Car Feature: Andrew Erichsen’s 1971 Barn Find Z/28 Camaro

1971 Z/28 Camaro Barn Find Barn find, what does that even mean? For most that's the hope of one day opening up an old dilapidated barn to find a rare classic car, often covered in an inch of dust. That very scenario happened for Andrew Erichsen from Painless Performance. "My uncle was a collector of cars and had a good eye for them. He lived in Southern California … [Read more...]

Video: How Air Conditioning Works In Less Than Three Minutes!

How Air Conditioning Works In 3 Minutes! How exactly does A/C work? In reality, the air conditioning in your car and in your house work basically the same exact way. It's a pretty neat how A/C systems work and once you know how they work, you'll realize that it's pretty easy to adapt a Air Conditioning into any old car. Sit back for the next three minutes as Vintage Air … [Read more...]

Project Collateral Damage: Rolling Along

Collateral Damage Updates At the end of last year we posted an update with our 1970 Chevelle build dubbed "Collateral Damage." We had the Roadster Shop chassis, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Texas Speed 427 LS, American Powertrain T-56 Magnum and a host of other parts and pieces. Right now we've been working on test fitting everything together and getting the body ready to … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Staying Cool With Vintage Air

Installing Vintage Air Into A 1966 Chevelle Wagon About 20 years ago I was working at a Chevelle restoration parts warehouse, the now defunct "True-Connections." Up until that point, I had always said "I don't need A/C, just roll down the windows and go faster!" Then one ultra hot summer day I watched as a customer pulled into the parking lot in his butternut yellow '67 … [Read more...]

How Will Adding Air Conditioning Affect My Cooling System?

How Will Adding A/C Affect My Cooling System? Recently we have been working on Project Collateral Damage installing air conditioning and wanted to make sure that everything we have planned will work together trouble free. We were searching around and found this great article from Michael Harding of Champion Cooling who explained everything. With summer right around the corner … [Read more...]

VINTAGE AIR RELEASES NEW CAST FRONT RUNNER FOR LT1 AND LS ENGINES

VINTAGE AIR RELEASES NEW CAST FRONT RUNNER FOR LT1 AND LS ENGINES The Cast Front Runner for GM LT1 and LS engines provides a compact and rigid solution for front accessory drive mounting and is available in several finish combinations. SAN ANTONIO, Texas (March 11, 2020) – Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for … [Read more...]

Vintage Air Releases New Controls for ’64-66 C10 Trucks!

The new bolt-in LED-backlit control panels for the 1964–66 Chevrolet C10 is designed to operate Gen IV systems and is available in two finish options. SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2020) – Vintage Air, the leading manufacturer of complete performance air conditioning systems for classics, trucks, hot rods, and street rods, has … [Read more...]

RideTech Builds Second-Gen In 48 Hours!

The crew at RideTech has done it again. In a mere 48 hours, they take a vehicle from bone stock to a full blown track star. In the past they have built a First-Gen Camaro, Corvette, C-10 and this week a Second-Gen Camaro. https://youtu.be/hgAZhKClGnE Adding excitement to this build, they completed this build during Barrett Jackson Scottsdale. Not only is this one cool car … [Read more...]

Factory Tour: Restomod Air

Restomod Air was a must-see stop when we were on the Hot Rod Power Tour earlier this year. We first met Restomod Air a few years back at SEMA and were extremely impressed with their new approach to bringing style to the aftermarket air conditioning world. You've heard of Classic Auto Air, their parent company which offers basic off-the-shelf air conditioning kits. One day … [Read more...]