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Vintage Frigidaire A/C
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Post# 676277   4/29/2013 at 17:47 (4,003 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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a real old model for sale.......just whats needed for that vintage look in your window.....and probably blows colder than todays units...

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Yogitunes's LINK on Delaware Craigslist





Post# 676278 , Reply# 1   4/29/2013 at 17:57 (4,003 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Oh, lordy! Philr is looking for one of these! Thanks for posting this Martin!

Post# 676285 , Reply# 2   4/29/2013 at 18:25 (4,003 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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another older monster Fedders unit....he's not sure the BTU, but these models were around 10,000 and up....very powerful....and only 20.00

CLICK HERE TO GO TO Yogitunes's LINK on Lancaster Craigslist


Post# 676344 , Reply# 3   4/30/2013 at 00:12 (4,003 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Oh, I want the small Frigidaire!

I've contacted the seller to ask if it could be shipped to Vermont! Is it far from you Martin? If it's close, I could send you money so you could grab it for me!





This post was last edited 04/30/2013 at 00:34
Post# 676599 , Reply# 4   5/1/2013 at 02:54 (4,002 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

My parents had a Frigidaire a/c unit in their bedroom just like that in Turquoise. But I seem to remember that the control knobs were all the way to the left and the rest was that grid material with four directional "squares".

They had their's 1964-77 or so. It was a 6,000BT unit. And yes, it put out very cold air. I remember that I used to wax the case when it was brought out from storage in the spring and before it was put in their bedroom window each year. So it never had any rust issues at all.

Besides putting out plenty of cold air I do remember the unit being noisy. Especially when the thermostat kicked on and off again. But they never had any trouble with it at all, very reliable. They only got rid of it when they had central a/c installed in the house and they gave it away to a neighbor who used it for some years afterwards. And don't let it's size fool you, this is one heavy unit!


Post# 676627 , Reply# 5   5/1/2013 at 09:10 (4,002 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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Phil - I hope you're able to score that Frigidaire!  Such a cool A/C unit.  The '69 wall unit I had finally bit the dust a few years ago.  So sad....

 

Ben


Post# 676696 , Reply# 6   5/1/2013 at 17:23 (4,001 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Martin should get it for me!

Post# 676816 , Reply# 7   5/2/2013 at 12:09 (4,001 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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OK.....just got back...and Phil wanted some pics.....and thought I would share his treasure with everyone...this is a unique unit....

Frigidaire
Model AE-8ML
Serial 16Y59814
7800 BTU

and its quick to cool.....BURRRRR!


Post# 676817 , Reply# 8   5/2/2013 at 12:10 (4,001 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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interesting controls....the vent is built in with selections(does anyone ever use this feature?)....basically two speeds

Post# 676818 , Reply# 9   5/2/2013 at 12:12 (4,001 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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backwards venting.....it pumps airflow out the front grill...and this panel is spring loaded to pull and turn....otherwise the airflow is upward

Post# 676819 , Reply# 10   5/2/2013 at 12:13 (4,001 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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and pulls air in from the top and right hand side....

Post# 676820 , Reply# 11   5/2/2013 at 12:14 (4,001 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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top access grill in place.....

Post# 676821 , Reply# 12   5/2/2013 at 12:15 (4,001 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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cage cover and model plate

Post# 676824 , Reply# 13   5/2/2013 at 12:20 (4,001 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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backside.........

otherwise a little cleanup inside and out, and this will still outcool and outrun anything sold today.....

so I am just holding this for ransome, I mean storage until Phil can get here to pry it out of my window.....lol


Post# 676838 , Reply# 14   5/2/2013 at 13:58 (4,001 days old) by turquoisedude (.)        

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Oh wow, I bet Phil is doing the 'happy dance'.... I'll get to see this one installed at some point, too!!

Post# 676845 , Reply# 15   5/2/2013 at 14:44 (4,001 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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OH! THANKS MARTIN!


Post# 676847 , Reply# 16   5/2/2013 at 14:52 (4,001 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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It's a 1967 model, it doesn't look like any Canadian 1967 models I have in my documents. I guess the Canadian equivalent would be the QO78L.

 

I just found that I had the Tech Talk for the 1967 US models too!

 

Here it is:

 

 




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Post# 681883 , Reply# 17   5/31/2013 at 22:45 (3,971 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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I finally installed the A/C Martin got me and it works great!

IMG-20130530-03308

And another one

1971 Frigidaire air conditioner

And one of my contacts on Flickr got the Fedders A/C unit that Martin posted in this thread.



CLICK HERE TO GO TO PhilR's LINK


Post# 681884 , Reply# 18   5/31/2013 at 22:51 (3,971 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

How quiet does it operate? I know it puts out a ton of cold air.

Post# 681897 , Reply# 19   6/1/2013 at 06:44 (3,971 days old) by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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Thanks for the installed pics Phil, I was wondering how you made out with your windows....they all look great

your having such great luck with finding vintage machines lately, the stars must really be aligned for you or ou have good karma....may have to rub your belly for some of that good luck...lol

can't believe that Fedders is only 4000btu.....most of that size were always larger

give me mechanical controls anyday!


Post# 682426 , Reply# 20   6/4/2013 at 18:02 (3,967 days old) by kimball455 (Cape May, NJ)        

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Had that exact Frigidaire for years. It was a 6000 btu model. It finally rusted apart and was about 20 years old when that happened. Got rid of all of the window units and installed mini splits a few years ago.
Harry



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