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Offline sl1jackson

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1980 A/C w/ 400
« on: October 08, 2009, 12:30:11 PM »
Hey guys
This may be a simple solution question but I'm new to these cars.
I'm about to get my hands on a 1980 Turbo T/A. It now has a 400. I live in Texas and want to drive the car in the summer.
The A/c is in the car but doesn't work. Will the current A/C work with the 400 engine? the a/c system on the turbo's looks a lot different than normal a/c systems.
Has anyone worked through this probleme before?

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Re: 1980 A/C w/ 400
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 12:41:48 PM »
What do you mean when you say "it doesn't work"?
Is the compressor hooked up? Does it just need a freon charge (blows air through the vents but not "cold" air)?
I see no reason that the A/C shouldn't work simply because of an engine swap...as long as the equipment is there and connected correctly.
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Re: 1980 A/C w/ 400
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 12:59:20 PM »
When I said "doesn't work" I mean that I don't know what is wrong with the A/C. I don't have the car yet (I'll get it this weekend) so I have not tested the a/c. As far as I know it doesn't do anything. Doesn't blow, no cold air-nothing.
From what I saw when I looked under the hood all the hoses and stuff are there, but it just looks different from what I have seen before.

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Re: 1980 A/C w/ 400
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 01:12:58 PM »
Might be best to wait till the weekend and post some pictures then...we'll be better able to help you figure it out based on what's there.
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Re: 1980 A/C w/ 400
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 02:17:16 PM »
Sounds good. I will post pictures as soon as I can!