Removing/replacing the heater unit on 68 fury

Heating, Cooling & AC

  1. Knebel

    Knebel Senior Member

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    I have a question regarding the blower and heater unit in my 68Fury III. The car originally had an AC which is no longer persent and I rarely drive it to the extend that I really need the heater either, except a windshield defrost is 100% necessary. So this isn't a question for the purists....

    I can imagine that this whole under dash unit is fairly heavy, has anyone removed it before and maybe replaced it with one of those smaller and lighter "hotrod heaters"? I am wondering how would one make it possible to attach the ducts for the windshield and such to a heaterbox like that?

    I would love to put an AC back into my car but thats way to expensive for what its worth.
     
  2. live4theking

    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    They are quite heavy, at least the one in my NYer, isprobably between 40 - 50 pounds. I have no idea how one of the hot rod ones hooks up. There is a tread where I retrograde my AC system to have a Sanden compressor. I had about $500 in it and did everything but the charge on my own. The charging cost me about $125. I don't know the exact cost because I had some other work done at the same time.

    Converting from RV-2 to Sanden
     
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    Is your heater core leaking? If it is not leaking and your blower still works you can use it just for heat and defrost.
     
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    Knebel Senior Member

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    No its not leaking, its its just about saving so e weight and space.
     
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    I would leave it as is. It is a lot of work to remove those old A/C units. Sure they are a little heavy but the space they take up is out of the way and really can't be used for much else. Just my 2 cents worth.
     
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    sounds like more trouble than its worth.
     
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    LeBaron1973 Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    As the old saying goes - If it works don't fix it -
    You'd replace it if/when it begins to leak.
     
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