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  1. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    Been having an issue with my GenIV in my 56' Belair. Things I have Checked to verify that are correctly installed: 1. Heat Control valve wiring, placed correctly, correct hose routing to engine. 2. Heat control valve is rotating 90 degrees to shut-off/on when selected. 3. System Calibrated...
  2. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    Hi all, I am working on a 55 and am having trouble with my radiator fitment. I currently have a core support for the radiator in the V8 position but my radiator won't fit due to the accessory drive that I want to run. Wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to make this fit. I am also...
  3. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    Hi all... Maybe someone out there has had an issue with their Vintage Air that goes like this... AC/Heat Control:Left selector all the way down (Heat) Temp Control: All the way down for hot temp Defrost/Floor: Left, Midrange, or all the way Right...no difference Fan: very low, medium or high...
  4. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    I've read many times just how difficult it is to install the evaporator under the dash of a 57... so I made a video. Now my circumstances are going to be a little different than some others such as: • Front seat is removed • Raingear wiper system (not sure this matters) • smoothed firewall with...
  5. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    I am in the middle of installing a VA "Sure fit" unit in a 57 Belair. So far here is a list of items that I have come across. 1. The installation instructions are worthless. No direction, just a list of "Things to do", not even a recommended install sequence. - Something like - step 1 -...
  6. Electrical Questions and Answers
    Talk about weird... According to VA: Ground wires need to be attached directly to the ground at the battery...oh yeah? When I connected them to the battery negative terminal, with the battery shutoff from the electrical system, via a cutoff switch, the violet power wire hooked up to be on with...
  7. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    I have searched and searched for the answer of my question but everything seems to point to a serpentine kit that I would rather not run at this time. I have a 57 with the VA kit. Current setup is a SBC with the alt on upper drivers side, power steering on lower drivers side. Dual pulley on...
  8. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    I recently installed vintage air and ive found that unless it idles for quite a while, it never really gets hot. If the car moves at all the air from the vents gets pretty lukewarm in fact. Is it supposed to work this way?
  9. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    Getting ready to install into '57 and planning to run my A/C lines thru pass side fender areas to hide them out of engine bay. Therefore I need to make custom lines as I go and crimp hose ends after lines are routed thru sheet metal. Anyone have a crimping tool to loan out or know where I can...
  10. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    Anyone have experience installing underdash Master Cylinder clutch pedal kit with Vintage Air in a '57?? Is there room for both??
  11. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    I am installing a VA Gen IV AC kit in a 55. Long ago and before my time the heater box was removed and the firewall smoothed. Trying to mount the VA Evap unit without the existing heater box mounting holes is really tough. Can anybody help locate these holes so I can re-drill them? Even a...
  12. Electrical Questions and Answers
    I'm trying to wire up my newly installed Vintage Air Gen IV kit. Instructions read to connect one wire to the ignition switch and I'm not sure which post to connect it to. The switch has Ignition #1 post and Ignition #2 post. Also I don't understand the "position must be switched" comment in the...
  13. Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Shocks, Etc
    I have a 56 bel air. My question is... Will a under dash brake booster work? Also will it fit with the vintage air system?
  14. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    I just finished a 55 where I put in a Vintage Air system. I am now starting on my 56 hardtop and am currently looking at Vintage Air and Classic Air. I am on a tighter budget with this build and am wondering if there is something that is a little more affordable. Your thoughts/recommendations...
  15. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    I plan to install vintage air dash ducts in my PAINTED & FINISHED 57 Nomad dash....They require 2 1/2" holes drilled into the dash...any advice on this install..I don't want to screw this up....I have a hole saw with a longer 1/4" drill bit ready to go...Thanks :)
  16. Interiors Questions and Answers
    I JUST BOUGHT A 55 CHEV 210 SERIES AND DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE CONTROLS FOR THE HEATER. I NOW WOULD LIKE TO PUT VINTAGE AIR IN IT AND NOTICED ALL I HAVE IS A 2 KNOB CONTROL (OF WHICH THE DEFROST KNOB ISN'T EVEN HOOKED UP). THERE IS A LEVER ON THE FRONT OF THE DUCT BOX (BELOW THE DASH, CENTER)...
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