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Post Post subject: baja bug a/c
Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:01 PM
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i am planning to buy a 1973 baja bug. ithas nothing incredible done to the engine and i am planning to make it my daily driver. is it practical to put an a/c in this car? what would any issues be with doing that. will it hurt horsepower( i know there isnt much to begin with)

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from everything i've ever heard, a/c is a joke in a vw. not worth all the time and headaches to make it work. roll the windows down and drive faster.


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thats what i have heard but even if it is just baja for looks and i use it for street driving?


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still not worth it in my opinion. i'm sure someone has rigged something up, but i don't think its worth the work. i drive my baja daily and it frequently sees dirt time, sure the summers suck when it's a 120 out, but its bearable.


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Post Post subject: Re: baja bug a/c
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is it your daily driver?


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yepp, my only car. i drive it about 30 miles a day, at least, sometimes a lot more.


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Post Post subject: Re: baja bug a/c
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oh wow and are they dependable? im in college and planning on buying one. im not gonna be driving much during the semester but i drive alot when im at home


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Honestly they take work. Sometimes they're happy but they aren't the most reliable cars out there. It can be done and made to be fairly reliable but I suggest some type of mechanical background though


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how much work would you say you have to do in a month?


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Post Post subject: baja bug a/c
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You constantly have to check the oil. You're also going to have to general maintainence work on it. Some months you'll get lucky and some months the points will go out and the motor won't run. You're also going to adjust your valves every couple of months in order to keep the valve train and heads in rip top shape. It takes work so don't assume it's going to be a cheap reliable car because it won't be


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ok thanks for the advice saved me a bunch of researching


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We just installed an AC system on a street bug this summer. For the money I wasnt that impressed with it. It was cooler than without, but sitting at a light it was still warm even with added fans on the condenser. The kit we installed was $1800 plus the cost of labor.


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