Engine Size: 283
Refrigerant Type: ??
I am Restoring this car, It is a driver, not a show car, I want it to be original, but if there is a compelling reason to change the compressor and refrigerant, I will.
My old A-6 compressor is a ball of rust.
One shop recommends a sandeen conversion kit, R-134, and adding a switch to cycle the compressor.
advantage: cheaper, quieter, works better, much less horse power to run, says A-6 is 10-15 HP drain.
another shop recommends a new A-6, stay with R-12 and use the POA valve, with no cycling switch.
advantage: more reliable, simpler, works better, r-134 corrodes evaporators,
Is one right and the other wrong, or is this something that A./C professionals just can't agree on?
New aluminum body A6 with R12 is what I would suggest. We can hook you up with the compressor as we have sold a few already with no complaints.
Is there any special advantage to the aluminum A-6? Is it much lighter, maybe prettier?
Does it have all the exact same mounting points as the old steel one? So it can bolt right in?
Any reason Not to use the old black steel style? My engine is not dressed up, so that's not an issue.
Why do you recommend staying with the R-12? Is it true that it will work better, and the R-134 can be corrosive?
Assuming I stay with r12, is my original style condenser adequate?
The one I have right now looks very corroded on the outside, so even if it could be flushed and pressure tested, I believe I want to change it anyway. Is this a part that should be upgraded, or is the OEM style fine as long as nothing else changed in the system?
Hoses are not an issue one way or the other, I need all new anyway. Is there any harm in using the barrier hose, is it compatible with R12 and the old lubricant?
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