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CORVAIR A/C
You can get quality, Corvair specific A/C parts with the speed and service you've come to know from Clark's. You can now enjoy your Corvair even in
the hot summer time heat with these easy to install systems that can be installed in a weekend. Whether you want to put a completely new system in
a car that did not have it, or repair a stock A/C system, we have the parts you need. These kits use the most modern and up to date components and
technology for an easy, clean installation into your Corvair. A system from Clark's will give you a really "Cool Corvair".
FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING
IS YOUR CORVAIR READY FOR A/C?
Believe it or not, there are many things that you can do to your Corvair to improve the performance of your A/C that have little to do with the air-
conditioning system itself. While the success of any air conditioning system depends on a good design, you may be surprised how much you can gain
by giving just a little attention to a few of the temperature sensitive areas of your car. We will cover most of the things you should do or check before you
begin your new install to get the most out of your new kit. Because every car is different, the following is in order of priority from the most important to
the least, and divided into Engine, Cabin, and Electrical sections. All suggested parts below are available in our catalogs.
ENGINE
Because you will use your air-conditioner in the summer months when your engine is already working hard to stay cool, it is very important to do all you
can in the way of engine cooling. GM's design is a good one, but many Corvairs today suffer from years of use and sometimes neglect. Your engine must
be in reasonable running condition to support any air conditioning system, and that goes for our system as well.
• Seal your engine compartment – You must make sure that your engine compartment is completely sealed. Top engine
shrouds, muffler shields, engine-to-body seals, engine lid-to-body seals, boots, and grommets are all important to the long-term survival of your
engine, especially with the addition of A/C. All of these parts are available in our catalogs and must be installed.
• De-flash your cylinder heads – If your engine is fully assembled and running, de-flashing your cylinder heads may be time
consuming, but the cooling gains are hard to overlook. Take the time to remove the excess aluminum flashing that is "webbed" between the fins
on your cylinder heads. You should expect significant improvement!
• Upgrade to synthetic oil – Today's synthetic oils offer us old car guys a new and better option for cooling our air-cooled wonders.
Synthetic oil can improve head temperatures, as it withstands higher temps in an air-cooled engine application. But be warned, if you have a
small oil leak now, this upgrade will give you a bigger oil leak when you're done!
• Check and clean your oil cooler – At the very least, inspect and clean your existing oil cooler. Upgrading to a 12-Plate or
Folded-Fin oil cooler is even better (see USED #59, page 347). In addition, GM added side plates to the 12-plate cooler on air-conditioned
cars. We carry these if you do not have them. When combined with the 12-plate oil cooler, expect around 5 degrees of improvement over the
8-plate version. See #59, page 347.
iWARNING: Products on this page can expose you to a chemical, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. **For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov**315CORVAIR A/CYou can get quality, Corvair specific A/C parts with the speed and service you've come to know from Clark's. You can now enjoy your Corvair even in the hot summer time heat with these easy to install systems that can be installed in a weekend. Whether you want to put a completely new system in a car that did not have it, or repair a stock A/C system, we have the parts you need. These kits use the most modern and up to date components and technology for an easy, clean installation into your Corvair. A system from Clark's will give you a really "Cool Corvair".FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONINGIS YOUR CORVAIR READY FOR A/C?Believe it or not, there are many things that you can do to your Corvair to improve the performance of your A/C that have little to do with the air-conditioning system itself. While the success of any air conditioning system depends on a good design, you may be surprised how much you can gain by giving just a little attention to a few of the temperature sensitive areas of your car. We will cover most of the things you should do or check before you begin your new install to get the most out of your new kit. Because every car is different, the following is in order of priority from the most important to the least, and divided into Engine, Cabin, and Electrical sections. All suggested parts below are available in our catalogs.ENGINEBecause you will use your air-conditioner in the summer months when your engine is already working hard to stay cool, it is very important to do all you can in the way of engine cooling. GM's design is a good one, but many Corvairs today suffer from years of use and sometimes neglect. Your engine must be in reasonable running condition to support any air conditioning system, and that goes for our system as well.o Seal your engine compartment - You must make sure that your engine compartment is completely sealed. Top engine shrouds, muffler shields, engine-to-body seals, engine lid-to-body seals, boots, and grommets are all important to the long-term survival of your engine, especially with the addition of A/C. All of these parts are available in our catalogs and must be installed.o De-flash your cylinder heads - If your engine is fully assembled and running, de-flashing your cylinder heads may be time consuming, but the cooling gains are hard to overlook. Take the time to remove the excess aluminum flashing that is "webbed" between the fins on your cylinder heads. You should expect significant improvement!o Upgrade to synthetic oil - Today's synthetic oils offer us old car guys a new and better option for cooling our air-cooled wonders. Synthetic oil can improve head temperatures, as it withstands higher temps in an air-cooled engine application. But be warned, if you have a small oil leak now, this upgrade will give you a bigger oil leak when you're done!o Check and clean your oil cooler - At the very least, inspect and clean your existing oil cooler. Upgrading to a 12-Plate or Folded-Fin oil cooler is even better (see USED #59, page 347). In addition, GM added side plates to the 12-plate cooler on air-conditioned cars. We carry these if you do not have them. When combined with the 12-plate oil cooler, expect around 5 degrees of improvement over the 8-plate version. See #59, page 347.

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