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John A. Harriman.
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Posted From: 121.220.43.142
Posted on Tuesday, 18 December, 2007 - 05:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Previous experience from indiviuals who have fitted Air to this model. I have heard that in America the condensers can be fitted under the guards. I only expect to use Air during our long trips thru Australia as I am aware that it is too much a load on the cooling system for town use. Any technical information would be appreciated.

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Martin Cutler
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Username: martin_cutler

Post Number: 14
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, 20 December, 2007 - 07:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

gidday John,

If you are in Sydney, you are welcome to have a look at my Mk VI, B319LH, fitted with under dash unit. The main reason I bought it. It is AWESOME! Really cold, only run it in town, no problems, doesn't budge of 75 degrees, am really happy with it. Well designed and built, my local A/C guy checked it over, says it is very good quality components, and with the alternator and thermo fans, runs brilliantly. So good, I am considering a similar upgrade to B256MD. Cheers

Marty
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John A Harriman
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Posted From: 124.181.143.114
Posted on Wednesday, 26 December, 2007 - 01:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Marty
I live in Melbourne and use a friends computer. Not that I am a Luddite, as I am about to make the technological leap. Is there a means of contacting you for a chat as I don't see the need to reinvent the wheel. If the moderator deams it appropriate my phone number is (03)95986702

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Martin Cutler
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Username: martin_cutler

Post Number: 15
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Thursday, 27 December, 2007 - 08:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi John,

My mobile is 0407 147 234, but unless you are travelling to Sydney, is there any specific stuff you want me to take a photo of? I could email you any digital photo's you want. The previous owner had the work done in Perth.

Cheers

Marty
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Martin Cutler
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Username: martin_cutler

Post Number: 17
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 01 January, 2008 - 07:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi John,

I just emailled a few photo's to Lex, but am interested to see if I can put a photo here, just for the challenge!

Cheers

Marty

under dash unit
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Martin Cutler
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Username: martin_cutler

Post Number: 18
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, 01 January, 2008 - 07:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hey now that's cool! You need to save the photo in email format, so it is a lot smaller. That's the CD player mounted under the A/C. You can still open the scuttle vent, and just get your foot on the one shot pedal.
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Martin Cutler
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Username: martin_cutler

Post Number: 19
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Saturday, 05 January, 2008 - 08:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi John,

I dropped into see John Newton, he has all his Dawns set up with A/C, a slimline unit under the dash, lot less bulky than mine. He also runs twin condensors, one under each guard. The Dawn is easier to set up than the MK VI, as there is more room under the bonnet, he has one set up with A/C compressor on the off side, and alternator on the near side, and one of the others I saw had A/C compressor and alternator both on the off side. Single carb means heaps more room.

The guy who did all the work for him was:

Auto Frost - Greg
02 9774 4556
1/9 Works Place
Milperra NSW



Cheers

Marty
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Carl Heydon
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Username: car

Post Number: 144
Registered: 2-2004
Posted on Saturday, 23 September, 2017 - 07:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

It's time...would anyone have drawings/plans for an air conditioning set up for Mk VI? Or even better, components removed in pursuit of originality. I've promised it to myself for 20 years and I do persist in using them as daily drivers. I have some compact under dash units and condensers but would love to see a tried and tested bracket and modified fan pulley

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