Engine Size: 350
Refrigerant Type: 134
Country of Origin: United States
Question; I have a 1956 Chevy that I'm changing out the routing of the condenser tubing. The tubing has what i think is called a o-ring or bead lock tubing on it and I cannot find a tool that will make theses type tubing flares. I can find some different length tubs with the o-ring all ready on tube but don't want this application. I want to make custom length tubes.
Any help I appreciate it
I think you need to bring that vehicle to me and I'll make sure it gets done in about a year or two. :-) email Tim at Ackits they can make any hose ass'y you will need.
I thought stuff that old would be simple 45 degree metal on metal flare connections.
Doug haha I bet you would like to have it for a couple years. I just purchased it and it was restored in 2002 so I just want to change some things like the tubing, it was not installed to my liking. So finding a company that can custom bend tubing to connect to the condenser and drier is not easy to find. The condenser has the tube lock ends. I contacted the vintage Air MFG and they can make them but will need to send them a templet of tubes. So I guess that's what I'll do.
I was removing the compressor last night and the fitting to he low pressure side the fitting gulled and destroyed the compressor housing, always a new surprise working on theses older cars.
350 is not the stock engine size, 265 is more like it when I recall this Chevy was brand new.
Now I am racking my old brain as to whether this car even came out with stock AC, if they did, back then would double the price of the car, they were quite rare back then.
Just asking, is this a stock system? Much preferred the Buick and Caddy engine of this era, machined combustion chambers, these Chevy blocks were crude. Just ground enough off the flashing off so the crankshaft wouldn't hit it.
The Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors may be credited with developing the first efficient, affordable unit that could be made in mass production. It was available as an option on all 1954 Pontiacs with V8s. It featured a two-cylinder reciprocating compressor, and an all-brazed condenser. It also used a magnetic clutch, so when it was not in use, no power was needed to drive the compressor, which improved performance and fuel economy.
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