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Old 11-22-2014, 12:44 PM   #15
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Well, now. . . . That's high praise indeed! And sound advice, too. I'll have to re-think my strategy next spring. Hornets be damned!

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Old 11-22-2014, 03:10 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by youngpeck View Post
The Armstrong on my '76 works like new. I will be cleaning, straightening, de-hornet-nesting, and, yes, keeping the shroud, which is a little worse for wear, but looks like it will be fine. I kind of like the "battle-tested" look.
There is a real problem with the old brittle Armstrong AC covers.

They indeed have had a great life, but when they are 'done" the plastic is very brittle.

Keep in mind that when traveling at 60 MPH, there is a large wind force hitting that shroud. There have been reports of a part of the old shroud flying off and causing damage to another vehicle.

That makes a liability case from the get go.

Attorney's today, look for any excuse, so they can sue someone.

Could that happen from a piece of the shroud flying off?

Sure can and does, not often, not impossible.

And the worst thing, those pieces can fly off without the driver ever being aware of it, until later.


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Old 11-22-2014, 09:49 PM   #17
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Yes, all good arguments for replacement. I'll look forward to a new shroud in the spring. I love the Armstrong AC itself!
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:25 PM   #18
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OK, my first post on

I just bought a 1971 Sovereign. As far as I can see so far, every appliance is original. This AS was parked in a palm tree field for a long time.

I'm starting to bring all the systems back to life. The tag on the AC says it's a TR21-1. I haven't tried to start it yet because I'm missing the plastic cover on the inside. I'm probably missing knobs too but I don't know what it's supposed to look like so I'm not sure.

Anyone have an idea where I can get the interior cover?

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Old 12-10-2014, 09:08 PM   #19
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Everyone seems to agree

My old AC works fine. It's a little loud and a little too cold.
But I have been kind of waiting to hear about a new AC design that will work off of a 20 amp service……...…like the AC units in my house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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