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Old 05-27-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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I was wondering if I could disconnect the A/C and add piping to rout colder air in the car. The parts to fix it is too expensive so im wanting to do this and can I remove the pully for the A/C if I can keep there from being slack in the belt.
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at first i thought you meant add piping to make cold air go into the CAI, that would be really cool if it worked, sorry to jump into your post
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My compressor has not failed that was replaced two years ago the condensor failed and I was told that replaceing it might not fix the problem then they wouldhave to replace the A/C or convert it to the new type of freon
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I was wondering if I could disconnect the A/C and add piping to rout colder air in the car. The parts to fix it is too expensive so im wanting to do this and can I remove the pully for the A/C if I can keep there from being slack in the belt.
When I read your post I was amazed that someone else actually thought of this. Before the days of factory integrated a/c, cars came equipped with footwell vents which you could manually open or close. When you opened them up on a summer day, and you were on the highway, the breeze that would come into the car was incredible. Sort of like a turbo charged fan. Ahhhh, those were the days.

But to answer your question, Phantom, as you know, anything is possible. I suppose you could get some flexible duct pipe and route it from under the front bumper through the firewall and "presto" you've got a CAI for the passenger compartment.
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Where is the the air pulled in from now when the vent is on.
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The cowl area of the hood. Just below where your wiper blades park you will see about 3 areas of wire mesh. This is where the air enters the hvac system.
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