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Post by adamwilkes » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:01 pm

Am amazed that Propane has such uses - I always assumed it was just for burning :lol: Fascinating project :D


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Post by Datsundrew » Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:35 pm

Yes I was surprised, but thinking Back at school with the school huts, the gas bottles often had frost on them when it wasn’t that cold, so it makes sense.



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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:33 pm

So the next part was to get the gas in. Having used the vac pump to vac the system....this is to pump out the air in the system, and gives a check for leaks. It was left for 30 mins, with no loss of vacuum. The gas canister was then connected up and gas released into the system on the low side of the system up to around 30 psi, then with the engine started the compressor now engaged more was added.
It was interesting as once the low side reached around 25-30 psi, and around 150 psi on the high side, the engine note changed, the belt chirped slightly and frost appeared on the inlet of the compressor, so I left it at that pressure.



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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 pm

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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:43 pm

Having air con in the Volvo has totally transformed it! My partner went to Glastonbury for a day trip on the hottest day of the year, beginning of August, and took it to test.
Having been parked all day in the sun, it was apparently unbearably hot.....dark car, black leather seats etc, So this was a good test!
He arrived home an hour later, and as he reversed into the drive all the windows were closed, and when he got out said ‘bloody hell its hot out here!’ :D :D



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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:48 pm

Now anyone following this thread will know that I now have some air con bits left over, and the plan was to do the scimitar. Originally I though this would be a doddle as the Mercedes engine has a mounting for an air con pump, and I had the mounting and the pump....Easy!?? Errr, no. I got the scim over the pit in the garage and soon realised that the chassis and engine clearance wouldn’t allow it.



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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:58 pm

Another place would have to be found to mount the compressor, and this wouldn’t be easy. The only place due to limited space would have to be up at the top somewhere, and with a lot of thought I decided the best option would be to relocate the fuel filter assembly, and try to squeeze the compressor in it’s place.
I have a spare engine in the garage which was ideal for doing mock ups and creating a bracket to mount it. The problem being that there are 6 bolts on the block for the bracket to bolt on to, plus within this bracket the power steering pump mounts! Nightmare.
Lots of tacking, grinding, starting again etc, and it took me a courgette days to actually get this thing made, and of course on top of all this the belt has to line up with the other pulleys!



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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:59 pm

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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:03 pm

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Post by philhoward » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:13 pm

Always the way - go to put a small thing in a big gap and it suddenly grows by 100%.

That’s what I found.. :oops:


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Post by Datsundrew » Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:21 pm

Yes, you’re right there Phil!



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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:57 pm

Finally after much messing, the compressor was fitted, it’s very snug, and there is certainly an order in which to do the bolts up....I may have to write myself a manual for air con service lol.
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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:03 pm

With this fitted, I was then able to work out the belt length I needed. The top idler pulley for the belt was originally ribbed so the belt ran over it between the alternator and the power steering pump, this is there to break up the long length between the two I assumed. By using a smooth larger pulley, I was able to have the belt go underneath and upwards and so guide the belt past the top hose (just!!!) and then over the compressor. Doing it this way gives lots of belt contact with compressor pulley so no way it’ll slip.



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Post by Datsundrew » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:05 pm

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