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Air Con. in a Classic Z

Discussion in 'General discussion' started by Rob Gaskin, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    So just thought it would be interesting to know who has a working air con system in their S30Z or S130ZX?

    I went to Le Mans one summer for the Classic when it was VERY hot on the drive down and I had perspex windows with 'sliders' - wow it was hot!
     
  2. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    The 280ZXturbo T-top I currently have here has ice-cold factory airco.
     

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  3. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    I'd like it Rob. I did keep the components that were dealer fitted to my car incase I ever get round to it.
     
  4. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Oh c'mon - you're never going to refit all that heavy junk merely because of Z nostalgia - please.
     
  5. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    No, just the brackets and switch gear. Not nostalgia, for the 20 warm days a year we have.
     
  6. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Committee Member

    Well it's not always just for the very hot days. Sometimes aircon gives a much more efficient ventilation and demist system in my experience.

    But yes on a UK S30/130 it's a lot of extra 'gubbins' and weight.

    I just thought it interesting to see if anyone still has air con, especially with the 280Z being imported.
     
  7. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    was it factory fit on those or dealer fit?
     
  8. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    20x days - as many as that ? I was wondering ehre when the rain would stop and the sun shine but yes Rob, aircon is more effective for demisting...also good for sore throats.
     
  9. Woody928

    Woody928
    Z Club Member

    I'm quite interested to hear what people have done, eventually I'd love to install a modern unit which has a heater, aircon and fan all in one which goes in the stock heater location. I think in the US several people have used Vintage air for modern units.

    Will be expensive to do properly I'm sure. Agreed Rob, AC is just as useful in the winter as the summer albeit I'll be melting at the LMC this year....
     
  10. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
    Z Club Member

    Well guys I'll put my hand up .I've got working a/c in my Z
    It's bloody lovely .lol
    Recon it could be on all the way down to lemans this year
     
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  11. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    I've just got back from Spa in the 280z with no working A/C yet. The drive down was fine and with the windows up it still didn't get hot inside the car. The outside temperature was around 17C though. The trip back was a different matter with the temps rising to high 20's and resulted in windows open all the way.

    I can see the trip to Le Mans next week being a hot one but I don't mind driving with the window down. Especially as the red zed is fume free inside the car.
     
  12. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    Perfect ;)

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  13. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
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    Needs a working engine tho Chris ;-)
     
  14. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    All done now, up and running again although need some confidence building longer runs than the two miles I managed last night. Sun comes out and every man, dog and caravan head for the South West, roads chocker with grockles :cuss:
     
  15. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
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    No problem here !
     
  16. franky

    franky
    Z Club Member

    That's because people want to go to the Southwest :D
     
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  17. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Does the vintage air system replace all the heater controls then?
     
  18. chrisvega

    chrisvega
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  19. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    Did you fit it yourself? I've read that it's easy enough to fit and it's very popular in the USA, but the instructions still look pretty complicated?
     
  20. chrisvega

    chrisvega
    Z Club Member

    No, it was fitted during the resto-build of the car in Atlanta USA.
     

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