Seeking Advice Concerning Replacing the A/C Hoses on a 'Goose

I think any good A/C shop can easily do it. The tricky bit is under the gas tank, you will have to remove it. I would definitely get references. I have yet to find a good A/C shop, so I just bought the tools myself . (hose crimpers, etc, about $300).  I hope you can find a shop to trust, it is all simple American fittings and hose.  Don't let them convince you to switch to R-134, pay the extra for R12 like stock.

How difficult is it to get them to feed through the door sills?  anyone have pics of  that area?  

I found this pic of 8MA634, is the area circled in red where they come out?8MA634SWheel1m2015Drew

I hadn't thought about the issue of removing the fuel tank...  I've done it a few times, so that's not an issue.  Perhaps I could buy the hoses, feed them through and get the tank back in and drive it to the shop and have them put the fittings on and pull the vacuum, etc...  I'll definitely be sticking with R12, I spent a ridiculous amount of $$$ trying to get R-134a working right in my '66 230SL only to get "mildly cool" air out of it...  ended up ripping it all out in frustration.

Can shops in the US put in R12 if you supply it?

Thanks,

MH

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Yeah, Mike, dragging the hoses thru there is not easy..But yes, its like childbirth---Possible even though logic says otherwise. Suggest lathering the hoses with soap.  I cannot remember if pulling one at a time was better than both at once--Lee 

I just realized, that if you are going to "rehose" the Mangusta, I recommend these adapters.
There is a much larger selection  of modern, o-ring style end fitting for A/C hoses than the older flare style. It is cheaper, and less likely to leak by using new o-ring style hose ends, with flare adapters to the original A/C unit and components.

Once the hoses are connected, they are indistinguishable from the originals.

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