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Hladun Hladun is offline
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I installed an R134a system on my 78SC that works fine.

Something expensive…You should get new hoses and there’s about 40 feet of them. An A/C shop can make them up, but you’re spending $500 to $700.

Something cheap…Get a used Sanden compressor from a wrecker. I got mine off a wrecked SAAB for $20. If you’re concerned, replace the seals before you install it.

Some things necessary…The deck lid condenser works fine (that’s all I have), but you need a pancake fan to circulate air through it. It’s not that easy to get it in because there is little space. Without it your into underbelly or fender condensers that will probably add $1k . Also, a high pressure condenser shutoff switch is a good idea (a generic ~350 psi is the one to use for R134a).
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