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Please, very frustrated. Need help

Stryped on Sat June 08, 2013 8:59 PM User is offline

Year: 1990
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang

I am so frustrated. I have a 1990 mustang with factory air.Last year, I attempted to retrofit the car. However, the receiver drier I purchased would not attach to the compressor manifold/blocks. Inside the low pressure block was some sort of clip or something that kept the hose that is part of the receiver/dryer from going all the way in. I tried to pry it out and basically ruined the block. This year I attempted to do this again and paid 80 bucks for a used compressor off of ebay just to get the blocks because I could not fin them anywhere. And those have this clip or whatever it is too.

I thought maybe autozone gave me the wrong receiver/dryer so I had them order another one and it is exactly like the old one. All I want is to fix this thing so I can drive it once in awhile to keep from putting a lot of miles on my new truck but it seems everything is working against me.

Here are some pictures of what I am talking about:

Has anyone out there ran into this or can anyone help me?

mazda626awd on Sat June 08, 2013 9:48 PM User is offline

Stryed, I hear you and can relate. I work on a lot of old cars and often find this problem with unusable replacement parts. It takes persistence and some outside the box research. And sometimes you still can't get anywhere. I tried to view your pictures, but couldn't open them. I can't help you but know the frustration well.

WyrTwister on Sun June 09, 2013 7:28 AM User is offlineView users profile

Did you lube everything up well ?

Can you get the " slip nut " started ? If so , it may force it together ?

Probably not the best practice , but perhaps a measure of last resort ?

How hard was it to originally get it apart ?

God bless

Edited: Sun June 09, 2013 at 7:29 AM by WyrTwister

94RX-7 on Sun June 09, 2013 10:31 AM User is offline


Some listings include the hose, some listings have it where you crimp your own hose on the accumulator. It appears that Ford was changing hose ends a lot and the aftermarket doesn't want to screw with it.

If you still have your old accumulator, I'd suggest you order a new crimp-your-own-hose version, take the old one and the new one to a hydraulics or A/C shop, and have them cut the old hose end off the old accumulator, then crimp it all onto the new accumulator with new hose. Then you know it'll fit.

Stryped on Sun June 09, 2013 1:38 PM User is offline

Problem is I don't have the old one.

TRB on Sun June 09, 2013 4:44 PM User is offlineView users profile


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Edited: Sun June 09, 2013 at 4:45 PM by TRB

94RX-7 on Sun June 09, 2013 7:35 PM User is offline

Originally posted by: Stryped
Problem is I don't have the old one.

Time to head to the junkyard. Get an accumulator off a junkyard car and re-use that hose end?

I guess your other option would be to scrounge around and look for suction manifolds that might fit. I'm 98% sure the FS-6 compressor is a close relative of the Nippondenso 10P series. The manifolds look very similar, and may be swappable between the two. Look for fairly high end Japanese stuff from the 80s....Toyotas being the most likely to host such. I suspect you fan find a suction manifold with a standard o-ring hose fitting, and you can have hose and a standard fitting crimped on the hose-less drier.

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