You can’t be cool without control

To be cool you have to be calm and unruffled … in other words, in control. Just ask the Fonz. A car is the same way. Having all the air conditioning capacity in the world does you no good if you can’t control it.

There are still some plumbing to be done on the Mach 1, but while waiting on parts to arrive, I started working on the control panel for the new heating and air conditioning system.

The first order of business was to clean and paint the face plate. A squirt of a degreasing cleaner, a little elbow grease, and the panel was ready to be painted. You can see the painted face plate drying in the third picture.

The fourth picture shows the control levers all taped up and painted silver so they will look as nice as the face plate they go into.

The final photo shows the control unit assembled with the new new Vintage Air appliqué in place and all the gizmos that allows this original control panel to control the modern climate control system attached.

As soon as the shiny new control knobs arrive this control unit will be ready to take on the task of keeping this Mustang … cool.

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Posted on August 16, 2011, in 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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