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(1) O-Ring Set
Air Conditioner (A/C) Conversion Kit, R-12 - R-134
This A/C Conversion kit will completely and correctly upgrade your fox body 1982-1986 Mustang's R-12 system to the newer R-134A system. It includes a new Mustang compressor, lines, condenser, all hardware and instructions to upgrade, as well as a stock length serpentine belt. Converts stock Mustang A/C Components to aftermarket, which means a more efficient compressor, bracketry, and new refrigerant hoses for use with the less expensive R-134A refrigerant.
Problems with Mustang A/C systems can come from various sources-leaks, parts failure, electrical gremlins, and thermal issues. Any one of these - and quite often a combination of them - can cause the A/C system to blow warm air. Typically, the fix is to replace the offending part or reseal the leak and then recharge the system. Unfortunately, with R-12 refrigerant prices being what they are, even a simple $20 O-ring repair will require several hours labor and more than $200 in R-12.
Many people sought to convert their Mustang R-12 systems to R134a simply because the latter is cheaper, readily available, and can be bought without a license. Unfortunately, when R134a is introduced into a stock R-12 system with nothing more than a few new seals and some oil (the popular R134a conversion kits you see at the parts store), the A/C system isn't as efficient and vent-outlet temperatures rise. The best way to repair your A/C system and properly convert to R134a is to replace the components that hinder the R134a conversion, namely the condenser and the compressor.
Hose Wizard's R134a conversion kit for 5.0 Mustangs is the perfect choice for this repair. The easy-to-install kit includes a high-flow R134a condenser, a Sanden rotary compressor, hoses, mounting brackets, and R134a pressure switches.
Hood Clearance Warning!
Due to aftermarket hose design and slightly different hose routing, it is necessary to check for hood clearance issues between the A/C line service caps and the hood. Failure to check for clearance can cause hood damage. If service port interference is found, please slightly bend down A/C line for service cap to clear hood.
-The compressor included with this kit is a Sanden unit that has an 8-rib pulley. The design of the brackets included in this kit aligns the 8-rib pulley so that six ribs line up exactly with the existing pulleys and there are no belt alignment issues.
-Will only work on Mustangs equipped with A/C from the factory. Dealer installed A/C or non-A/C equipped Mustangs will not work.
The components of this A/C Conversion kit are designed to work as a kit and are not available separately. OEM Ford parts WILL NOT interchange with these 134a conversion kits!
Just finished installing this kit and it works perfectly. Needed the 351w bracket in order to install properly but I have no complaints. The hood clearance is an issue which is stated in the description. I have not yet rectified it but the bend suggestion does work, you just have to close the hood gently.
Yes, I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Follow up to previous review - Clearance Issue
Drew B. on
I just wanted to add that the clearance issue can be resolved by changing the fitting on the back of the compressor, to a swivel fitting. Solved the clearance issue no problem.