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MG MGB GT V8 Factory Originals Technical - Air conditioning question
I am trying to plumb my A/C system (Hot Rod Air Elite) and I need a #10 beadlock female fitting with a 180 degree bend. the best I can find is 135 degrees. Basically I need to have a fitting that goes back on itself (180 degrees).....any ideas??
|Tony...Take a look at this link. Jim Stuart has installed several Vintage Air, etc units into his V8 conversions....he may have some ideas....|
|Wayne - the guys at Atco products were really helpful and have one of their distributors trying to locate one for me - thanks for the lead.|
Rick - no luck with Vintage Air or Hot Rod Air.
Old Air Products are checking to see if they can make one for me.
Napa also have a 180 degree #10 hose splice which I have ordered as a last resort.
Thanks to all for your help.
I tried to find a 180 & did some re-routing of the hoses.
I do have some pictures somewhere if you get to a particular problem. Feel free to E-mail or call.
301 948 7066 Leave a clear message & I will call you back.
|tony, when i did the ac in the wifes mga i needed all custom fittings and angles, is there a PIRTEK shop in your area? i went there and they gave me the right fittings based on the parts i brought in, they custom made all my hoses and fittings for less than $150.00. good luck, jim|
|Hi James, no Pirtek stores anywhere near me but they sound like just what I need. I have a alocal A/C shop that will crimp the fittings onto the hoses for me but I have to source all the parts.|
|pirtek mainly does high pressure hydraulics for heavy machinery, try and find a local hydraulic repair shop and i am sure you could get what ever fitting or angle you need, if the description you gave is correct i would be happy to stop at the shop by me and see if they have what you are after, jim|
The guys at Old Air Products have helped me out and they have manufactured a fitting to exactly my spec's for $30 (v. about $6 for a standard part).
Thanks for the kind offer, it looks like I am all sorted out.
|glad to hear you got it sorted, get it done so you can get out and drive it, i'am envious up here with 8" of new snow today, jim|
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