330 Ignition and A/C
330 Ignition and A/C
I started routing the ignition wires through the newly painted spark plug wire tubes after installing the insulating grommets. I also put a fresh coat of paint on the heads between the intake runners now that everything was test fitted and ready to be permanently installed.
With decent progress on the engine, I had to turn my attention to prepping the car to receive the engine and one big item I needed to address was the air conditioning system. The owner has been wanting to get the air conditioning system working ever since he bought his car, but after my initial inspection, I knew it was not going to be so simple.
The car came with a factory installed system, but the system was not hooked up properly to have ever worked in it’s current condition. In other words, the hoses were connected with hose clamps and would have never worked with the pressures found on a functional air conditioning system! I had to inventory what we had, and what we would need to start resurrecting the system. The dryer unit was open to the atmosphere so probably ruined, so a new one would need to be sourced. I will upgrade this system to 134a to be kinder to the environment, but new fittings will have to be fitted and adapted between the new parts and the old parts. New hoses will have to purchased, cut to length, and crimped to the new fittings. Some of these hoses will have to be installed before the engine gets installed because access is limited in the engine compartment. After all this is done, I’ll have the system evacuated, and filled with new refrigerant to see if the compressor even works! Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
Save the Date! The 7th Annual Radcliffe/Tomyang.net Spring Car Show Saturday May 3rd 2014 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Introduction of the 330GT!
Spectators are free, but Registration of show cars are limited for a small fee. Details can be found on the Radcliffe Website.
You can also Richard Garre at:
12340 Owings Mills Boulevard
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
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