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Username Post: AC HOSES        (Topic#357646)
6T5 
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08-13-19 02:58 PM - Post#2773156    

I have blown out an old AC hose coming from the expansion valve to the dryer. These are the hoses that has the clamp with the hook end to secure. Any idea where to buy and replace both of these old hoses? Thanks...

...Ed

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Tiny1000 
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08-14-19 05:05 AM - Post#2773192    
    In response to 6T5

I purchased my hoses from Classic Auto Air 813-259-7688 a little pricey around $50 per hose



 
junky 
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08-14-19 09:44 AM - Post#2773213    
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I just rehosed my 1962 BelAir, and it was amazingly easy once you get the old hoses off. To remove the old hose, you have to cut the rubber off a little at a time till you are down to the cord. Then you can carefully score the cord and pull the hose off. You have to be careful not to damage the aluminum barbed fitting, because if you do, it can cause you leaks. The new hose is what is called barrier hose, and it keeps the freon contained better than the old hoses. I would suggest that you replace all hoses, and the drier. Remove the compressor, and drain the oil and add new oil. I bought the AC Delco mineral oil from Amazon, about $15 per quart. I bought my all my hoses on eBay in 25' lengths. My '62 uses 1/2", 3/4", and 13/16". I added 11 ounces of oil to the compressor, and evacuated the system for 48 hours, and then closed the valves on the gauges, and left it for 12 hours, to verify that it held vacuum. Then I pressurized it with nitrogen and checked it again. I found that it was leaking down a little. Checked and found that it was the front seal on the compressor. This leak was caused because there was no oil in this seal, so I went ahead and charged the system. Once the compressor was working, the leak went away. I am not a believer in using R134 in place of R12 for various reasons that I don't see a need to get into. If you would like to discuss this further, I will be happy to give you my experience, just send me a PM. Junk



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Verne_Frantz 
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08-14-19 08:10 PM - Post#2773236    
    In response to junky

Junky,
Where did you find your new receiver/dryer? It looks correct in the photos.

Verne



 
6T5 
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08-16-19 09:50 AM - Post#2773304    
    In response to Tiny1000

Do you remember the three ID sizes of your hoses? I might as well replace all of them...

...Ed

1965 Impala SS


 
6T5 
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08-16-19 03:05 PM - Post#2773328    
    In response to 6T5

Just wondering if anybody could get the A/C hose ID's from these numbers in the assembly manual.


#3816436 hose from muffler to condenser


#3864395 hose from txv to drier


#3793824 hose from stv to compressor


...Ed

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100 CHEVY 
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08-17-19 07:46 AM - Post#2773371    
    In response to 6T5

The hose sizes I used on my 65 are---
1/2"(13 mm)
5/8"(16 mm)
13/32"(10 mm)
These are the newer barrier hoses for use with R-134A,although I'm using R-12 in mine.
My dryer came from a parts car that had a sealed a/c system in it,so I re-used it.
Mike.

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Edited by 100 CHEVY on 08-20-19 03:42 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
6T5 
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08-17-19 12:29 PM - Post#2773397    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

Exactly what I was looking for, thanks 100chevy...

...Ed

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08-18-19 06:06 AM - Post#2773458    
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You're welcome!
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