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Evaporator Coil Removal

Discussion in 'Tech Discussion' started by staticattic, Apr 9, 2020.

  1. staticattic

    staticattic Junior Member

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    i recently purchased a 1986 k10. the previous owner dropped a 454 in her. the problem is, there are lots of go nowhere/do nothing wires and hoses in the engine bay. it looks sloppy to me. i would really like to get all of that crap out of there. one thing in particular that i am looking at is the evaporator coil. there are loose a/c hoses just taking up space. i want to pull all of that out since it is not doing anything, but i am worried about any “gotchas.” other than maybe wanting a/c down the road, is there any reason to keep all of that in my engine bay?
     
  2. AuroraGirl

    AuroraGirl Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Not really.. what my dad did was gut the box and sealed it with spray insulation. And from what I gather, aftermarket AC is gonna treat you a lot better than factoryI have the box to mine just sitting in the cab of a truck

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  3. RoryH19

    RoryH19 Full Access Member

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    Since you live in FL I would assume AC is a must.
    You will also have to consider what to do about the blower motor. It's need for both AC and heat.
    Only time I see people removing AC is for race cars.
     
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    Wumbo Full Access Member

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    Box all that AC junk up, and send it to me. :)
     
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  5. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Whatever!

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    No. There are AT LEAST! ONE MILION reasons.

    Don't do it - you'll be sorry.
     

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