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    I am wondering if any packard hawks were produced with an air conditioner?. If not was it something a dealer would install.

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    According to the October, 1995 Turning Wheels, 14 were equipped with Sutton air conditioning, and two were equipped with Novi trunk-mounted air conditioners at the factory.

    Craig

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    • #3
      This might explain the power steering on the back of the generator being on the drivers side of the engine bay. 2 holes about 1.5 diameter in the firewall and the 2 small holes in the transmission tunnel. The ac unit is missing on my car and looks like it would have been located where the generator would normally be located on the passenger side of the engine bay. I cannot find any pictures of this setup.
      Thanks for the help.

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      • #4
        It sounds like it was one of the 14, that setup COULD be Dealer installed, but highly unlikely.
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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        • #5
          Is it mentioned on the Production Order?

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          • #6
            Here's a folder on a 58 GH with A/C. The system is what would have been installed except for the dash unit, which in this case is a later model and not Studebaker. The compressor of the day was a 2 cylinder Lehigh and the power steering pump is combined with the generator.
            http://www.studebaker-info.org/Archi...3/58gh3sc.html
            64 GT Hawk (K7)
            1970 Avanti (R3)

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            • #7
              I saw this car when it was up for sale in Sacramento in 1988. Interesting story but this car has some parts that were not in existence during the year of manufacture. This sale ended up in a big lawsuit!
              StudeRick & Johna
              Sacramento CA

              1964 GT Hawk, 1963 GT Hawk, 1962 GT Hawk
              1957 Silver Hawk
              1963 Avanti
              1961 Lark Wagon
              1963 Lark Daytona

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              • #8
                I will be getting the order this week to verify

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                • #9
                  parts manual plate showing ac parts
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    Thats it. My compressor and dash box are gone. Is there any suggestion on what to install. Would vintage air work or do I try to find the original stuff that uses wrong freon?
                    The original compressor looks very large.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cabforward View Post
                      Thats it. My compressor and dash box are gone. Is there any suggestion on what to install. Would vintage air work or do I try to find the original stuff that uses wrong freon?
                      The original compressor looks very large.
                      That mostly depends on what you want from the car. Are you looking to restore it or just to make it a comfortable driver?
                      The third choice is to remove all of the remaining A/C parts and have a "normal" Packard Hawk.
                      I believe that doing the A/C correctly, or as near as you can get, would yield the highest dollar value.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cabforward View Post
                        The original compressor looks very large.
                        The older Lehigh compressors are both large and rare, which means getting parts for would be an issue. They are also quite heavy and use R-12. You might find a 60's Chrysler V-2 compressor which almost look alike, but I think your chance of getting to a functional authentic system is going to be a stretch.
                        64 GT Hawk (K7)
                        1970 Avanti (R3)

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