AC Parts Worth Keeping?

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  1. TheGoldenGreek

    TheGoldenGreek Binder Driver

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    Hey all,

    I'm cleaning out my garage. I have an AC Condenser, AC Compressor, and what I think is an orifice tube. Could these things be worth keeping? I think they are parts of an R-12 set up. I don't know if they are serviceable, the AC never worked and when I pulled the engine out 10 years ago this stuff never went back in. I would like to put AC in it, but might be simpler to start with a modern system.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. winchested

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    York compressors work As good air compressors for on board air. I wish I Had kept mine.
     
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    jeff campbell Lives in an IH Dealership

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    Dont junk none of it.somebody needs it !
     
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  4. Mark Aycock

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    I rebuilt my system last year with a Rockauto compressor, clutch, and thermal expansion valve.
     
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    the condensor is worth keeping, i had a hard time finding one......
     
  6. jtorre4272

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    Normally I’d recommend keeping this stuff but everything on your list you can get new and improved. The compressor can be replaced with a brand new Four Seasons York style exactly like original, including clutch. you can get new thermostatic expansion valves for R134a superheat and the condenser is worthless unless you’re doing an a1 restoration. It’s serpentine style and inefficient for r134a. Red Dot makes much better cross flow condensers that look almost identical to original when you fab brackets for it. The condenser is a critical piece that should be upgraded anyway.
     
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  7. Carl Wiese

    Carl Wiese Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I kept mine for over a decade, zero interest.

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    Haven't had most of mine that long, some of it is relatively "new" to me but it's all part of the junk that I can't give away that will be headed to the recycler pretty soon. There's always someone wanting it the day after.
     
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    This is the first thing I though of. My friend did this with his '72 Scout's York compressor. It's a bitchin setup. His front bumper is a 4x4 square tube that the PO welded to the frame. He turned it into an air tank. When he hits the "AC" switch on the dash it pressurizes the bumper. LOL Inflates tires super fast (not counting the time it takes to pressurize the bumper). And he can even run little air tools for short jobs.
     
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    In the same boat with things. All you can do is try. Wish I had tossed some stuff years ago. Yes, someone will always need it the day after but there's little value or much appreciation overall for holding onto, storing, moving around and tripping over crap year after year.
     

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