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Post  matt889 on Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:54 pm

hi i would like to know what A/c  parts you guys are using ? did you keep the porsche condensor/evap and which compressor and hoses are used ? i read that i would need to make it a fixed pressure ? i never played with A/c parts yet i deleted them now i think it will be good for the daily / 1-2 tracks per year



i still have stock A/c parts from my NA 86 model i just didnt reinstall them when i did my swap .

Im on Fbody accesorys !

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:30 am

Contact Kent at TPC. He has everything you need to install ac. He uses an aftermarket compressor and mount specific to the fbody brackets. He ha a condenser that fits perfect.
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Post  Porsche951toLS3 on Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:37 am

I have my GM compressor, condenser and dryer in place. I have the old Porsche A/C lines.

Does anyone sell the lines needed to connect everything or should I continue to have them built locally?

I was just checking on what might be out there.

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:21 am

You'll have to get the lines made locally.
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Post  Rothaus on Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:34 am

Does anybody know what exact is included in the AC Kit. I'm afraid it will be a bunch of hoses, fittings, and pieces, and you have to figure out what to do with it.

Here from the listing:

" Mini Compressor, Brackets, Belt, Bolts, Tenssioner, Condenser, Dryer, AC hoses for kit"

Did anybody buy that kit and installed it ? Would be nice to get some info on that, and maybe pictures.

I have no problem to spend the $400, but I would like to know beforehand what's in the box.

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Post  Arthropraxis on Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:40 pm

Rothaus wrote:Does anybody know what exact is included in the AC Kit. I'm afraid it will be a bunch of hoses, fittings, and pieces, and you have to figure out what to do with it.

Here from the listing:

" Mini Compressor, Brackets, Belt, Bolts, Tenssioner, Condenser, Dryer, AC hoses for kit"

Did anybody buy that kit and installed it ? Would be nice to get some info on that, and maybe pictures.

I have no problem to spend the $400, but I would like to know beforehand what's in the box.

Thanks
Engelbert

Where are you seeing this kit?
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Post  Porsche951toLS3 on Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:40 am

I too am interested in where this kit is you are talking about. Currently I have everything except the hoses. It would be nice that they were already done, but most likely there are too many variations to this project.
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Post  Arthropraxis on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:18 am

Porsche951toLS3 wrote:I too am interested in where this kit is you are talking about.  Currently I have everything except the hoses.  It would be nice that they were already done, but most likely there are too many variations to this project.

Me too. I have been driving my car for about 8 years. Every year I day tis is the year I am going to make some lines. Summer seems to go by, weather cools and I say in the spring. Seems like a good opportunity for someone who wants to invest in the tools. I came across this thread from an RX site that has great info.

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Post  Rothaus on Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:31 am

Arthropraxis wrote:
Rothaus wrote:Does anybody know what exact is included in the AC Kit. I'm afraid it will be a bunch of hoses, fittings, and pieces, and you have to figure out what to do with it.

Here from the listing:

" Mini Compressor, Brackets, Belt, Bolts, Tenssioner, Condenser, Dryer, AC hoses for kit"

Did anybody buy that kit and installed it ? Would be nice to get some info on that, and maybe pictures.

I have no problem to spend the $400, but I would like to know beforehand what's in the box.

Thanks
Engelbert

Where are you seeing this kit?

It was listed in the spreadsheet I got from Kent. There is nothing at the website about the AC kit. At least I cannot find any info.

This is from the spreadsheet:
Air Conditioning
AC Kit - Parts below $369.99
* Mini Compressor, Brackets, Belt, Bolts, Tenssioner, Condenser, Dryer
AC Hoses for Kit


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Post  dsrracer on Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:15 pm

This is my year to finish the A/C. I'm going to get the kit from Kent but haven't yet found the compressor he recommends.
Does anyone have any pics of an installed kit? Any hose routing ideas for the high pressure hose could help.
thanks

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:16 pm

Kent's kit comes with the compressor and mount.
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Post  dsrracer on Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:47 pm

I'd prefer to get it from him. He may not have any- he sent me a note earlier this week saying what I needed to get and I just haven't found that exact part number yet.
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Post  dsrracer on Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:11 pm

I talked with Kent and he does have the compressor, must have misunderstood- thanks for the note. I ordered the kit!
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Post  Rothaus on Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:04 pm

Great ! Once you get it, would you post some pictures of the lines, and how they are routed. Since now the compressor is at the bottom right side of the engine, I'm wondering how the lines are arranged, where the dryer is placed, and how it's connected to the condenser.

It looks a lot easier to get the the connection points at the fire wall with the LS1 compared with the original engine.

Would be great if we could get some diagrams and instruction together, so it makes it easier for member of this forum.

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Post  acorad on Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:52 pm

Mine has a GM compressor and fabbed-up flex lines from the compressor on the passenger side, under the rad, to the Porsche driver side dryer, then to the DS firewall via the Porsche hard lines, which then go back across the firewall to the Porsche firewall fitting on the passenger side.

I'd sure love to go from that Porsche pass side fitting, along the pass side wheel well, to the pass side compressor, with the dryer on the pass side too.

Has anyone done that?

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:13 pm

acorad wrote:Mine has a GM compressor and fabbed-up flex lines from the compressor on the passenger side, under the rad, to the Porsche driver side dryer, then to the DS firewall via the Porsche hard lines, which then go back across the firewall to the Porsche firewall fitting on the passenger side.

I'd sure love to go from that Porsche pass side fitting, along the pass side wheel well, to the pass side compressor, with the dryer on the pass side too.

Has anyone done that?

Andy

I have used the factory lines and adapted to them to run from drivers side to the passenger side. I have also modified the lines at the firewall ports and run the lines all on the passenger side. I prefer the passenger side because it gets rid of all the old factory rubber hoses which will leak from age, and the fact that r134a refrigerant has smaller molecules that will leak through R12 hoses. I cut and weld the fittings that come off the firewall ports to make them point to the passenger side.
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Post  acorad on Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:29 pm

[/quote] I cut and weld the fittings that come off the firewall ports to make them point to the passenger side.[/quote]

So you basically weld a U-turn off the firewall ports, so the lines go toward the passenger side instead of toward the driver's side?
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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:42 pm

I cut and weld the fittings that come off the firewall ports to make them point to the passenger side.[/quote]

So you basically make a U-turn off the firewall ports, so the lines go toward the passenger side instead of toward the driver's side?[/quote]

No. I cut the fitting and turn it to face the passenger side then weld it back together. So it's actually about a 45 degree off of the firewall pointing to the area between the engine and firewall.
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Post  acorad on Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:03 pm

Hotrodz of Dallas wrote: I cut the fitting and turn it to face the passenger side then weld it back together. So it's actually about a 45 degree off of the firewall pointing to the area between the engine and firewall.

That sounds pretty slick!

Any chance you can post a photo?

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Post  acorad on Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:48 pm

That is awesome, thanks.

I'm not used to looking at A/C connections that aren't coated in refrigerant oil and dirt!  Very Happy

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:50 pm

acorad wrote:That is awesome, thanks.

I'm not used to looking at A/C lines that aren't coated in refrigerant oil and dirt!  Very Happy

Andy

I built this car about 3 years ago for one of my clients.
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Post  acorad on Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:51 pm

...do you have a dryer in the system?
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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas on Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:54 pm

acorad wrote:...do you have a dryer in the system?

Drier is located under the right headlight, right next to the radiator. Hard to get a good pic of it.
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Post  acorad on Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:58 pm

Hotrodz of Dallas wrote:Drier is located under the right headlight, right next to the radiator. Hard to get a good pic of it.

Excellent. Clean install, really nice work!

Andy
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