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Old November 16th, 2021, 15:23
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Pics are needed!!

But I still appreciate hearing you are making progress.

Anak,
Is there anything in particular you want to see?
Iím home now for a week or so.
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Old November 16th, 2021, 20:15
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Just curious to see the progress. And I like details.

What did it take to plumb the AC? Did lines have to be fabricated or were there stock lines for a certain application that did the trick?

And I would love to see how the hood develops.
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Old November 19th, 2021, 15:58
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I took the Jeep to a radiator shop that can make custom lines for the AC. They basically just connected the needed Jeep side components to the Chevy compressor.



Some heating and bending of the tubes was needed.
The shop charged me for 5 hours of labor to make 4 hoses and charge the system.
I donít know if that is a good deal or not but I am happy to have AC again!
They did recommend that I wrap some of the exhaust pipes to prevent one of the closer lines from overheating so Iíll do that this weekend.
I am also going to instal a Off-road Only Sway-Lock dual rate sway bar.
I will probably put that on a new thread since I donít see one for that instal.
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Old November 19th, 2021, 19:55
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Man.

That looks like an intimidating nest of snakes.

But I also appreciate a functional HVAC system.

Be cautious about wrapping the exhaust system. Too much of that insulation can end up damaging your exhaust pipes, particularly if you are using the fiberglass fabric material. The dimpled aluminum material is better as it will allow airflow between itself and the exhaust pipe. Best would be to make a stainless heat shield out of tubing that is of 1/4" larger diameter, but that gets more complicated as it needs to have stand-offs on the inside, and if it is on a bend it needs to have been bent on the same radius as the exhaust pipe. Just do the best you can to avoid creating an oven for that section of exhaust pipe.
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Old November 19th, 2021, 23:28
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The intercooler, pump, and reservoir add a few lines that would otherwise not be there. The wiring actually takes up a lot of space too. If I were to do it again, which I wonít, I would have been more efficient with bundling wires to clean things up.

I only wrapped about 6Ē of one of the header pipes where it was close to the ac line.
I didnít touch the rest. Is that a problem? Or would it make sense to wrap the ac line instead?
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