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Old 09-20-2017, 05:57 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Ac no mo

Weight reduction continues!

The internet says the AC system weighs about 38 lbs / 17 kg.

I didn't rip apart the dashboard to pull out the evaporator though, so let's call this 33 lbs.

Also: not having the condensor in the nose will let my 1/2 size radiator work more efficiently because now it's got a front row seat for air flow.

Hey, maybe I can reduce the cooling inlet size further...
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