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Fittings - what type?

little_e on Thu February 05, 2004 3:26 PM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 1983
Make: Ford (Germany)
Model: Granada
Engine Size: 2,8i V6
Refrigerant Type: R12 -> R134a
Country of Origin: Norway

I'm in the process of converting my ac-system from R12 to R134a, and I'm replacing the drier, condenser and the compressor (old one's faulty). I'm going to use a parallel flow-type condenser, with a universal drier since the original one is no longer available.

Here in Norway, fittings for AC-systems are hard to come by, so I thought I'd buy them from the US.
The fittings are of the standard female and male insert o-ring type, but what seems not to be standard is the size of the fittings.
It may be so that I'm measuring them in a wrong way, but I can't get my measurements to line up with the measurements of #6/8/10/12-fittings I found on the net (ACSource.com for instance).

I went to the local hardwareshop and asked them if they could tell me a bit about the size of the threads. They only told me that they were threads used in hydraulics, and not the UNF-size often seen on condensers and so on.

Are my fittings of some old standard? The car is 21 years old, and the same ac-system was used on this car from 1978 to 1985. Am I just measuring the fittings the wrong way?

I'd be happy for any help I can get with this problem, as I simply refuse facing another summer without air conditioning.

Best regards,

Dag Bøsterud
Norway

Chick on Thu February 05, 2004 3:32 PM User is offlineView users profile

Not to sure what you mean, but in the US, we have to change the fittings when retrofitting a car. meaning using R134a fittings that screw over the old R12 fittings. Here is a link to Acklits.com's page on fittings.. Retro page I'm not sure, but you may have both low and high side fittings the same size. If one is smaller, it is the high side..Either way, Ackits has them.. You can e-mail the guys ther at Info e-mail and I'm sure they'll be gald to help you..Although I don't know about shipping to Norway...

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little_e on Thu February 05, 2004 6:04 PM User is offlineView users profile

I was actually thinking more of the type of fittings that you crimp to a hose, like a beadlock fitting... If it's not the usual #6/8/10/12, what is it?


/Dag Bøsterud
Norway

TRB on Thu February 05, 2004 6:09 PM User is offlineView users profile

Not sure if this will help clear things but we will be glad to give it a shot. We do not ship outside the US will offer any info we can.




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Edited: Thu February 05, 2004 at 6:11 PM by TRB

little_e on Thu February 05, 2004 7:21 PM User is offlineView users profile

These are all the fittings you've got? Can you provide me with some measurements? Where do I measure a fitting to find its size?

/Dag Bøsterud
Norway

TRB on Thu February 05, 2004 8:54 PM User is offlineView users profile

That's just one page of many! When I get back to the office Friday I look through the different catalogs and see if any show measuring points. But I have never seen any fittings other than the #6, #8, #10, #12 and the different metric fittings.

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little_e on Fri February 06, 2004 6:27 AM User is offlineView users profile

It was mostly female and male insert o-ring fittings in inches and the metric type I wanted measurements for. Some guy told me that the thread of my fittings are BSP (British Standard Pipe), could that give you a hint as to what fitting I have?

/Dag Bøsterud
Norway

Cussboy on Fri February 06, 2004 4:21 PM User is offline

Dag - seriously, does it really get hot enough in Norway to warrant repairing or having an air conditioning system ?

Karl Hofmann on Fri February 06, 2004 4:44 PM User is offlineView users profile

Dag,

If you can find a Norwegian Hella agent then perhaps they can help you though parts for the 2.8 Granada are pretty rare, but a Hella air conditioning parts catalogue is handy to have.

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little_e on Fri February 06, 2004 7:58 PM User is offlineView users profile

Why does everyone believe that Norway is such a cold country? Allright, we have cold winters, but not exceptionally cold.
And the summers are warm, but not exceptionally warm. Of course it makes sense to have and repair the AC-system of my car.
Try driving at summer time when it's 30 C (85-86 F) in the shadow, even warmer in the sun. I won't.

/Dag Bøsterud
Norway

TRB on Fri February 06, 2004 8:02 PM User is offlineView users profile

I'm sorry Dag I got involved with a few other things today and did not look through the fitting catalogs. I did look at the ATCO catalog on my desk first thing but it just listed the size not where each measurement was taken.

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little_e on Sat February 07, 2004 2:10 AM User is offlineView users profile

Omfg... thanks anyway.

Are metric-type fittings common?

/Dag Bøsterud
Norway

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