Suggestion on new AC condenser?

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by Mike Jones, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Platinum Level Contributor

    I have the entire front end of my 70 455 apart and want to replace the original worn out AC condenser while I'm in there. Nobody seems to make a condenser that fits exactly as stock. I found one on ebay from a place out in Calif. I spoke to someone there and she said they sold something like 50 or 60 of them last year and had no complaints or returns. I spoke to Vintage Air and Classic Air and neither makes a stock replacement that doesn't require any mods.
    Any direction is welcome but I refuse to purchase something that will not fit exactly as stock or requires any mods to work. Thanks
     
  2. alain

    alain Well-Known Member

    :)Try The part guy.com
    Alain:)
     
  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    I'll eventually be in the same predicament. Watching this thread. I was hoping they made a parallel flow condenser that fit. If not, might have to have my original checked/cleaned?
     
  4. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Platinum Level Contributor

    Larry,
    The woman I spoke with said she isn't aware of a PF condenser available from anyone. She said the bad thing about PF condensers is that once they go bad there is no resurrecting them.
     
  5. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Platinum Level Contributor

    Alain,
    Are you the parts guy? Do you carry a direct replacement?
     
  6. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

  7. Gary L244169

    Gary L244169 Well-Known Member

    I have purchased a condenser from The Parts Place. The picture looked just original
    open the box it's look like it original. Car still in storage but will have it out this and
    will check it closer.
    also I checked this company on ebay Classic Condenser Specialists
    good luck.
    Gary
     
  8. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Platinum Level Contributor

    Please let me know how it fits Gary.
     
  9. Gary L244169

    Gary L244169 Well-Known Member

    Will do hopping this weekend.
     
  10. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    I've got a 1970 Skylark condenser sitting here in the garage. At one point I had visions of employing it in the front of my car as a stock edition doing the job for some future cobbled together system using my ancient aftermarket, but very cool, evaporator. I can't speak to its ability to hold pressure but I bet i could rig up something with my compression gauge to check it out.
     
  11. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Platinum Level Contributor

    Gary,
    Did you have a chance to work on your condenser this weekend?
     
  12. Gary L244169

    Gary L244169 Well-Known Member

    Yes Mike I did and it is a very nice match to my original.
    I am happy with the purchase.
     
  13. Mike Jones

    Mike Jones Platinum Level Contributor

    Thanks Gary, I appreciate the input.
     

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