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Late AC Removal. (how far can you go)

I hear the ac system in the early 944, was separate, and thus could be completely removed. What can you do a late model?

Having a completely discharged R12 system, and living in Western Canada where the climate is pretty mild, I want to get rid of the clutter.

IS removing the AC lines from the firewall forward all I can do? And I guess cap the holes. Hmmm.... those lines look to be a pain to get out, but at least this will make access to the clutch master cylinder easier.
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I for got to mention, but it should obviously be assumed that...
compressor,
receiver dryer,
condenser.
will be removed
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If im not mistaken, the lines aft of the firewall run into a heat exchanger of sorts which is mounted in the housing that holds the valves to control air flow. You could remove that unit but then you would lose your heat which would not be good. The compressor and stuff forward of the fire wall makes up the bulk of the wight and thus the performance you will gain will come from removing that stuff more than what lies behind the fire wall.

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AC Removal

You can remove everything from the engine bay, i.e. compressor, dryer, lines, etc. Also the condensor from the front of the engine, and lastly if you don't mind a little work the evaporator from the interior compartment.

The evaporator is separate from the heater core so you can still retain heat.

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Thanks.

I found a diagram and did same labeling.

Should probably hold off on removing the dash....
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Crap.... I got them backwards.

Here we go...
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I understand removing either heater core or evaporator involves completely disassembling the interior. Dash, console, etc.
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I removed my blower the other day to tend to some stuff on it and it looked as if you could get to most of it form there. Its not terribly difficult to remove the console etc. just lots of little screws. Its a solid weekend job and you must keep track of all the little screws.


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What if you drive somewhere hot!? Keep your A/C lol
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R12 is banned in Canada, so I can't recharge it.
The nearly 30 year old system probably leaks like a sieve.
R134 conversion is pricy.
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