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Old 11-15-2017, 04:52 PM
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About to buy her, but my only concern its that it doesn’t have an a/c installed. During summer a/c is a must and hence it prevents me from concluding the purchase.

I have been told that an a/c unit cannot be installed. Would that hold true? The car is righthand originally from UK.

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Old 11-16-2017, 08:52 AM
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While AC could be installed to a non-AC car, the cost would probably be more than the cost of the car.
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Old 11-16-2017, 02:01 PM
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agreed if the car was not originally equipped with AC it would be prohibitively laborious (yours or your hired mechanic) to retrofit it to the car.

if the car originally came with AC but it is not functional it is fairly simple to repair/replace the existing parts to make it work again.
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So two out of two replies its that an ac can be installed in a 944 which did not had an ac preinstalled, with a certainty of additional high cost.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:45 PM
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Look, anybody can do anything with a car.
What the point is that if you decide to add AC, then be prepared for lots & lots & lots of work.

I guess for those of us who have AC, we see it adding AC to a 944 as an insurmountable task. But from your point of view, it depends on how desperate your are.

Just remember that it will add very little, if any value to your car, which is why the question you ask suggests to buy a different car that has AC.
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Old 11-17-2017, 03:16 PM
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Given enough time, labor and money, you could put a man on the moon. The usa did it a couple of time, then figured out that the cost outweighed the benefits.

You could approach AC in your car the same way.
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Old 11-21-2017, 11:23 AM
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You might look into vintage air system. They make retrofit for non a/c cars. You will need receiver dryer , condenser, plumbing (to inside car) evaporator, idle enhancement(when in operation) The car may have some if not all vacumm actuators. If all pieces can be found then you need to have it installed. I have all equipment for r-12. Even so I would not start a project like this.... just too many problems unknown. I suggest find a car with it already. (my 2 pennies)
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