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Old September 8th, 2016, 02:29 PM
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Adding A/C to 84 Ninety 2.5 Petrol - How much loss of power?

Looking to add A/C to my 1984 Ninety 2.5 gasoline powered engine. Can anyone fill me in on how much power I should expect to lose? Am I going to feel like I'm driving a golf cart after the install?

Appreciate any insight you can share.
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Old September 8th, 2016, 02:32 PM
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Ive heard an a/c compressor robs you of approx 3-5hp...so in the case of a 2.5 approx 10% of your available hp
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Old September 8th, 2016, 02:45 PM
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Ive heard an a/c compressor robs you of approx 3-5hp...so in the case of a 2.5 approx 10% of your available hp
Literally lol.
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What AC setup/kit did you have in mind, or have you gotten that far?
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Old September 8th, 2016, 03:23 PM
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I haven't gotten that far. I've read about Elite or one from Rovers North. Any suggestions?
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Amish buggies and hansom cabs will be passing you. You need to think re-engine before you think A/C. Just my 2 cents.
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Old September 8th, 2016, 03:49 PM
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Amish buggies and hansom cabs will be passing you. You need to think re-engine before you think A/C. Just my 2 cents.
I had a feeling that was the case. Maybe I'll just continue to sweat.
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