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Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(147 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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About A/C
Posted by: Charles
Date: July 30, 2016 09:39PM

Want to check out the crowd.
Anybody ever used a product line from Gates called "PolarSeal II A/C Barrier Hose System?

This is neat, you install the fittings on the A/C components, run and cut the hose to fit, install the clamps/crimp rings, then with the special crimpers crimp the clamps in place, that is it.

I found it by searching "polarseal II"
charles


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5260 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: About A/C
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: July 31, 2016 10:34AM

Sounds like Vintage Air Easy Clip. Seemed pricey.
Check out ColdHose.com for good prices on hose and fittings and a decent variety. They also carry reduced diameter hoses and ends. Same size on the inside, much smaller on the outside. (#6 for instance, .900" standard, .700 reduced. Big difference.) More established auto parts stores have hose crimpers, don't charge much for the service.

Jim


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(147 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: About A/C
Posted by: Charles
Date: July 31, 2016 05:42PM

Jim, without regard to price I find this system, be it Vintage Air or Gates very easy to use. You are correct Gates is about the same as Vintage Air, Summit does carry there product.

I have found a guy very close that does A/C referbs on large trucks and school buses. he always has short runs of hose left over, real good deal on the price. He will most likely have all of the fittings I need.

I have just needed to replace the 20 plus year old evaporator on our B, got the evap, dryer/receiver from Nostilagic Air. The unit they sell is sized to fit the standard foot well area. I did need to make some local adjustments.


charles


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(439 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: About A/C
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: August 06, 2016 04:58PM

My a/c is working better now that I did some more exhaust heat shielding.
but It still has room for improvement



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/08/2016 02:46PM by lawnvett.


avbates
Tony Bates
San Jose California
(25 posts)

Registered:
03/22/2008 12:16PM

Main British Car:
74 MGB roadster 4.2 litre Rover

Re: About A/C
Posted by: avbates
Date: August 08, 2016 08:14PM

Also known as Eaton EZ Clip or Aeroquip EZ Clip
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Regards
Tony


Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(147 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: About A/C
Posted by: Charles
Date: August 08, 2016 10:29PM

Just now able to check out my new evap. setup. Top up windows closed 66 MGB V6 engine, out side temp. 97F 92% humidity,. After about 3 miles the inside center vent shows 45.2F, was able to adjust temp. to be about 50F and it held real close cycling compressor on and off. Cabin feel cool.
Engine temp. staying between 195 and 205F.

stay cool
charles


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5260 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: About A/C
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 09, 2016 10:18AM

Sounds very good Charles, do you have an approximate idea of your condenser volume (overall dimensions)?

Jim



Charles
Charles Long
McDonald, TN
(147 posts)

Registered:
09/15/2013 08:54AM

Main British Car:
1966 MGB V6 1994 Camaro 3.4L 60V6

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Re: About A/C
Posted by: Charles
Date: August 09, 2016 08:52PM

I do, I do.

11X19X7/8 Nostalgic Air part # 44-1119. I am also using their evap. unit with heat made for the foot well in the MGB.

charles


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5260 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: About A/C
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: August 10, 2016 09:28AM

Ah heck, I meant the evap size. Sorry.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1199 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: About A/C
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: August 12, 2016 03:20AM

We do custom A/C hoses all the time. Hose and fittings are available from our local NAPA store. Lay it all out and then take the hoses in to get them bubble crimped. Easy Cheap and Effective. Gives you a professional result at a reasonable price.


flitner
John Fenner
Miami Fl
(167 posts)

Registered:
03/11/2010 10:58AM

Main British Car:
1972 MGB 350 CHEVY

Re: About A/C
Posted by: flitner
Date: September 04, 2016 11:24AM

Fabbed my own from a Kia evap, and condenser, used a compressor from a Toyota Tacoma, and a blower from a freightliner package car, put the right side pedal box to good use, details in my project journal.


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