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#1 cole098


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Posted 03 September 2003 - 10:23 PM

Can anyone tell me how hard and involved it is to stick AC in a Brat.. Seems they all have the little sticker on the dash saying " AC ready".... I know everyone takes it out.. but what about in??? Joe

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Posted 03 September 2003 - 10:47 PM

Somewhere I've got a scan of the instruction sheet that came with the factory a/c install kit that's in my '80 Hatchback. It looks pretty involved. If I can find it, I'll post it for you.

#3 ShawnW


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Posted 03 September 2003 - 10:47 PM

And I have a parts car sitting here with AC to boot.....and its not charged anymore so it should be reasonably easy to remove, put new o rings in and install it.

It looks like a horrific job but maybe if somebody could find the TSB or something from 84 or so that described how to install the dealer installed AC we would be in business.

BTW I shipped it this morning. U know what I am talkin about :).

#4 mcbrat


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Posted 04 September 2003 - 02:05 AM

basically all the wiring is supposed to be there. from the donor car you will need:

coil unit under dash
compressor/Alt mount bracket with tightening pulleys
condensor unit
AC relay (may be there already)
all hoses and wires that connect all this stuff together
vacuum module that advances the idle when you turn the AC on (mounted on intake manifold)

at least this is the list from my 82 Brat that I just pulled everything out of....

#5 Skip


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Posted 04 September 2003 - 05:55 AM

you also need the reciever/dryer, but since you are
going to R134a a new one of these is a very good idea.

#6 cole098


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Posted 04 September 2003 - 04:46 PM


#7 cole098


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Posted 06 September 2003 - 02:26 AM

Does anyone have a ac install sheet from a dealer installed ac unit .... Thansk Joe

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