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New vid - 1st real world driving experience to work and taking my daughter to school.
Principal at our elementary school digs my black 68
Ha. That is cool. My kid's principal stands at the end of the car pool line every day, you can see me wave to him in the vid once she gets in the car. I think he remembers me easily as I always show up in some kind of vehicle that stands out amongst the Prius/Mini-van crowd. LOL! Ryan
New vid of my broken DBW gas pedal and 1st fill up of E85 at gas pump.
Quick check in. Car is doing great and running fantastic on E85! Love it! Now it's getting warmer here and I need to fix the AC cooling system. I have the G3 Hemi AC compressor that came out of the 2006 Charger on the engine now. I also have the condensor. However I need to make up new lines, get a new dryer, and figure out what else I need to convert to R134. Have any of you made your own AC lines? Do you have a recommendation on the lines, fittings, dryer, etc that I would need to buy to make this myself? I can buy freon and have access to the professional gauges and a vacuum pump to get this thing filled, but I need a way to get started on making the lines and any other parts. Thanks for any advice! Ryan
For custom lines I’ve always just gone to the local hose and tube shop. They just charge for the hose and fittings, not the assembly. It’s not worth it for me to buy the tools to crimp the ends. Most the O’Reillys here in TN can do it too.
Bought diy kit from bouchilion performance and had a local hydraulic hose shop crimp. Make sure you clock and mark the fittings
As others have stated - I went to Classic Auto Air and got an assortment of lines/fittings but I also scored a hydraulic line crimping tool for like $40 so I just crimp my own --- slightly more work than taking it to a hydraulic shop but it's more than paid for itself
Thanks. Question, what did you do for the pressure switch and wiring (if you added them)? I have the hotwireauto wiring harness and the only wires I have are to the compressor itself. The harness has a blue trigger wire that when 12v is applied, it turns the compressor on. I have considered buying the crimper kit so I can make my own lines, I am just unsure on the fittings and adapters needed to convert from the factory firewall connections to my newer items (2006 charger condenser and compressor and I need to pickup a new style drier). Ryan
The pressure switch should just be wired between the triggering relay and the compressor - this essentially deactivates the A/C system if there is a pressure issue. The factory firewall fittings are IIRC a 10 and a 6 or something like that. The -10 should use a normal o-ring fitting that is commonly available. The -6 is a male with an attached nut means you'll need a threaded fitting to receive it like this one As for the compressor, Bouchillon Performance sells adapter blocks that bolt to your compressor and allow the use of the commonly available A/C fittings. Available Here If you plan on going to a full R-134a conversion remember to rebuild your factory A/C box and replace all the O-rings with R0134a compliant ones.
Thanks! Got a link to that -6 male fitting with the attached nut? I appreciate the help. I am looking to get this AC working soon as the temps here (in NC) have started to see 80's to 90's this coming week! Ryan
negative brother - the factory A/C box already has the nut attached to the tube coming out of the box - so you need the fitting pictured above to connect to it. So in short the fittings are very much around and making the lines are not difficult especially when you have the crimping tool. Beyond that, I haven't made my lines yet as I am building another Gen III for my 68
I used the compressor that came with my 2006 6.1 on my 68 Charger. I rebuilt the heater box and had the evaporator tested. I bought a new condenser, drier and expansion valve (stock for 68 with R12) I had a shop fab the plumbing under the hood. Since you have electric fans you will need to buy a Trinary pressure switch for the drier because you need the extra contract to turn the fans on when the AC is activated. Charged it with 134 back in 2015 and it has worked perfectly since then.
Great info, thanks!