive fully electronic microprocessor control servomotor drives to eliminate cables or vacuum connections. Separate high capacity copper parallel-flow heat coil and aluminum plate and fin cooling coils provide outstanding performance and instant temperature adjustments. Our new 1959-60 Chevy Full-Size SureFit ™ system includes our exclusive Electronic Cable Converters which adapt to your factory 4- lever Deluxe controls for electronic operation. The 2-Lever kits includes a 3-Knob underdash control pod for electronic operation. Additional features include variable blower speed and dash/floor/defrost blend. SureFit ™ Systems are engineered specifically for each vehicle application and require minimal alteration to the vehicle for installation. Click here for more info.

 

 

Forty Eight Hour Camaro, The World's Fastest-BUILT Camaro was built in Jasper, IN, the home of Ridetech, and you can watch it LIVE! Vintage Air's very own Rick Love was on hand to install our state-of-the-art Gen IV Air Conditioning System, as well as our LS FrontRunner on the 600+ horsepower Lingenfelter LS3. Click here to find out more about the Forty Eight Hour Camaro.

 

Jay Leno is an avid "car guy," as many of you know. We are proud to say Jay Leno uses our systems in many of his high end restorations and gives his personal opinions on using Vintage Air Performance Air Conditioning. Check out the latest from Jay Leno’s Garage. Jay Leno's 1955 Buick Roadmaster has a complete Gen II system.

Installation Article Reminder
These magazines are currently available from various publishers and contain installation articles featuring our products

* Camaro Performers (Oct 2008 Issue) features an installation of our LS Front Runner Engine Drive System.

* Chevy Classics(NOV 2008 Issue) features an installation of our Tir-Five Chevy Gen IV SureFit System.

Archive Installation Articles

 

Retail Price List

Because you asked for it, we are now offering a copy of our price list online. This is the listing included with all of our print catalogs that outlines the suggested retail prices of our products. Simply browse through our online catalog and mark down the part numbers of the components you want to check prices on. Download the price sheets and check your prices. As always, call us at 1-800-To-Cool-U (862-6658) to take advantage of any package savings on upgrade items or to answer any pricing questions you may have. Click here for the current Price List.

Vintage Air, Inc. manufactures a wide array of components for air conditioning your vehicle. We specialize in manufacturing products that can be used to air condition most any type of vehicle. Our main focus is within the specialty car market such as Street Rods, Muscle Cars, Customs, and Classic Cars and Trucks. The Gen II universal system can be installed in any vehicle with an engine that can drive the compressor and enough space to provide fresh cool air to flow over a condenser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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