At one time, aftermarket air conditioning was little more than a bolt-on air mover under the dash-something to smash your knees on. However, time and evolution have caught up with these afterthoughts, making way for a new generation of in-dash air-conditioning systems. The new SureFit GEN IV in-dash climate control system from Vintage Air brings modern A/C, heating, and dehumidification to '69-'70 Mustangs.
Also available for '65-'68 Mustangs, the SureFit GEN IV system adds high-tech thinking to classic Mustang air quality management. It gets cabin temperature and humidity just right because you have control. You get to choose how your Mustang feels inside by sliding controls one way or the other. Even better, no one knows it's there because it utilizes the original heater controls and hides behind the dash without a hint except for cool comfort.
The SureFit GEN IV climate...
The SureFit GEN IV climate control air management system operates with electronic servos for precision performance. The hot water valve is also electronic, designed to operate in synch with the rest of the system. You can use Vintage Air's supplied air outlets or use the factory-style '69-'70 outlets, which makes this a very stealthy package. The complete system retails for approximately $1,300, plus shipping.
Vintage Air gets this result via microprocessor technology and compact electric servos that quietly blend doors and move air for optimum cabin temperature and humidity. There are no vacuum hoses, complicated wiring, or confusion.
|Mustang SureFit GEN IV Systems
|Note: New GEN IV system coming soon for '65-'66 Mustangs
Three servos are designed...
Three servos are designed to fine-tune air temperature and flow for air conditioning, heat, or defrost modes.
Microprocessor technology is why the SureFit GEN IV system works so well, yielding solid reliability and performance.
Vintage Air includes all plumbing...
Vintage Air includes all plumbing with the universal kit. The air handler fits a variety of applications. However, plumbing and brackets adapt this system to '69-'70 Mustangs.
This high-efficiency condenser...
This high-efficiency condenser from Vintage Air makes the most of today's environmentally responsible R-134a refrigerants. Its compact design, coupled with Mustang-specific brackets, enables installation without modifications.
The '69-'70 Mustangs were...
The '69-'70 Mustangs were the first to use a modular bolt-in dashboard. This makes installing the SureFit easier because the dashboard, which is bolted at both ends and supported by brackets, can be removed.
The steering column must also...
The steering column must also be disconnected from the dashboard.
Support brackets are disconnected...
Support brackets are disconnected and the entire dashboard is pulled out. Keep in mind we're working with a '70 Mustang that's undergoing a restoration at Mustangs Etc. The instrument panel has already been removed along with the stereo and other items.
Vintage Air defroster outlets...
Vintage Air defroster outlets are installed first via a single fastener.
The cowl vent intake for the...
The cowl vent intake for the Mustang's original heater is blocked off with this plug using an RTV adhesive/sealer
Vintage Air provides a template...
Vintage Air provides a template so you can accurately drill 1/4-inch mounting holes in the firewall for air handler security.
The mounting bracket on the...
The mounting bracket on the firewall side is installed like this.
Refrigeration and hot water...
Refrigeration and hot water plumbing is next. The insulated line is low-side (low pressure) refrigeration plumbing. Hot water plumbing isn't insulated; it passes through the firewall where the stock heater hose connections are located.