Cutlass to Monte Carlo A/C swap

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Kelly McEnaney

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Apr 30, 2020
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Hello, Can anyone tell me if I could use a donor 85 cutlass to get all the parts to put A/C in my 86 Monte Carlo ?
Thx.
 
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If your Cutlass has a small block Chevy in it then yes. If your Cutlass has an Olds 307 in it then no. The only thing you can use is the compressor..

Chevys have the AC on the drivers side
Olds on the passenger side
 
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Kelly McEnaney

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Thanks for the quick reply !. Yes , from the pictures I've seen the cutlass A/C is on the drivers side.
I would also need to use the heater / A/C box , the duct work and controls.

Will these items fit ?

My Monte SS is bone stock . Over the years, I managed to find the passenger side duct work A/C face plate to match my car.

I see from pictures that the ctrls are graphically different in appearance, hoping I can just swap some knobs over. ?

Thx
Kelly
 
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Thanks for the quick reply !. Yes , from the pictures I've seen the cutlass A/C is on the drivers side.
I would also need to use the heater / A/C box , the duct work and controls.

Will these items fit ?

My Monte SS is bone stock . Over the years, I managed to find the passenger side duct work A/C face plate to match my car.

I see from pictures that the ctrls are graphically different in appearance, hoping I can just swap some knobs over. ?

Thx
Kelly
Heater-A/C box will be usable, under/behind dash ducts & parts comming off the box have to be Chevy specific. Control panel should work as with the vacuum lines & wire harness.
 
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The ducts behind the dash are slightly different too

Controls and box will work
 
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If you have a pic of the Cutlass engine bay that would help too
 
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Kelly McEnaney

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Apr 30, 2020
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Thanks for the help, Just wanting to confirm, before I buy the wrong donor car.

Here is a pic of the cutlass that I was sent.

I confident in performing this swap, I just wanted to make sure that the parts are interchangeable .

Am I to assume that everything from the fire wall out, as well as the hole in the firewall will be the same as my 86 M/C SS ?

Also that the air bx that passes through the fire wall and the controls will be the same to, but the ducting from the air bx to the grills will need to be modified ?

Kelly
 

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Looks like a Chevy engine. Should bolt right on.
Make sure you take everything.
 
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Your Monte SS is factory no AC?

Canada?
 
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Kelly McEnaney

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Yes, Canada . Factory no A/C.

Why do you ask ?
 
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