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      Not a problem.

      If you have compressed air source, you probably can't beat this pump.

      Air Conditioner Venturi Type AC Vacuum Pump R12 R134a - Amazon.com


      If you do not have an air source, then this one is reasonably priced.

      FJC 6905 Vacuum Pump 1.5 cfm : Amazon.com : Automotive


      Here's a cheap gauge set with adapters.

      R134A Brass Manifold Gauge Set with Couplers - Amazon.com


      and a R-134A can adapter for use with the gauges

      R134a Can Ta : Amazon.com : Automotive

      But like I said earlier, you may be better suited to just getting a few of the R-134A cans that already have a gauge hooked to/built onto them. Probably double the money of the standard can of freon, but then you won't have a set of gauges collecting dust. I have 4 personal vehicles and maintain a fleet of 55 vehicles, as well as my bosses musclecar fleet (6 cars), and rarely use either set of my a/c gauges. Just food for thought.

      Let me know which way you decide to go with the actual charging of your system, and I'll try to type something up for you this weekend.

      You also have good old Harbor Freight....

      http://www.harborfreight.com/a-c-manifold-gauge-set-92649.html

      or the gauged cans of freon:

      http://www.harborfreight.com/18-oz-arctic-freeze-refrigerant-with-dispenser-and-gauge-97275.html

      and a vacuum pump, cheaper than Amazon, if you have air compressor at home, half price and looks the same as one above:

      http://www.harborfreight.com/air-vacuum-pump-with-r134a-and-r12-connectors-96677.html

      or if not...

      http://www.harborfreight.com/25-cfm-vacuum-pump-98076.html

      The HF stuff would be fine for hobbyist use IMHO...:thumbsup:
       
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      Not a problem.

      If you have compressed air source, you probably can't beat this pump.

      Air Conditioner Venturi Type AC Vacuum Pump R12 R134a - Amazon.com


      If you do not have an air source, then this one is reasonably priced.

      FJC 6905 Vacuum Pump 1.5 cfm : Amazon.com : Automotive


      Here's a cheap gauge set with adapters.

      R134A Brass Manifold Gauge Set with Couplers - Amazon.com


      and a R-134A can adapter for use with the gauges

      R134a Can Ta : Amazon.com : Automotive

      But like I said earlier, you may be better suited to just getting a few of the R-134A cans that already have a gauge hooked to/built onto them. Probably double the money of the standard can of freon, but then you won't have a set of gauges collecting dust. I have 4 personal vehicles and maintain a fleet of 55 vehicles, as well as my bosses musclecar fleet (6 cars), and rarely use either set of my a/c gauges. Just food for thought.

      Let me know which way you decide to go with the actual charging of your system, and I'll try to type something up for you this weekend.

      You also have good old Harbor Freight....

      http://www.harborfreight.com/a-c-manifold-gauge-set-92649.html

      or the gauged cans of freon:

      http://www.harborfreight.com/18-oz-arctic-freeze-refrigerant-with-dispenser-and-gauge-97275.html

      and a vacuum pump, cheaper than Amazon, if you have air compressor at home:

      http://www.harborfreight.com/air-vacuum-pump-with-r134a-and-r12-connectors-96677.html

      or if not...

      http://www.harborfreight.com/25-cfm-vacuum-pump-98076.html

      The HF stuff would be fine for hobbyist use IMHO...:thumbsup:
      Ok and thank you.

      This last part of the job was sorta making me wonder what the heck was needed. I am good with the fabrication stuff and the more "mechanical in nature" kind of work. Physically converting the non air car firewall to factory air was pretty easy ( though time consuming) for me. I just sort of visualized how to make the modifications using a sheet metal adapter plate. I just generated the step by step procedure for myself during the mechanical part of the A/C conversion. I seem to be able to work in that environment. I guess that having gone to engineering school indicates an "aptitude" for that sort of work?

      With the A/C charge task I need to have the step by step info and the little "only gained by experience tips" spelled out.

      I will look this stuff over and make some decisions then we can talk again. I am getting close to "Charge Day" but there are a few details I must check out and some general behind the dash functions that I must test out before that charge happens. A lot of things had to be moved, massaged and or "adjusted" during the install and I need to be sure all the "buried behind________" things are right before I button the thing up completely. If I missed something or screwed something up that I can test and find now BEFORE I close everything up I avoid going backward later.

      One thing right now ...I have to put some "O" rings into the connection points. I think I need to put some sort of lube on those rings when I install them. What should I get at the Auto Parts store? Can't put that part of the job to bed until I know what lube to use. I have the green rings for R134. and the compressor is a Sanden ..not that that should matter: lube is lube..right?
       
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