Re: Hose Wizard A/C system questions
1. Useful Mustang Info for the detailed drawings. There are several links.
2. Do not tinker with anything you know nothing about.
3. Get an expert to install the system and charge it up.
If it has been sitting it will need to be vacuumed out and pressure tested, plus the AC compressor can develop DANGEROUS! pressure levels if something is plugged up.
I learned this the hard way and managed to survive the experience, you may not be so lucky.
I was working on a 73 Maverick with a friend.
Neither of us knew much about the AC system, but we were just going to recharge it so we thought we'd be ok.
Unknown to us an "accumulator bag" or something had failed within the system and plugged up the high pressure side of the system.
About the time my friend noticed his gauges had pegged at 500 psi, the car engine pulled down and died and a hose fitting blew apart sending fragments flying everywhere.
We were extremely lucky we didn't get hit.