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12/4/16 8:32pm - Original Message: 'Wiring Vintage Air'
Jag Gold Member
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LAKE CHARLES, LA - USA

Vette(s):
1972 Corvette

Joined: 10/27/2016
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After ideals for running main Vintage Air power wires in my 72 corvette. I leaning toward running up center console to battery box.

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12/10/16 12:16pm - Reply: 'Re: Wiring Vintage Air'
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Littleton, CO - USA

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76 corvette, L-48, Flame Red

Joined: 2/5/2006
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That is exactly what I did on my 76.  I ran the wires through the threaded hole in back panel (the screw that holds the center console was not installed - so convenient).  I had to drill a hole in the center box and through to the battery box, but you might be able to thread it over directly.  I also anchored the circuit breaker under the console with a sheet screw.

It was a long process getting the vintage air system installed (getting the old AC system out was a big part of that), but it works very well.  I am still chasing down a small battery drain (unable to trace to any of the fused circuits).  It only drains the battery if I let the car sit 2-3 weeks, so i just keep a tender on it for now (also not sure if installing the VA system created it or just increased it a bit).  Anyway...I am not looking backwards with any regrets.  That car was unbearable to drive at any ambient temperature above about 80 deg F without supplemental cooling of some kind (even with the tops off).

Good luck


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