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Member Since 24 Apr 2015
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In Topic: Air Conditioning help...R12 to R134a adaptor or?

Yesterday, 11:57 AM

I've put A/C in some horrible cars to work on.  I hope I never do it again.  On the other hand, some like your Datsun are easy.  Generally speaking I add dye and fill the system with Nitrogen (inert) to pressurize it and look for leaks.  Fix them, then pull a vacuum and change over to 134a because its SO much cheaper, and R12 may not be available next time you need it.  Of course if you're daring you can use propane.  It has the same boiling point and was the original freon!!!  (Please don't!!!)

In Topic: Getting close to starting. Dist help please

Yesterday, 11:52 AM

Ohm that terminal and check to see if it isn't just a ground.  Most Hitachi distributors have a single spade for grounding.  

In Topic: I want bigger valves for this setup, right?

Yesterday, 11:51 AM

I hate adjusting point too, but if you only have to do it every 6000 miles, that's not a big deal.  On Datsuns, the distributor is front and center, easy to access.  On a Lotus, not so much.  You have to pick your battles.  

In Topic: Air Conditioning help...R12 to R134a adaptor or?

Yesterday, 06:40 AM

I'm universally certified to work on anything from cars to commercial building cooling systems.  You need a certificate to buy R12, unless you get it from an individual (not a shop).  It'll cost less to do the conversion and buy the tools than to recharge the R12.  

In Topic: Bonneville Speed Week

21 June 2017 - 12:11 PM

We're forced to be safe - or they don't let us on the salt... :thumbup:

As Mike Rowe would say... Safety 3rd...  Or was it "Drive fast and take chances."?