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Walt,

$100.00 I can probably spare. My fan shroud is in good shape. You may
say my condensor is fine. The dehydrator or whatever it is in the
wheel well is toast. I have no idea what condition my evaporator is
in. The condensor pulley spins freely and if I grab the front part
and rotate it by hand it is not siezed. It feels ok. I've no idea
about any internal seals though. They may be shot.

I hope that helps make a preliminary assesment.

Re, accomodations: The travel trailer sounds great. If the weather
were warmer I'd probably be staying at KOA cabins on the way down.
All I need is a horizontal surface to sleep and a place to clean up
when I wake.

We're kind of getting split up here. Andrei is lining up shop space
in Ft. Myers but you (understandably) want to work at home. We need
to figure this out.

Rich A.

--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Walter Coe" <Whalt@xxxx> wrote:
> > What? Did we suddenly move the location to south
> Louisiana?
>
> Eh, mosquitoes are the least of the worry here.  It's those
> damn yellow flies (horse flies, deer flies,
> whatever-you-call-them flies).  They suck your blood, and
> they aren't very nice about it.  But they don't really come
> out until mid April which coincidently coincides with a
> special date for the IRS.  I got this cool propane powered
> mosquito/deer fly catcher which I'll have fired up in
> advance.
>
> I'm open to meeting just about anywhere.  But if I work on
> any cars then I'm a lot more efficient using my own tool
> chest which is too big to take anywhere.
>
> Rich, since your standards are a lot lower than I supposed
> (and I'm really ashamed to offer this :-) you & whoever else
> are welcome to camp out in the Coachman travel trailer I
> have in my yard.  It's got heat, a/c, kitchen, bath, etc.
> Technically it is supposed to sleep 6, but that's only if
> you're real friendly.  Otherwise it sleeps 4.  I sleep in
> the house.
>
> It would suck to have you drive all this far and not get
> your a/c fixed.  The cheapest option to get it working is to
> flush it out, replace the orifice & accumulator and charge
> it with R134a.  At least with this route you would be able
> to see leaks show up as oily spots and just keep topping it
> off as needed with more refrigerant & oil.  That should be
> under $100 in parts, but reliability and environmental
> friendliness may suffer accordingly.  In order for the
> condenser & radiator to work decently, the radiator shroud
> needs to be in place and not broken.
>
> Andrei, here is a link to Snap-On's version of the a/c
> crimper tool & dies.  If you cut & paste it to one line, it
> should work:
> http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/Pro.asp?tool=all&Group_ID=139
> 98&Group_name=Hydraulic+A%2FC+Hose+Crimping+Tool&Cat_ID=2168
> 368&Cat_NAME=Air+Conditioning&Sub_Cat_ID=2168424&Sub_Cat_NAM
> E=R%2D134A+And+R%2D12+Service+Equipment&store=snapon-store
>
> The kit for $908.95 would have everything, but we really
> only need the jig and dies for 5/8" and 13/32" sized for
> barrier hoses.  But with Rich's budget, we may not be
> replacing hoses anyway.
>
> Walt



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