Build Thread 1978 Fairmont: He said he sounds like a broken record,…What’s that mean daddy?

nickyb

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Nobody gets away Scott free,not even scott.Hope the mirror didn't cost ya too much.
 
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CarMichael Angelo

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I've actually considered using cameras in the Mirror housings but that Idea keeps dying when considering how perfectly functional mirrors are already. The only time having cameras instead of mirrors worked for me was when strapped into the last racecar where I couldnt turn my head to see where I was backing.
Not the case, or the plan here.
 

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The charts are handy but they don't provide much help when what you want to do is to calculate chare weight.
R134 needs the low pressure cutoff switch set a 22-23 PSI. That keeps the refrigerant circulating oil needed to properly lubricate the compressor.. The charge pressure at 1000-1200 RPM needed to be in the range of 29-34 PSI.; That keeps the temperature in the refrigerant and evaporator above the freezing point of water. At that pressure range,, it keeps any remnant of water vapor from freezing and clogging either the orifice tube or making the evaporator a block of ice.

When first oiling a new compressor, it gets 6-8 oz. of refrigerant oil and the other 4 oz. gets added to the the system when it is charged. Total oil charge is 10-12 oz. or whatever the A/C manufacturer specifies. The oil charge should the the first thing added when you are ready to fill the system with refrigerant.

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90sickfox

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On my car I just use the cans with the supplied gauge. Squeeze the trigger until it's in the middle of blue. Been doing that for 20 years. I also use Ester oil in my factory compressor. I've been using the same one for 15 years. I could've charged it with the Robinair machine but never did. Never had a vacuum on it either. What works for me may not work for others. I guess I do get away Scott free sometimes.
 
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nickyb

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I use ES 12A, I don't worry , no vac. needed it's very forgiving. And colder then 134a or 12r ever was.It's also cheaper,takes less to fill the system, runs less head pressure on compressor. And since I live on the surface of the sun(Nevada) I need the coldest I can get. What can I say I spoil myself silly. I wish everybody would just chill.
 
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MustangIIMatt

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And after one hour in a bay at the bmw dealership....I have AC
After one hour in a bay at the BMW dealership, I know why this customer's 320 doesn't... Damned pressure sensor has a short and thinks the system is at 128bar.

On top of that the system is empty because 1234yf is a bitch. :rlaugh:

Glad you got cold air in the 2JZmont.
 

90sickfox

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People have been stealing the 1234yf stuff out of auction cars. That stuff is like 600 bucks for 30lbs. Someone is making a killing on the black market.
 

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People have been stealing the 1234yf stuff out of auction cars. That stuff is like 600 bucks for 30lbs. Someone is making a killing on the black market.

If it's Honda, BMW, or GM cars, it's probably just leaking out. None of the three of them can make a system that doesn't leak it.
 

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Good song btw “ silly rabbit tricks are for kids , you just a squirrel tryna get a nut ! You was with the juice ! “
 

90sickfox

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Oran' Juice Jones. Classic. Lmao
 
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Now that it gets nice and cool in the interior, I’m wondering what if any “ emergency tools” people would throw in a bag before the trip. One things for sure, I’m not taking a full on “ what-if” contingency worth of tools. half the sht on this car isn’t at a local Auto-zone anyway.

Maybe a screw driver, flashlight, Allen wrench set, screw jack, breaker bar with lug sockets, tire plug kit, cutting pliers crescent wrench...???
 

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Now that it gets nice and cool in the interior, I’m wondering what if any “ emergency tools” people would throw in a bag before the trip. One things for sure, I’m not taking a full on “ what-if” contingency worth of tools. half the sht on this car isn’t at a local Auto-zone anyway.

Maybe a screw driver, flashlight, Allen wrench set, screw jack, breaker bar with lug sockets, tire plug kit, cutting pliers crescent wrench...???
Zip ties and duct tape
 
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My small tool box also has a belt, jumper cables, wire multi tool, gloves, flashlight, duck tape, electrical tape and a 40 piece socket set. Also a few scotch locks, fuses and electrical nuts. Then the insurance has towing & roadside assistance. The towing is probably the most important item, although I’ve used the other tools.
 
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90sickfox

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Vise grips, test light / multimeter, zip ties, and I'm sure folks will chime in with something else.
 

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My long trip kit is:

My cordless impact and an impact socket for my lug nuts
Tire plug kit
Pocket scan tool (I know, doesn't apply to The Monster)
12v compressor (Bell Air 2000)
79-piece socket set
Assorted pliers
#2 Phillips and 1/4" flat blade screwdriver
Zip ties
Gorilla tape
Lithium-Ion jump starter
Jumper cables
Old serpentine belt

If it involves more than what's on that list, I'm just waiting on a tow truck at that point.
 
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