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Re: AC REMOVAL (archive)

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Posted by EdZ on April 29, 2001 at 13:54:15:

In Reply to: AC REMOVAL posted by PETE on April 29, 2001 at 11:34:02:

Removing the AC compnents alone will show a nominal gain. The nest step is to remove the mechanical cooling fan. If you take out the AC "radiator", aka the condensor, then you get better acceleration, as the crank doesnt have to rotate that big fan, and the radiator becomes much more efficient as the condensor takes up alot of the area that the radiator is exposed to the cool air coming in from the front. Go the next step and get an underdrive pulley, without the 3rd groove for the AC drive belt. Ive done this on my street car, and the only perils so far, are traffic jams, accidents. The car WILL overheat if it sits too long. In that case, you just have to turn the car off. I am pleased with the removal on my car, and will be getting the underdrive pulley, when the funds become available.

Has anyone taken their A/C out for better performance, if so let me know the pros and cons.


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