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Old 11-09-2003, 02:01 PM   #1
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1971 excella500 armstrong AC

I recently purchased a 1971 Airstream Excella 500. The Armstrong A/C unit works. I do need to replace the compressor. I am hoping to find a Compressor for the unit that is original or contact the company to see what would be a satisfactory replacement for the compressor.

I would like to keep the system a original as possible. Everyone I have talked to says to keep the Armstrong unit if at all posible.

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Old 11-09-2003, 02:59 PM   #2
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here is a link that may help.

a member here did a one for one replacement using a compressor from tpc. with success.

i can't for the life of me remember who it was!

hopefully they will chime in!


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Old 11-09-2003, 03:15 PM   #3
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Maybe I am missing something. If it works then why do you need to replace the compressor?

Maybe you should check the control wiring, contactors and the capacitors first.

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