<VV> A/C Hose Question

jimster1 jimster1 at earthlink.net
Fri Jun 18 21:57:12 EDT 2010

Bottom line on hoses and fittings is that they need to be compatible with
the new refrigerants unless you have a huge stash of R-12.  That means
barrier hose and o-ring fittings.  When I installed A\C in my Turbovert, I
did a front mounted condenser and ran hose the entire way.  Way simpler to
strangle than hard lines.  I found a shop that did all the fittings and
hoses quite reasonably.  It wasn't a trivial project, particularly the stuff
under the dash.
Good Luck,

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Geoffrey Johnson
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 6:24 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> A/C Hose Question

I asked a few questions back in Dececmber about setting up the AC in my 
'65 monza.   It was a few months from running at the time.   It is now a 
good daily driver and running very well.   It is past the time I need to 
get the AC working in it.   So my question is what to do about hoses? 
That is the last step - everything else is in place and wired.
Everything will basically be stock parts except it has a '66 condenser and 
a Sanden compressor.   What do I do for hoses and fittings?   Does the 
condenser get modified somehow to use modern crimp fittings? Should it? 
My friend suggested brazing O-ring style fittings on?    Same with 
the hard lines running to the front.  Clarks 
supllies kits based off of what parts you are using, but will that work? 
Will the fittings be ideal?   This remains a mystery to me.
Is there a better route?

Albuquerque NM

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