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ditto......
I would have hoped that they could have sourced some donor cars/customers in strategic geographical areas that have unique weather/ temperature.

Having cars with the install located in the northeast (Boston, Philly, NYC), southeast (Miami, Atlanta, Houston) and southwest (Arizona) would really test the system in real world situations.

I'm sure that offering the system at a significant discount for a couple of cars in these areas, they would have had huge interest and volunteers.

England's summer weather is nowhere like the summer weather here in the states....
I live in Arizona where 110-115 degrees is not unusual for summer and there's nothing like 100% humidity at or near 100 degrees in the east.


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Anyone have any further updates. Ease of install, quality of parts, and of course how does it cool.
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I'll volunteer I'm roasting away in a black '84 here in Los Angeles!
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Get in line my friend......108 degrees here tomorrow in Phoenix!
But at least its a Dry heat....LOL!


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Agreed - looking forward to an update on any installations "in the wild". Have a targa, but the idea of air-con is still a nice one - expecially for drying the air in winter / demist.
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Hi All,

Time for an update. Anyone who saw me at the LA Lit show back in March would have seen the ElectroCooler system with a rather cumbersome and heavy prototype blower unit. That blower worked great but we needed to make it lighter and ready the design for manufacturing.

A massive amount of effort has gone in to refining the blower. This involved designing the tooling for the moulded end spigots and the design of the front butterfly valve assembly, the retrofit bowden cable clamp and the electrical connector that will mate right up the original harness and so on. We want the design to be just right so that it makes the installation as easy as possible.

Anyone who has placed an order, firstly thank you! Secondly, we appreciate your patience.

Right now, we are awaiting our first parts for assembly!



We have finally put together the first draft of our installation manual which is available to download on this page (Bottom PDF link on the right hand side): Electrocooler A/C kit for 911 - Classic Retrofit

I hope the install manual covers the numerous questions we have been asked over the last few weeks.

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Wow, Very nice box, looks like it gets fresh air from the cowl too, does it also recirculate? and nice compressor too, looks similar to the Teslas!
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Anybody notice how it might double as a CIS airbox?

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Wow, Very nice box, looks like it gets fresh air from the cowl too, does it also recirculate? and nice compressor too, looks similar to the Teslas!
Fresh air is sourced from the cowl/scuttle vent and recirculated air from the rear most intakes on the side. The bottom (red) slider is repurposed to operate the recirculation function. The middle slider now controls the overall output either to screen or feet.

The compressor is essentially the same as the Tesla one, but runs on 12V.
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Anybody notice how it might double as a CIS airbox?

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Ha! Funny!

We did notice that everything seems to be in multiples of six in a 911 so we have followed the lead. Six 60mm spigots. Lots of M6 bolts, 6mm radius corners.
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That looks like a major refinement/improvement.

Is there a discount code in that install manual? ; )
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So what has our man Jonny been up to?

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^^^ Thanks for the link! I love Ruf's business philosophy and their creations.

Jonny,
Is there any progress on alternate location (i.e. left side rear fender well) for a condenser for those who has oil coolers in both front fenders? I'm patiently waiting to hear back from you on my order/request for my 930. I've signed up at your website for pre-order early this year. I understand that you have been busy!
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Out of our first batch orders, at least two installs will be trying out the rear fender location. We'll report back when these are in use.

Right now, we are entirely focused on getting the first production run shipped. These customers have been incredibly patient so we owe it to them to devote our time to this activity.

It's not been easy getting some of the parts made. Although we are building batches of 50 systems, the numbers are not sufficiently large to get priority treatment in a large factory. That's why we generally work with small machine shops but these guys tend to get overloaded with work. Lots of chasing up and making sure progress is being made.

The final parts are due next week, so then we assemble, then package, then ship. I will post pictures of the final kit parts here.

I should have more news on the Ruf visit soon!
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Has anyone that purchased the unit got some feedback from the field? Wanted to know how users like it before I pull the trigger and buy one for my 77s.


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Pretty quiet on the units sold or installed front, kind of odd.....the unit looks to be an interesting item but proof will be in how well it works in real world situations.
I posted this earlier.....my thoughts still stand.
"ditto.....I would have hoped that they could have sourced some donor cars/customers in strategic geographical areas that have unique weather/ temperature.
Having cars with the install located in the northeast (Boston, Philly, NYC), southeast (Miami, Atlanta, Houston) and southwest (Arizona) would really test the system in real world situations.
I'm sure that offering the system at a significant discount for a couple of cars in these areas, they would have had huge interest and volunteers.
England's summer weather is nowhere like the summer weather here in the states....
I live in Arizona where 110-115 degrees is not unusual for summer and there's nothing like 100% humidity at or near 100 degrees in the east"


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Has anyone that purchased the unit got some feedback from the field? Wanted to know how users like it before I pull the trigger and buy one for my 77s.


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I ordered one, they were supposed to be ready in June, then July but no word. I wanted it to be in my new rsr inspired hot rod that will be debuting in Monterey next week and was really a part of the build. Last minute had to completely redo my blower as I had not anticipated using it. I am a bit upset, and also no word in a while


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Pretty quiet on the units sold or installed front, kind of odd.....the unit looks to be an interesting item but proof will be in how well it works in real world situations.
I posted this earlier.....my thoughts still stand.
"ditto.....I would have hoped that they could have sourced some donor cars/customers in strategic geographical areas that have unique weather/ temperature.
Having cars with the install located in the northeast (Boston, Philly, NYC), southeast (Miami, Atlanta, Houston) and southwest (Arizona) would really test the system in real world situations.
I'm sure that offering the system at a significant discount for a couple of cars in these areas, they would have had huge interest and volunteers.
England's summer weather is nowhere like the summer weather here in the states....
I live in Arizona where 110-115 degrees is not unusual for summer and there's nothing like 100% humidity at or near 100 degrees in the east"



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WOW......beautiful build......sucks about the a/c
I just don't understand the lack of communication......poor or non-communication its the fastest way to promote doubt of any product!

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I ordered one, they were supposed to be ready in June, then July but no word. I wanted it to be in my new rsr inspired hot rod that will be debuting in Monterey next week and was really a part of the build. Last minute had to completely redo my blower as I had not anticipated using it. I am a bit upset, and also no word in a while








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I agree with you 100%, it's hot here in central California, are average is in the triple digits on most summer days and a few peak days of 112-115. I wouldn't mind being a tester for the unit, who better to promote the product than someone who actually has used and tested it in real world conditions.



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Pretty quiet on the units sold or installed front, kind of odd.....the unit looks to be an interesting item but proof will be in how well it works in real world situations.

I posted this earlier.....my thoughts still stand.

"ditto.....I would have hoped that they could have sourced some donor cars/customers in strategic geographical areas that have unique weather/ temperature.

Having cars with the install located in the northeast (Boston, Philly, NYC), southeast (Miami, Atlanta, Houston) and southwest (Arizona) would really test the system in real world situations.

I'm sure that offering the system at a significant discount for a couple of cars in these areas, they would have had huge interest and volunteers.

England's summer weather is nowhere like the summer weather here in the states....

I live in Arizona where 110-115 degrees is not unusual for summer and there's nothing like 100% humidity at or near 100 degrees in the east"





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