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Air con

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:39 pm

Did any of the later model Capris have air con factory fitted. I have a 3.9 serp motor with the air con compressor fitted and I figured may as well have air con if I can as it will be a pita to remove compressor and fashion some sort of idler pulley .
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Re: Air con

Post by Mr B » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:47 pm

Hi MC,

I bought a 3 litre Capri years ago that had A/C on it, not sure whether it was a factory option but the conversion was excellently done, the air con compressor/pulley was mounted between the water pump and alternator, inside the car the unit/air vents were just below where the ash tray is, really nice job,

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Re: Air con

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:32 am

I was thinkin of using the side swivel outlets for the cool air, also thinkin I could fit a shuttle valve and turn the heater into a heating/cooling unit.......do away with the coolant side of things and fit the evaporator/condenser where the heater matrix is now 🤔🤔
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Re: Air con

Post by T.M. » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:44 am

Hi,
if I´m right only Tickford Capri had originally A/C. But it wasn´t "factory" Capri too much. :-)


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Re: Air con

Post by Bug » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:47 am

T.M. wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:44 am
Hi,
if I´m right only Tickford Capri had originally A/C. But it wasn´t "factory" Capri too much. :-)


Tom
Tickford didn't have it as standard. Not sure if anyone ever specced it, but never been in one that did have it.

I seem to remember the older Haynes manuals showed an air-con set up, but it was a completely different heater unit.
I'd assume a more common option on the 'Federal' Capris over the pond with our colonial cousins?

Ask around and see who has that version of the Haynes manual to give you an idea what's needed.

All my 30+ Capris had the basic air-con. It was well ahead of its time as it could be changed between driver and passenger sides and each had their own controls. A simple rotary handle on the door card. Bit like a shower tap, the further you turned it, the cooler it got. ;)

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Re: Air con

Post by stevemarl » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:27 am

Bug wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:47 am
I seem to remember the older Haynes manuals showed an air-con set up, but it was a completely different heater unit.
I'd assume a more common option on the 'Federal' Capris over the pond with our colonial cousins?

Ask around and see who has that version of the Haynes manual to give you an idea what's needed.
I`ve got the Haynes but apart from some mention in dismantling the dash (apparently the `unit` is fixed to the lower RH dash - so the LH in a RHD car)
and the ccircuit diagram. No further info I`m afraid. Maybe look for Mercury Capri brochure? There was an American on Capripower, he might know.
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found a bit more (in `bodywork` section!)
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Re: Air con

Post by Bug » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:54 am

I think you're right. Been years since I saw the manual and it appears I may have got confused with the HD heater assembly.
I'll get back in my box. :?

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Re: Air con

Post by stevemarl » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:58 am

Martin, no, to be fair - I had no recollection of it at all, so you must get at leastb 9.5/10 :D

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Re: Air con

Post by Bug » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:56 am

stevemarl wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:58 am
Martin, no, to be fair - I had no recollection of it at all, so you must get at leastb 9.5/10 :D
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Re: Air con

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:28 pm

Bug wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:47 am


All my 30+ Capris had the basic air-con. It was well ahead of its time as it could be changed between driver and passenger sides and each had their own controls. A simple rotary handle on the door card. Bit like a shower tap, the further you turned it, the cooler it got. ;)

Yeah , that might work in old blighty but it gets hot here 😆,and winding down the window when its 30⁰c relies totally on wind chill ......like 25⁰ , and the feckin heater doesnt actually turn off , actually I think the only time I get hot air is when its 30⁰🥵 and I dont want it,certainly dont get much when its - 4⁰🥶
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Re: Air con

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:51 pm

Wow, who knew?
Has anybody actually seen a Capri with factory fitted A/C though?

As an aside, my Hayne's Manual makes no mention of air conditioning equipment.

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Re: Air con

Post by T.M. » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:30 am

Bug wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:47 am
Tickford didn't have it as standard. Not sure if anyone ever specced it, but never been in one that did have it.

I seem to remember the older Haynes manuals showed an air-con set up, but it was a completely different heater unit.
I'd assume a more common option on the 'Federal' Capris over the pond with our colonial cousins?
Yep, Tickford didn't have A/C on the option list either, like you say:
http://i786.photobucket.com/albums/yy14 ... kford3.jpg

So I was not right, sorry. ;) But somewhere on internet I saw Tickford with A/C. How it looks like it wasn´t factory fitted.


Tom

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