AC compressor rebuild

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  1. Mopar4ever

    Mopar4ever Active Member

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    Who can rebuild this compressor? Or know of a supplier I can the parts from to rebuild it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    You might try Four Seasons. A few weeks ago there was rebuilt original (like yours) and they claimed it could even handle R134a.
     
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    Mopar4ever Active Member

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    I’ll try them- thanks.
     
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    Classic Auto Air rebuilds them I believe.
     
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    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    Not hard to rebuild if you ever did a engine, just saw NOS pistons on e bay
     
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    RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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    Those are quite easy to rebuild yourself.
     
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      They rebuilt mine; however, it’s not yet instslled or hooked up.
       
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      JoePole1 A dude in a B body FABO Gold Member

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      Does anyone have a source for seal and gasket kit? I have a blown out gasket behind the plate in the back. I made one but unsure about material.
       
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      I thought I seen them on Summit last night for like a hundred and sixty bucks...
       
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      ^^^ but if I could get the parts to rebuild it cheaper I know what my tightwad self would be doing...:thumbsup:...
       
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      Pawned N.R.A. Lifetime Member - And damn proud of it

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      you may want to look into replacing it with a rotary compressor. I think I got mine from Classic Air. They are much more efficient than the piston style, that you have. Efficiency equals better gas milage
       
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      I agree in that the Sanden compressors are more efficient. But they are like 8.5 cubic inch displacement while the Mopar V type is over a 10 cubic inch displacement. Kind of like comparing a smallblock to a bigblock. If your car is not a high RPM car with low gears, the original V type compressor is fine. If your car is a street car who cares how much the V type compressor weighs. Ma Mopar did make a high pressure cutoff switch for use on the cop cars somewhere along the line. It would disengage the clutch, like when the cop would kickdown his car as in pursuit with the higher RPM.
      Then again most rebuilds that are available today are crap. I'm pretty sure Classic Auto Air does a good job of rebuilding them
       
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        And I would find some R12 and use that.
         
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        I have a list of several places that carry the parts you guys are looking for. I'll get it together tomorrow.
         
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        • Mopar4ever

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          I would appreciate it- thanks
           
        • Mopar4ever

          Mopar4ever Active Member

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          I agree on the efficiency but trying to keep this as original as possible.
           
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            Garethw Mopar. Because rocket science is too easy.

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              Mike69cuda 64 is the new 17 FABO Gold Member

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              I have been running my 69 barracuda factory ac on R134 for awhile. works well, gets very cold. Just put the right oil in it. Most of the conversion horror stories are caused by something else other than the R134. Replace your expansion valve and drier.
               
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                For the people needing AC compressor parts, there is a place in Texas that sells on ebay. It is called Overstockpile, they don't have a website. Just a phone number. The woman told me they had a big warehouse full of NOS AC stuff. The phone number is 817-568-1251. She did say that you need the original part numbers for whatever you are looking for. Let me know if this works for anyone or if anyone needs part numbers looked up.
                 
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                There are a couple of other places that have stuff also if needed.
                 
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                Hi,
                I'm curious about why you think the compressor needs to be rebuilt. RV-2's are really rugged and i don't think I've ever seen one just plain wear out. The only thing that will kill them is running out of oil. Front seal and gaskets sets are available. Go over to mymopar and down load a parts manual for you car and you will find all the original Chrysler part numbers for compressor parts. The shop manuals give rebuild instructions but, my bet would be a new front seal and pulling off the crankcase pan and cleaning out the old oil is all you really need. Then refill the oil with an Ester based oil and convert to R-134A. You would also need to clean out the oil from the rest of the system and change the receiver/drier to and R-134A compatible unit. Also, change all the O rings in the system. A parallel flow condenser would be nice also. Again my bet is that your old RV-2 Compressor will do just fine with minimum attention. They are one of the most rugged A/C compressors ever put on a car. Be careful with 4 Seasons rebuilts, they are hit or miss on quality, mostly miss.
                 
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                • Jim Kueneman

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                    Were can i purchase a dryer for my 66 Dodge Dart ,it lays on the fender well ,not upright
                     
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                    May have to send it to Vintage Air and have them rebuild it.
                     
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