By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine
Not too long ago a gent walked up to the Action Air sales counter at Omega Environmental Technologies in Dallas, TX and wanted a shaft seal kit for one of these.
Gary Wrench, VP for International Sales at MACS-member Omega Environmental Technologies, reports that the customer swore the compressor still pumped well and simply needed a seal kit.
When the counter staff asked the obvious question – “What’s it for?” – they may not have been expecting the answer they got: a 1957 Nash Ambassador Custom. With A/C mind you, and that was a really big deal back then.
Nash was a big name on its own before it was purchased by American Motors, a company later swallowed up by Chrysler. But regardless of the name it’s a sure bet the car’s not in the catalogs any more— that was the ultimate problem.
Gary tells us, “Unfortunately, we could not come up with a shaft seal kit for it. I spoke with MACS member Old Air Products in Ft. Worth who has a lot of replacement parts for older A/C systems. But they did not have the seal kit for this one. The customer said he is going to clean the compressor up and put it in his showroom.”
So, maybe we have no ending to the story yet as the customer has not yet decided to put a conversion bracket on the engine to accommodate a newer style Sanden or Seltec compressor.”
Not the perfect outcome, but understandable. We say: bless the old cars and the people that keep them running.
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