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by B52bombardier1
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: How are everyone couping with the virus scare?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: How are everyone couping with the virus scare?

Hello Tim, Yes, it is good for you to be careful. For my wife and I, we are well stocked on food, etc but I think she will soon get an extreme case of boredom. For me, I keep the boredom away working on my 70 El Camino and being an amateur radio operator. The high frequency radio bands are hopping w...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion

I would get a set of gauges, a can of refrigerant with oil, maybe with a little dye and top it off. If it is a slow leak and if your compressor can still develop good pressure, I'd run it for at least the upcoming summer season and see what happens. The leak check dye in the can can tell you where t...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Ford fiesta india 2014 a.c confusion

You asked: "Why does the company say it will fail and need replacement"? Answer: Because they want your money to replace the parts.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2007 Forenza V5 ? compressor change
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: 2007 Forenza V5 ? compressor change

That noise could simply be compressor clutch chatter which would simply your repair efforts. No need to bleed down the system. No need for oil and much less cost than doing an entire compressor.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Procedures, Tips and FAQ.
Topic: 2005 Mustang sat for 4 years - A/C is system is empty
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: 2005 Mustang sat for 4 years - A/C is system is empty

Hello, My guess is that an o-ring seal dried out from sitting so long. The compressor oil tends to separate from the refrigerant after a while thus allowing the o-ring to leak. So don't be surprised to find a leaky o-ring. You might try adding a can of refrigerant with oil mixed in already to see if...
by B52bombardier1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Classic car ac help
Replies: 3
Views: 2514

Re: Classic car ac help

Hello, I'm happy with the Classic Auto Air conditioning system in my 70 El Camino. This is a total replacement of everything from the original GM / Chevy / Harrison air conditioning system. No more vacuum operated controls in the system - all electric. It uses R134 refrigerant, not R12. I'm quite ha...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Finding A Leak In A New System
Replies: 10
Views: 3463

Re: Finding A Leak In A New System

A soap solution will hopelessly contaminate your system. Use some refrigerant with an ultraviolet dye color chemical in it. Charge the system and then use a UV light to see the leaky location.

Rick
by B52bombardier1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Resurrecting 1970 GM AC with POA
Replies: 30
Views: 40405

Re: Resurrecting 1970 GM AC with POA

Hello, For anybody that needs it, I answered my own question above about Doc's Blocks being closed and needing a new source for a compressor adapter. For me, I found what I need at "Nostalgic AC Parts". Their GM1600 adapter works perfectly for my LS swap compressor in a 70 Chevy El Camino....
by B52bombardier1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Resurrecting 1970 GM AC with POA
Replies: 30
Views: 40405

Re: Resurrecting 1970 GM AC with POA

Excellent write up here and I also had a Nova is high school. Very well done here but I do have a question. Since it appears that Doc's Blocks is no longer in business, who would you buy your connectors and fittings at the compressor from? I'm about to embark on adding Classic Air to my 70 El Camino...
by B52bombardier1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Denso AC Compressor - Fixed or Variable Output?
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Denso AC Compressor - Fixed or Variable Output?

Hello, This is my first post here and as I work through this upcoming project, I hope to be able to contribute to the body of knowledge on the site. I'm about to purchase a Classic Air Conditioning kit for my 70 El Camino with a 1999 GMC Sierra 5.3 liter LM7 truck engine. I wish to retain the origin...

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