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Retro-fit Air Conditioning.

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Old May 7th, 2007, 19:00   #11
Les, slight limp
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People said i was crazy for doing somender singhs grooves, they work a treat.
People said i was crazy to turbo a carb volvo, it works fine but is still under test so i can't recomend it yet.
my next crazy project will be a 5 speed + overdrive, i need projects to keep the sludge in my head moving.

A/C in a 740, go for it, it's basically a radiator a pump and some controls, a basic on-off system would be fairly easy to setup especially if it's a manual, once it works ok you can start refining.

A basic how it works page.

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Old May 8th, 2007, 17:13   #12
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I also want to put air con in my newly bought Volvo

Its a 740SE, should I just find a Spares/repairs model that has the aircon bits?

the reason is I'll be doing a rally to Italy in the summer and I need to keep myself and my team cool
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Old May 10th, 2007, 23:42   #13
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I've just been thinking - does anyone have a definitive list of what parts I will need? I really don't have a clue...
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Old Apr 30th, 2012, 16:57   #14
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I have a mint 940 with full volvo service history, its a cracking car, if a little thursty on petrol!

Now dont want to get another car as every switch and button works on this one, and she fits perfectly for me needs - but like the original poster, I do miss the air con that I have had on other cars.

This seems to have gone quite but is it possiable? Does any on know how or the cost?

Im in no way a motor mechanic! so any advice other than changing the car?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:31   #15
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If it had it and it's been removed then it shouldn't be too hard to reinstate it. If it didn't have it at all then it's a big job.
You're going to need two holes through the bulk head for a start. Extra pipe work, the bracket for the pump, removing the radiator the metal pipework that runs from the bulk head to the condenser.
For that amount of hassle it would be easier to get a car with it in from the start!
new engine! new car!
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