I did not remove the AC this car never had it. I bought the car from a man in Washington State and had it brought across the country on a car hauler to Florida. I guess they didn't need the air. I may go with some after market air in the future. After all this is a hearse not a drag racer. I'm just looking for a few bolt on improvemnts like intake, headers, and maybe duals without getting into the "guts" of the engine.