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A/C combination valve
« on: June 09, 2017, 05:50:49 PM »
Where is the A/C combination valve on 77 cruising wagon is it in the engine bay or inside under the dash? Also if in the engine bay does anyone have it mounted in a different spot? If so post a picture. 2nd pic Dont know if mine is missing or I just missed it because it was was mounted elsewhere.

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Re: A/C combination valve
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 02:02:16 PM »
From the photos they are two different hook ups , one the valve and hoses in the photo is for a factory A/C ,  which should come out were the fan motor that is sticking out the fire wall , the compresser you have in the photo is a dealer installed A/C unit , (see hose clamps ) you will find two holes in the fire wall someplace , unless somebody put that engine from another car and left that compressor on it ,  "note " factory A/C cars have the blower motor inside the car ,
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Re: A/C combination valve
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 12:01:57 AM »
Thank you for the reply. The engine is original. I figured it was a dealer install but was unsure because the reciver dryer is by the window washer fluid tank. So if a dealer did install it does it have the combination valve?  The hose's are by the heater hose's

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Re: A/C combination valve
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 07:49:28 PM »
The dealer installed A/C does not have the combination valve , the unit that used this system has a expansion valve built on to the whole assembly that goes in/under the dash , you can try vintage air , they make some nice small units that will fit in the dash , or find a wrecked pinto nearby that has the whole factory set up and swap it over , done it a few times , take a whole weekend
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Re: A/C combination valve
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 08:55:28 PM »
Im restoring this 77 cruising wagon. Was looking in the shop manual and couldn't find it so thought it was missing but you cleared that up thanks.

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