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Old August 16th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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Cool Interior Cooling Help!

Hello, I have a 1983 Land rover 110 with a 3.5l engine. What may sound like stats is actually the reason for not having AC. I have looked far and wide to find an affordable AC kit for the 3.5l v8 but they just dont seem to make them. Can anyone please let me know if you have found a kit or another way to cool the car during the hot days. As I live in humid and hot florida, that is pretty much 365 days a year. Another solution may be fans. As I am not that popular I dont have many of them. In all seriousness (Liam Neeson serious), does anyone have any recommendations for an interior cooling fan. I have looked at a few but I am mainly looking for heater/cooling fans. Thanks!
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Old August 16th, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Check out Wolf's RHD AC install for inspiration.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...t.php?p=363454
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Old August 16th, 2014, 05:55 PM
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Old August 16th, 2014, 06:17 PM
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Have you looked into a generic aftermarket system like you can get from Nostalgic Air?

http://nostalgicac.com/complete-ac-kits.html
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Old August 17th, 2014, 01:06 PM
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We use these on our boat and they move a lot of air for small fans.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/hella-...12_361_002_503

and here are a bunch more 12v Marine fans.

http://www.defender.com/category.jsp...880&id=2290148
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Old August 18th, 2014, 12:40 AM
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window tint and roof insulation made a huge difference in mine
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Old August 18th, 2014, 07:04 AM
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Have you looked into a generic aftermarket system like you can get from Nostalgic Air?

http://nostalgicac.com/complete-ac-kits.html
Which one do you get? Anyone installed one that can comment on the ability of the system to cool an entire 110?
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Old August 18th, 2014, 11:03 AM
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I don't know about the nostalgic ac but i have a stock defender set up in my 110 with a drop curtain behind the rear seats and a 12V fan sitting in front of my kid just in case. It works great. We both are always comfortable even when it's 100F out. Works great in the winter too. I did put dynamat over the drivers roof and have a full length roof rack which helps keep the sun off.
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Old August 18th, 2014, 11:26 AM
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You may wish to consider adding a rear A/C unit in addition to the dash one. It just tees off the same high and low pressure lines as the front and you run blower fan from same switch or make independent. A small universal evaporator and fan is all you need in addition to the extra flex hose. Oh and a pretty box to hide it.
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window tint and roof insulation made a huge difference in mine
which tint did you use if you don't mind me asking.
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which tint did you use if you don't mind me asking.
I used legal from front doors (30% I think), about 50% for middle row and limo for rear and safari door. I wanted dark as possible for rear cargo area since I'm configured for overlanding so I wanted the security of not being able to see back there. in hind sight, about 50% is good enough for security. The darker you go, the more reflection you get from oncoming headlights at night, and the more difficult it is to reverse in low light/darkness.

I added a backup camera though. Since then, I don't even look back for anything anymore. I'm thinking of putting a RN coveted mug rack over the rear safari door glass.
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The darker you go, the more reflection you get from oncoming headlights at night,

Depends on the film used


I have a truck with 10% all the way around and 32% on the full windshield and it is amazing how cool it is inside after sitting on a summer day. Driving is like wearing sunglasses in the daytime, at night headlight glare isn't a problem at all... backing up in the dark is a bitch but it is a pickup with a bedcover so I couldn't see anything anyhow. I have one backup cam on it now and it solves that. Makes backing up to the car trailer a lot easier too.
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