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1970 Chevy Malibu upgrades help!!!

 
Ch3vyMal1bu70 Ch3vyMal1bu70
New User | Posts: 13 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/24/09
07:04 PM

i have a 1970 chevy malibu n i don't know anything about cars.
i need some information about adding A/C to this beauty..
the pumps n sum components are there but sum parts are missing..

i can buy a full ac kit for $1200 but hey why not just buy the missing pieces??
so i was wondering if i can upload some photo and maybe someone out there knows what i need to get the AC running..


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tuffnuff tuffnuff
Moderator | Posts: 7827 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/24/09
07:26 PM

Harrison was the firm that supplied GM with A/C units,,,
I'm sourcing out A/C parts myself so I'll share my finds here.

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1993_Lx 1993_Lx
Guru | Posts: 1851 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/24/09
10:37 PM

Since this is your first Muscle car, you may want to stick to basics and keep your ambitions realistic. I say this only because I was the same way. I bought a car that needed a ton of work and I had a dream in my head of restoring it perfectly. But when I started I soon realized $10k to do what I wanted was not easy to come by.

In no way am I saying quit or not to follow your dreams, but inexperience will get expensive. Since you say you know practically nothing about cars, Keep it simple for now. Start off with fixing things that are wrong with the car that are necessary to making it go. Then step up to an engine swap or rebuild. Then when you have a good foundation start on your body, teach yourself to fill and repair dings, then finally give it a coat of paint. It may not look perfect but hey, YOU did it, and I'm telling you that when you have a car you got running and made it look decent, There is no better feeling in the world.

When you teach yourself how to do things it comes with an enormous amount of pride in yourself and your car. When you have questions always feel free to log on here and ask, I guarantee there will always be someone here willing to lend a word of advice.

Let us know how that car comes and take it easy!

Grin  
Most call me Lx, but I was born Dakota

Ch3vyMal1bu70 Ch3vyMal1bu70
New User | Posts: 13 | Joined: 12/09
Posted: 12/25/09
01:42 AM

awesome 1993 Lx!!!

what you said is exactly what im trying to do right now.

the body and paint is fine n all but i have a few minor problem here and there that i still want to get done....the engine is redone but still wanna get that check out to see if everything is running properly.

i will upload photo later.so. please keep an update and let me know what you guys think!!
and also
im located in North Sacramento and if anyone here knows anyone out here that can help.that will be great!!!thx  

gettnlarge01 gettnlarge01
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Posted: 12/25/09
08:18 AM

+1 Lx  
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69nova355. 69nova355.
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Posted: 12/25/09
08:27 AM

+2,its very easy to get ahead of your self  

tuffnuff tuffnuff
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Posted: 12/25/09
09:04 AM

+3

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chevelle83 chevelle83
Addict | Posts: 2280 | Joined: 11/09
Posted: 12/25/09
08:39 PM

This reminds me of a good friend from school that bought a great condition 72 C10 that was his grandfathers!!!!! We told him to leave it alone and just put an engine in it.  Well.... of course he didnt listen to us, so he thought he could be chip foose and restore it, so he took the truck totally apart and of course it never made it back together. he sold the pile of parts for a couple hundred dollars.  

  I would have killed to have owned the truck then. I just thought I would share that.  

Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
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Posted: 12/26/09
07:17 AM

+4  
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Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
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Posted: 12/26/09
07:17 AM

Ya some people just don't listen.  
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idrivejunk idrivejunk
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Posted: 12/26/09
10:41 PM

+5 Lx

one step at a time  
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Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
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Posted: 12/27/09
07:20 AM

Getting ahead of yourself will usually make the job harder.  
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69nova355. 69nova355.
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Posted: 12/27/09
08:05 AM

it all starts with a realistic plan.  

Pontiacman2 Pontiacman2
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Posted: 12/27/09
08:06 AM

+1  
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mpayne mpayne
Guru | Posts: 1117 | Joined: 10/07
Posted: 12/28/09
02:36 PM

Icon Quotechevelle83:
This reminds me of a good friend from school that bought a great condition 72 C10 that was his grandfathers!!!!! We told him to leave it alone and just put an engine in it.  Well.... of course he didnt listen to us, so he thought he could be chip foose and restore it, so he took the truck totally apart and of course it never made it back together. he sold the pile of parts for a couple hundred dollars.  

  I would have killed to have owned the truck then. I just thought I would share that.


Sounds like the story of my life. Taking apart something and forgetting how to put it back together.  

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