Later cars came with parallel flow condensers. Has anyone installed that in early car? Or I’ll be the first?
I am pretty sure Ed Sowell upgraded his car. My upgrade to a parallel flow condenser is on my website. http://bernardembden.com/xjs/pcond/index.htm
Yes, I used one as well. Make sure the one you choose does not have a orifice tube inside (can be removed).
I added a trans cooler at the same time.
I’m talking about the one that was used in XJS with 4.0l engines:
Part number MHD7390BA
Lower mounting will have to be modified, but apart from that looks like should be a direct fit.
will this cause more heat for the engine
Will see… At least A/C system should be more efficient then with serpentine type condenser.
How many choices are there for parallel flow R-134a condensers? It sounds like at least three: One for the V12, one for the 4.0, and aftermarket. Can anyone provide enlightenment on these options? Why would one choose one over another?
Yes, I did the retrofit using an aftermarket parallel flow condenser. Writeup is at my website.
Modified condenser ready to go in:
Had to make new lower mounting brackets and hose connector was different then on serpentine condenser. Local AC repair shop just soldered on new correct fitting with a peace of tube:
Very nice “à la John John style” job !