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post #46 of 98 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 12:26 PM
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condenser mounting

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Why use isolators to mount the condenser? I don't think I've see that before.

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Murphy's law strikes again. I ordered the crimping tool Monday and was expecting it today. I call them to get a tracking number (you would think they would automatically send one which made me nervous) so I called and they first said "what order" then they said it was backordered and they just got them in today, hummmmm and it will be here next Wednesday. Bottom line is no hooking up lines this weekend. Car sure does run good though and NO leaks!

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Isolation mounts! hey this is a good idea. As you may know I just installed the same condensor - so I might take it out and re-install it using your method - well done.

I don't think you should need to remove the radiator to get your hoses on the condensor though - there is probably just enough room to work in.
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me too

I installed the same condenser too, last night. Still curious why isolation mounts may be of help. Even full of coolant these aluminum condenser don't weigh much. It's a great idea, just not sure of the reasoning. Great pics!

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I thought about that when doing this and didn't want any unecessary forces if any twisting the condenser. Although it will probably never happen but having worked at a chemical plant for 30 years walking around photographing reactors filled with ethylene gas at 30,000 psig reacting with a catalyst to make polyethylene I tend to over engineer things at times. Vibration and corrosion were the causes of just about all the major incidents over the years. As far as taking the radiatior out, it is so easy and I can approach from both sides for access to the hoses it just seems eaiser. I'll have a beadlock hose crimper if anyone wants to do their own.

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nice

Well said, my condenser is in but not tightened up. I will take a look at maybe including the isolators. Good tip. D

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They are cheap and can be bought individually from McMasterCarr.com My favorite store on the internet
I'm still trying to figure out why I used white wire that sticks out like a sore thumb

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider

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Time to put this thread to bed. Got the unit charged today at a friends shop. He did it by the book with a really cool SnapOn roll around cart. No leaks! Getting 68 deg F at the vents and it's 102 outside. Took me awhile to realize I needed to close the side dash vents While it was apart I took the opportunity to fix some road nicks on the edges of the hood and front and re shot the hood with 3 more coats of clear. This one turned out better than all the rest. So the trunk air does work, amazing having a GTV with good air, simply amazing.





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71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
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1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
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1974 GTV
1974 GTV
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Nice installation.

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Something weird is going on with the last photo because it looks like the fan belt pulley for the aircon has fallen off or something. I'm talking about the pulley above the engine fan.

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And how is the engine cooling doing in your hot weather?
Especially in slow, stop/go traffic. Any overheating?
Also, any problems with output from your alternator? I remember that you have the OEM 45amp.
Your temp drop is similiar to what I get. Not bad. With A/C blowing it makes the car OK to drive on such hot days.

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This morning it was rock steady at 175 in town and on the road, yesterday in the afternoon hottest part of the day it was just above that but I had also put in a new motor and had not topped off the coolant. I haven't really experienced any city afternoon hottest part of the day driving yet but I'll post on that when I do. The difference is night and day. The car being such a greenhouse it is still comfortable. I'd wager it would be even cooler if the widows were tinted even just a little. No real wind noise with the new weatherstripping either!
I haven't checked the bat voltage with everything running but the car still starts with gusto so the battery isn't going down but I will check voltages. The car did have air when new and the alternator must have worked ok then, I guess
The high side of the compressor is 250 psi and the low side is 30 psi according to the snapon machine. I'll post a shot of the trunk shortly.s
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and yes I'll nail down the battery

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider

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O and on the pulley looking weird, a 12mm lens tends to do weird stuff like that. 12 to 24 actually but shot at 12

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

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2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider

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Very nice work - well done. You've given me a little more motivation to finally finish my unit off before this summer starts
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