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A/C Hose Fabrication by Tom Corey
Started on: 12-21-2003 07:25 PM
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Report this Post12-21-2003 07:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tom CoreyClick Here to Email Tom CoreySend a Private Message to Tom CoreyDirect Link to This Post
I'm getting ready to redo the A/C hoses on my 87GT. It's a SBC that uses the stock Fiero A/C system. Here's my question? Do I really need a muffler like is on the stock hose? If so, can I locate it farther away, and how far, from the compressor (and exhasut pipe)? Why aren't these mufflers on most cars?

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87 Green T-Top GT 5Spd SBC ZZ3 V8
88 Yellow T-Top GT, 4.9L Caddy, 4T60E

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Report this Post12-21-2003 09:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MarkClick Here to Email MarkSend a Private Message to MarkDirect Link to This Post
Tom,
If you don't get the answer here, try this automotive A/C forum...

http://www.ackits.com/forum/categories.cfm?catid=2&STARTPAGE=1

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The muffler helps with resonance noises. Yes, you can remove it. Yes, it might make more noise. It will not hurt the opperation of the system.
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If you can get it in there, do it. It does quiet the system. It can be further down the line if necessary but don't move it to the other side of the car.

Any AC shop can make lines. Get the header from the compressor and stock hose and bolt them in place. Then I take a wire coat hanger and bent them into the route I need.

Also, it's amazing how fast a shop can make the hoses with the car there. I pay about 50 for my custom lines.

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Report this Post12-22-2003 05:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Tom CoreyClick Here to Email Tom CoreySend a Private Message to Tom CoreyDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Electrathon:

The muffler helps with resonance noises. Yes, you can remove it. Yes, it might make more noise. It will not hurt the opperation of the system.

Can you guys describe the noise you're talking about?? I haven't a clue what noise we're talking about.

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88 Yellow T-Top GT, 4.9L Caddy, 4T60E

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Report this Post12-22-2003 06:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jstrickerClick Here to Email jstrickerSend a Private Message to jstrickerDirect Link to This Post
It's a dull, hydraulic hammering noise. Honestly, you probably won't be able to hear it when you consider where the compresser is located. About 90% of trucks, farm, and industrial equipment don't have them. I've taken them off cars and light trucks and the only time I can really hear it is if I'm standing at the front of the car outside, otherwise, you never know it's gone.

John Stricker

 
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Can you guys describe the noise you're talking about?? I haven't a clue what noise we're talking about.

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