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8/28/18 1:47pm - Reply: 'Re: R12 vs R134'
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Potomac, MD - USA

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1982 CE

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Like I said, they haven't been around in years.
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8/28/18 11:52pm - Reply: 'Re: R12 vs R134'
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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F4Gary said: I couldn't find Auto Frost.  Link?



refrigerantsinc.comrefrigerantsinc.com Did this on my phone so this may not be active but it's basically refrigerantsinc.com. Edit: this doesn't take you to the same place that the Google link did. Here's a screenshot of the page that the Google search took me to that also has refrigerants inc.com on it but states that it's Auto Frost products.




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8/29/18 9:39pm - Reply: 'Re: R12 vs R134'
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Hillsborough, NJ - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary, red leather interior, 17000 miles, AM/FM/8-track player, L-48, auto, mirrored T-tops, alloy wheels, Goodyear GT Radial tires

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Glad I opted to keep the R-12. Found a shop fairly local that was able to do the job. A/C dryer, manifold hoses (small leak), drained and flushed the unit getting some crap out of the system, some fresh R-12 and I'm good to go. Correct that it wasn't cheap but the A/C is working better than it has in many years. The car actually stayed cool on a 90 degree day. To me, worth the money, as this was definitely above my skill level. Thanks again for all the opinions and assistance to help me make a decision.

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8/29/18 10:30pm - Reply: 'Re: R12 vs R134'
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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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Glad it worked out for you. Another item I have seen on various forums a while back was to increase the performance by swapping out the blower motor for one from a C4 and adding a 3/4 inch spacer between it and the firewall.

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10/16/18 11:20am - Reply: 'Re: R12 vs R134'
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Houston, TX - USA

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1975 Corvette Convertible Steel Blue/Blue L48, A/C, Auto

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For reference, here's another link for a similar replacement product:

http://www.frostycool.com/copy-of-frostycool-12a-refrigerant-18-oz-equivalent-1x-can/
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10/16/18 3:26pm - Reply: 'Re: R12 vs R134'
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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

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What ever is done to the system, make sure it is checked for leaks first.
No matter what you use, you don't want it to leak out.


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