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    Administrator Sulley's Avatar
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    Manta Heat and A/C

    Is anyone aware of a good compact solution if we wanted a heat and air system in a Manta Mirage?

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    I know this is an old post but if anyone needs info about a heat or a/c system for their Mirage I can send pics and info on the system Manta installed when they built my Mirage.

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    Vintage Air makes great compact hot rod units that will fit.

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    I would love to see some pictures I'm starting on my a/c now racecoat@gmail.com

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    Opinion: space is going to be the biggest issue though. My observations have been that the Vintage units are built for....vintage cars, and/or projects that actually have a usable amount of space under the dash for such. The Manta products will require some really creative thoughts in order to fit them "somewhere" usable. Heck, I barely was able to put the EPAS system in mine, even after modifying the unit (by no small amount) to fit under the dash, and over the legs.
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    I ordered an evaporator that is compact but I now have to figure out where to put it. I'm using an eletric compressor so I don't have to have anything run back to the engine.

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    I have a POTENTIAL solution, although I have not looked at it in detail: The system in a Fiat 500.

    From what I have read (I own a Fiat 500 Abarth - GREAT car!!!) Fiat does something unique with their A/C units to preserve space: they turn the condenser sideways. I remember after Fiat Chrysler presented the Dart several years ago, they said they followed the same design for that car, because it saved space.

    Small car, but the A/C is very effective. And the switchgear is EXACTLY the same stuff VW and Mercedes have used for years, extremely reliable.

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