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Metric barrier hose?

ScotY on Fri September 11, 2009 5:37 PM User is offlineView users profile

I am in the planning stages of an engine swap and the new engine has a compressor that has special metal fittings on it so the only way I can adapt it to my a/c system is to splice the hose. I guess I could braze/weld the aluminum portion of the special fittings, but splicing the hose is much easier for me. I have the proper crimp tool for barrier hose. The hoses in question have the following dimensions:

suction hose 9/16" ID and 29/32" OD
discharge hose 15/32" ID and 29/32" OD

My a/c system (it is an AMA kit) has #8 and #10 hose so I need to adapt to this. Can I use a #8 and #10 hose splicer with these two hoses? I test fit them and one fits pretty nicely, the other is a little loose, i.e. I think I would have to overcrimp it to get enough clamping force. Or is there a better way to go about this?

Thanks, Scot

ScotY on Tue September 15, 2009 3:30 AM User is offlineView users profile

Okay, I figured this out all on my own! The suction hose didn't fit a #10 fitting very well but, since this is the low side, I'm assuming the crimp will hold. If not, I'll use a hose clamp, maybe two hose clamps back to back. It's only 30 psi or so, so it should be fine, right?

Anyone know where you can find SMALL T-bolt clamps? I want one that can clamp down to about 1" in diameter.

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