[Es2] ES2 conversion - AAN in '90 CQ AC using serp belt setup ?

John Cody Forbes cody at 5000tq.com
Fri Feb 13 17:54:08 PST 2009

You are likely going to have to shop for something for another vehicle. A 
radiator is a fairly simply device that has rows that all flow in and out 
latterally and just need some sort of 'tank' put on the ends with holes for 
hoses to attach to (you knew that). The A/C condensor on the other hand is 
one flat 20ish foot long 'tube' that is bent back and forth to make the 
desired shape - production requires special tooling that costs alot of 

Look arround at aftermarket A/C systems for vintage cars. The condensor used 
on A/C converted 914's is tiny - maybe 1.5ft x 2ft - and I would bet that 
many many applications use simmilar stuff. No matter what the fittings are 
they can be adapted. Hell I just remembered I think we have a 914 condensor 
laying arround somewhere. If I can find it I'll measure it up, if it fits 
it's yours.

-Cody Forbes

Ben Swann wrote:
> Does anyuone know of similar fabrication place for doing a custom AC
> condenser/radiator?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenneth Keith [mailto:auditude at gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:59 PM
> To: Ben Swann
> Cc: Mark J. Besso; es2 at audifans.com; quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [Es2] ES2 conversion - AAN in '90 CQ AC using serp belt
> setup ?
> Ben,
> This is one of the places that does that type of thing:
> http://www.rondavisradiators.com/custom.htm
> I got an 034 aluminum radiator and it was made by Ron Davis.
> Cheers,
> Kenneth
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 2:17 PM, Ben Swann <benswann at verizon.net>
> wrote:
>> I like the serp. belt layout - looks good and leaves plenty of room
>> on the turbo side. the problem is that the mounting bracket sticks
>> too far out from the
>> block and also the AC lines will likely interfer and I think it is
>> tight for the alternator connection as well.
>> The only alternative I can see to retain the serp. configuration is
>> to
>> have a narrow radiator fabricated and narrow AC condensor.  I can
>> always run an aux radiator.
>> Is there a company that can fabricate  custom radiator based on given
>> dimensions and hose locations.  Same with AC condensor?
>> Ben
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