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fixed my a/c problem
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.jpg   CIMG0909.JPG (Size: 139.58 KB / Downloads: 61) [attachment=3373][attachment=3373]Had my 73 in a new shop for the following:
1.Alignment and wheel balance...alignment was fine, all wheels way out of balance.
2.ADD a ground wire....as I drove in, all electrics failed!Car never had a good ground!
3.Redo timing and fix vacuum leaks at carb .Fix smell of gas.The gas cap had NO gasket. They found one and its fixed.
4.A/c runs for a few mins, as car gets hot, it disappears.
This was the biggie for me. Ive had THREE shops look at this. Phil evac and refilled the R134 and showed me(after I've had the car about 25 years) how to put the slider from max to fresh and it works!
Also, we felt that the manual shut off valve was open(seized) and letting hot water into the heater and the cabin was HOT.At his suggestion, I went to Home Depot,bought a brass 1/2" ball valve,note the two heater hoses were different sizes-5/8 and 3/4
I bought 2 screw to bayonet 1/2 x 1/2 fittings and used teflon tape for the oversized hose and clamped it down well.
Voila-I have cold air all the time and its 90 degrees here in S.Florida today.

BTW, the old manual valve was stuck FULL open!
Adrian
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Nice fixes. Thanks for the info.

Doc

Doc

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Completed: All new suspension, rebuilt 351C H Code bored .030 over with mild cam and intake, new 3.50 TracLok, custom exhaust system
Current "mini-project": interior upgrade Undecided
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I'm thinking about adding a cut off valve on the heater hose on my 6 cyl. I think the non-AC cars never had one, so just sliding to heater door to cool doesn't seem to cut off all the heat.



Mike AKA Ole Pony & Rare Pony

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1973 Mustang Convert - Bought in 1974 - Still have it!
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Remember the fresh air inlet is in the cowl... right behind the engine.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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