Scottjeffrey

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Evaporator assembly removed. Its only fitting that I have no garage and its 200 degrees outside. And of course my heater box needs repair so now it must come out and be rebuilt as well as the A/C system.. How sweet it will all be. Much later lol. Slow and steady wins the race. Grateful for all the help. Emboldened by just finishing Rob Siegal's A/C book. I visualize the smile on my face when it is done and the car cool, all heater levers sliding freely and moving their proper flaps, from my two hands. Impulse power Mr. Scott. Take us out of dock :)

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1 hour ago, Scottjeffrey said:

.....I visualize the smile on my face when it is done and the car relatively cool....

 

Just thought I’d fix that for you, Scott.... 😋

 

So it looks like you removed a Frigiking evaporator/blower and will be installing a Behr evaporator/blower?

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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Temps? No. Flow? I suspect so. The benefit to the Behr over the Frigiking, in my opinion, is that the Behr might blow a greater volume of air. Frigiking was the first ‘02 A/C sold in volume (1969? earlier?). The Behr came out next (1972?), and the Clardy came out last (early 1975).

 

I believe each manufacturer looked at their competitors and tried to improve on their competitor’s product. Let’s be honest, in 1976, if you paid $400 extra to get A/C in your Chevy Impala, you could hang meat in that car. ‘02 A/C was much more expensive (ca. 1976, you’d pay $700-$900 to have your dealer install Behr A/C in your 2002) and everyone knew it was not nearly as good as a Chevy’s (or Ford’s, or Chrysler’s) A/C. So there was real pressure to improve the systems.

 

I chose a Clardy in 1976 (installed myself because the units were less than half the installed price) because the “talk” on the street was that the Clardy produced the best volume of air. My Clardy is great, but if it hadn’t gone into my car in 1976, I’d probably install a Behr today, sacrificing a little air volume for the good looks of the Behr. (The Clardy has lots of hard plastic showing,)

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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 "In your Chevy Impala, you could hang meat in that car". That's gold, Steve. I also would prefer the good looks of the Behr. No Idea what I would pay for one today, if I could find it. Plan on seeing if I can rebuild and improve the stock Fridgiking fan, Its working fine, but maybe can be usefully improved my a rebuilder. Hope you're having a great Sunday!

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6 hours ago, Conserv said:

Temps? No. Flow? I suspect so. The benefit to the Behr over the Frigiking, in my opinion, is that the Behr might blow a greater volume of air. Frigiking was the first ‘02 A/C sold in volume (1969? earlier?). The Behr came out next (1972?), and the Clardy came out last (early 1975).

 

I believe each manufacturer looked at their competitors and tried to improve on their competitor’s product. Let’s be honest, in 1976, if you paid $400 extra to get A/C in your Chevy Impala, you could hang meat in that car. ‘02 A/C was much more expensive (ca. 1976, you’d pay $700-$900 to have your dealer install Behr A/C in your 2002) and everyone knew it was not nearly as good as a Chevy’s (or Ford’s, or Chrysler’s) A/C. So there was real pressure to improve the systems.

 

I chose a Clardy in 1976 (installed myself because the units were less than half the installed price) because the “talk” on the street was that the Clardy produced the best volume of air. My Clardy is great, but if it hadn’t gone into my car in 1976, I’d probably install a Behr today, sacrificing a little air volume for the good looks of the Behr. (The Clardy has lots of hard plastic showing,)

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

 

Haters gonna hate.

 

:D

 

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1 hour ago, ray_ said:

 

 

Haters gonna hate.

 

 

 

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Ray hands out signed copies of this photo to anyone willing to take a ride with him. Fine, bring a sweater... 😉

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Of course the above requires only that I have a sweater for the dog.

 

:D

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