Boy, this thing just keeps getting better! After studying up on piccolo vs parallel, I looked at my 87 Chevy truck that I put a LS in 2011. At that time I changed to Sanyo compressor and replaced receiver/dryerand changed to R134. Still has the original piccolo style condenser and I noticed no difference in cooling. So, I'm going to reuse the condenser that was in the Cutlass. The worst that can happen is I have to change it later. It wasn't damaged, I thought might as well upgrade while the car was dismantled. That was when a replacement was $115 and plentiful. Thanks for all the help.Yup,
just went through the whole process that your going through now.
I needed a spectra 7-3232 for my camino, but as I found out, the $120 something spectra was nowhere to be found...., Anywhere!
I called spectra out of Montreal, and they confirmed that they had discontinued that model and a few others.
So after an exhaustive search, I found someone that will build what I need..., a new condenser.
Here are the catches though...,
1) $300 + shipping
2) custom order, small shop build.
3) 4 to 8 weeks lead time..., maybe longer. They are Really backed up!
4) it's parallel flow.
5) Did not commit to a discount after offering to by five from him. ( In case any one else was interested in replacing their condenser) Let me know, if so, i'll try and push him on a bulk purchase if worth it, and if he will do it.
6) Have my order in now, been 2 weeks so far.
So we will see. Won't have A/C this year it looks like but maybe next spring I can at least have it in by then.
You can put your own order in here......