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Cars > Carolina_29053’s Garage > “Blue Bird” > Albums > Blue Bird A/C Upgrade

 

Photo of a 1975 Pontiac Firebird Formula (Blue Bird)

Blue Bird

1975 Pontiac Firebird Formula

 
 

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Description: I finally got good cold a/c in the Blue Bird. I updated my old system with VIR and A6 Compressor with R12 to a Cycling Clutch (CCOT) Orifice tube system with R134, similar to a mid 90's set-up. Everything from the firewall forward was updated, starting with the evaporator and condensor, and everything in between. This is the first time I have been able to see my #2 plug and also able to get to it easily! Woohoo! Follow along. I learned alot about a/c along the way, maybe you can too! :)
By: Carolina_29053
Filed under: 1975 Pontiac Firebird Formula (Blue Bird)
Number of photos: 35
Updated: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:01 pm
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Classic Auto Air Sanden Compressor and Bracket
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R134 Condensor pert of the "Classic Auto Air" upgrade kit
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Hoses, accumulator, hard lines, "o" rings and cycling switch.
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This is what my poor engine looked like after shedding a 36 year...
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I think some detailing and new valve covers and gaskets are in...
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Part of the old R12 system from the factory.
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More components from the old a/c system.
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Different valve covers and gaskets and a little sprucing up.
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Test fitting the new Sanden Compressor and bracket.
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The VIR Eliminator block, which I ended up not using.
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The new Kit accumulator, which I didn't use either.
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I just don't like this accumulator angle at all on the new evaporator.
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Test fitting the new evaporator and accumulator - Not happy at this...
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All that tubing looks like a whiskey still!
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My new evaporator next to the original.
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Note the longer "inlet" (bottom tube) for the new Orifice Tube.
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Still contemplating what to do with the long neck outlet on that...
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Here's what I did! I found an evaporator out of a late 90's S-10...
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I'll just cut off the used outlet fitting (metric) and have it...
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There, all done! Thanks to Larry at Mid State in Columbia for his...
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The evaporator housing will get a good cleaning out with a vaccuum...
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