With summer on the way, it’s the perfect time to talk about how you can be cooler than cool in your classic ride on those long drives to the local club meet. Old Air Products is a leader In Air Conditioning Systems & Replacement Parts for Classic, Custom, and Antique Vehicles.
Old Air Products was established in 1989 with the concept of manufacturing an A/C, Heat & Defrost system that would fit any vehicle. They quickly found out that with the large variety of vehicles and personal choices of owners, they would need to provide a system with variable choices. This is to allow our customers to customize the A/C system to fit both stock and custom vehicles.
This was the beginning of the HURRICANE® series systems. A system that was compact, modular, easy to service and easier to install. It was important that the evaporator serves as the backbone
for a fully customized installation. It was important that this system outperforms other aftermarket kits on the market as well as factory A/C systems of the period.
The HURRICANE® unit is designed to replace the factory heater and mount up in the space vacated by it. There are three variations of the HURRICANE® and the only difference is where the tubes exit the case and thus, go through the firewall. A side exit fitting design allows for a clean firewall installation. With a wide variety of switching and venting options, one of these systems will fit just about any American-built car. Especially cars built from 1928 through the mid-1980s, most European cars as well as later model vehicles.
The next evolution of the HURRICANE® Series systems was the addition of custom mounting plates and custom condenser assemblies. As well as switching packages to make custom kits for many of the more popular vehicles such as the 63-67Corvettes, 55-57 Chevy Cars, 47-87 Chevy Pickups, 65-73 Mustangs, 53-56 and 67-72 Ford Pickups. These well-thought-out kits include all the items necessary for a clean, easy custom installation.
Old Air Products did not stop there, and they began supplying replacement parts for many Original Factory A/C systems. As time progressed, many parts for older vehicles became harder to find. New government regulations for automotive refrigerants made it difficult to repair original Factory A/C Systems.
Old Air Products met this challenge by manufacturing many new replacement parts such as hose assemblies, evaporator cores, blower switches, vacuum actuators and control cable sets. Many of these parts are exact replicas and outperform the originals. Over the past years, Old Air Products continued to develop many products that enhance the factory systems and replace no longer available parts.
Old Air Products hold several patents in replacement parts. Most notable is their Patented POA Update Kit. This clever kit allows the consumer to upgrade to R134a without loss of performance.
The custom builder is also not left in the lurch. With a series of under-dash mount A/C systems and selections of controls, vents, louvres and ducting, Old Air Products provides all the components to build
They have an A/C system that works for your ride. Currently, Old Air Products’ range of A/C systems is available through Jayce’s Classic Spares (PTY) Ltd. Give them a call on 0828055788 for further information or simply go over to their website at www. jayces-classic-spares.com.