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Hi all, I am going to have an A/C system installed on my restored 1971 240Z. I live in Connecticut. Does anyone know of Datsun specialists in Conn that would be interested in the work. No novices please. I have a lot of questions that I will share with you all soon. Thanks The Woodman zcar2.jpg
 

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head over to this website and begin reading: www.xenonzcar.com for all your Z info.
look up any local or Z car clubs in your area. those guys can help you.
does your car already have a/c but just doesn't work? or did it come from factory with none?
a/c was not that great on the 240 and not much better on the 280. you may have to result to 'vintage air'
also check out these guys www.autoacsolutions.com

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Thanks. I have decided on buying a system from "Auto Solutions". I was impressed with their knowledge and experience. I found a shop in East Windsor that will do the work. This is their 1st Zcar installation so I'll let you know how it goes. My car is a 1971 and I didn't think any of the 71's had air. Thanks for your interest Bon.

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Glad to help, Woody.

I know what its like to be in a Z with no AC! I bought my 76 in North Carolina and I drove it for about a year before I decided to install AC. I couldn't find anyone who would do it, so I just did it on my own with a complete system from another parts car. Got it in and made it work! not without long hours of hard work though haha
Some 280z's came from factory with no air. I think it really had to do with location and climate, wherever that particular car ended up. Good thing for me was everything was plug and play pretty much.
You should talk with 'Oilking63' on this site. He's doing this on his 280 and going with auto solutions. I've been giving him some advice. Hope yours goes well!

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Glad to help, Woody.

I know what its like to be in a Z with no AC! I bought my 76 in North Carolina and I drove it for about a year before I decided to install AC. I couldn't find anyone who would do it, so I just did it on my own with a complete system from another parts car. Got it in and made it work! not without long hours of hard work though haha
Some 280z's came from factory with no air. I think it really had to do with location and climate, wherever that particular car ended up. Good thing for me was everything was plug and play pretty much.
You should talk with 'Oilking63' on this site. He's doing this on his 280 and going with auto solutions. I've been giving him some advice. Hope yours goes well!

Bon
I actually ordered this car (my first and only new car I ever bought) right out of Road and Track without even driving one. I ordered it from a dealer in Middletown Connecticut. I waited for several months for delivery and by then the 71's were being made so I switched to 71! Back then the cars were in such demand the dealer didn't care. This car has quite a history but not to bore you now. I found Action Glass in East Windsor that said he would try his hand at the installation and we are now waiting for the Auto Solutions unit. CAN'T WAIT BON. Will keep keep you posted and thanks to everyone who responded.

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That's awesome man! Please do keep updating. I'm all for having a/c installed in a Z :)
I wonder if auto solutions could do a system for the 280zx?

Cheers,

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If I can add my 2 cents - be sure to get a pusher fan that sits in front of your condenser if the shop is going to add a factory AC setup. These systems were designed for r12 and not r134a which doesn't cool as well and puts a strain on the system because of it. Installing a pusher fan on the condenser helps the system out a lot especially at stoplights.
 

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If I can add my 2 cents - be sure to get a pusher fan that sits in front of your condenser if the shop is going to add a factory AC setup. These systems were designed for r12 and not r134a which doesn't cool as well and puts a strain on the system because of it. Installing a pusher fan on the condenser helps the system out a lot especially at stoplights.
I second this. My 87 300zx NA had one of these pusher fans installed (not stock) and it helped the cooling real good especially out here where it's 115 degrees plus 80% humidity.
Now some of the turbo cars actually had these from factory (my 84 AE is an example)
definitely a good idea, especially since a/c isn't all that great on the early Z's. something else you should consider is upgrading your fan cage with the honda unit or the new kia unit. giving you a bit better air flow... besides your stock cage is probably about ready to go anytime now. mine blew up and disintegrated!

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I second this. My 87 300zx NA had one of these pusher fans installed (not stock) and it helped the cooling real good especially out here where it's 115 degrees plus 80% humidity.
Now some of the turbo cars actually had these from factory (my 84 AE is an example)
definitely a good idea, especially since a/c isn't all that great on the early Z's. something else you should consider is upgrading your fan cage with the honda unit or the new kia unit. giving you a bit better air flow... besides your stock cage is probably about ready to go anytime now. mine blew up and disintegrated!

Bon
Could you post a bit more about the fan shroud you're talking about? This is the first im hearing of this.
 
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