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  • Stock Evaporators vs. Evil-Bay evaporator

    I know that I could make this work, just wondering about the pricing. Plus, the fab work to get this to fit. It'd be going in a 1961 Lark VIII Wagon. Here is the listing and a couple of pics.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/A-C-U...em320233316108





    How much and how often do the original Evaporators show up round these parts. (when I say round these parts, I mean on the forums or other place, ebay, craigslist, etc.) And I guess, how much is a round about figure as well?

    I figure they are a little pricey, just wondering how I'm going to do my A/C after I dynamat the interior and go to a higher output alternator.

    Thanks for the help guys and girls.

    Kel

    1961 Studebaker Lark VIII. 6x,xxx miles from the factory. Daily driven.

  • #2
    I wouldn't recommend buying anything from any place with "evil" in it's name.[xx(]

    Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
    Parish, central NY 13131

    "With your Lark you're on your own, free as a bird, alive as a Lark. You've suddenly discovered that parking is a pleasure, traffic is a breeze, turning's no trick at all, and happiness is a thing called Larking!"



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    • #3
      I've seen originals go for $50 and $350. It's a crap shoot. Some times whole systems for $350. There's nothing wrong with that one. It doesn't look original but it will work. What would Vintage Air get for one?

      Claude Chmielewski
      Studeski
      http://www.studeski.com
      Fillmore, Wisconsin
      47 M-16 Truck
      62 GT Hawk
      63 Lark
      64 Commander Wagonaire
      50 Champion Regal (parts car)
      [img=left]http://www.studeski.com/62hawk/dakota01.jpg[/img=left]
      "One after another they volunteered how in their families and in their
      communities they were expected to be responsible for their behavior, how
      honesty was assumed to be the rule, not the exception. They also talked
      matter-of-factly about the sense of duty to their country, a sentiment not
      much in fashion anymore."
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      Claude Chmielewski
      Studeski
      http://www.studeski.com
      Fillmore, Wisconsin
      47 M-16 Truck
      53 Commander Regal HT
      53 2R5
      60 Lark VIII Convertible
      60 5E7 Champ pickup
      62 5E7 Champ no box
      62 GT Hawk 4 speed
      63 Lark VI parts car
      63 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
      64 Commander Wagonaire
      64 Daytona Convertible
      50 Champion Regal (parts car)
      36 Dictator
      36 Dictator in pieces

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      • #4
        I would almost advise going with vintage air, or hot rod air, Just for the fact that they are a company that's still in business, and have support just incase. You may pay more, but you'll have something that will work. Your car, good luck. Maybe with the wagon you could use this ebay one for DUAL COOLING ZONES. [8D]

        Chop Stu
        61 Lark

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        • #5
          quote:Originally posted by aucyrano

          I know that I could make this work, just wondering about the pricing. Plus, the fab work to get this to fit. It'd be going in a 1961 Lark VIII Wagon. Here is the listing and a couple of pics. ...
          How much and how often do the original Evaporators show up round these parts. (when I say round these parts, I mean on the forums or other place, ebay, craigslist, etc.) And I guess, how much is a round about figure as well? ...
          You probably won't find an original '61 evaporator. They were a one-year-only unit that was connected to the outside air intake. They were rare in '61 and much rarer now. Vintage Air sells a Mustang look-alike evaporator that is fairly close to the Studebaker unit in appearance and uses a Sanden compressor with R-134. Contact Ebon Jones of J&N Auto Air if you want an absolutely complete Studebaker application (every nut, bolt, clip, belt, etc.). He posts as railway on the Forum.


          [img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/R-4.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64L.JPG[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/64P.jpg[/img=right][img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Forum%20signature%20pix/53K.jpg[/img=right]Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
          '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
          '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
          Museum R-4 engine
          1962 Gravely Model L (Studebaker-Packard serial plate)
          1972 Gravely Model 430 (Studebaker name plate, Studebaker Onan engine)
          Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
          '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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          • #6
            Not to mention the fact that those 1961 evaporators were the most hideous evaporators ever made. I'd look for a 1962+ version.

            Lee

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