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Everything you need to upgrade the engine compartment a/c components of a factory air-conditioned 70-71 Barracuda and Cuda models with a Big Block engine.
SKU: 22-314-BB-a
Make: PLYMOUTH
$825.00
excluding shipping

Engineered specifically for your 70-71 Plymouth Barracuda and Cuda models with a Big Block V8 engine (361, 383, 400, 413, 426, 440) and factory a/c.

Classic Auto Air's affordable engine compartment upgrade kit will not only help you save on horsepower, give you better fuel economy and performance, allow for a continuous duty rating of 6,000 RPM and save half the weight of the stock compressor, but it'll look cool in the process as well! It's also exactly what you need when converting your air conditioning system from to 134a!

 WHY UPGRADE TO A ROTARY COMPRESSOR?

  • Reduce shaft seal leak problems associated with the stock compressor.
  • Majority of conversion from the old R12 to newer 134a.  For more information on converting to 134a, CLICK HERE.
  • Save horsepower.
  • Improve fuel economy.
  • Continuous duty rating of 6,000 RPM.
  • Modernize appearance.

WHAT DOES AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT UPGRADE KIT INCLUDE?

  • Rotary compressor
  • Compressor mounting bracket.
  • Suction & Discharge hoses**
  • Liquid (High Pressure) Lines
  • Direct Replacement parallel-flow high-performance condenser.
  • Condenser Mounts and/or Brackets
  • Expansion valve 
  • Drier
  • Thermostat
  • O-rings & hardware.
  • All the tech support you need.

NOTE - For factory air-conditioning equipped vehicles only.

 **Suction & Discharge hoses are supplied with one end open on each, along with the appropriate ends or hose openings. Trim to fit and either clamp or crimp new fittings on locally or send to us and we'll crimp & return them for free.

Original Air Group's affordable & easy to install high performance rotary compressor upgrade kit will not only help you save on horsepower, give you better fuel economy and performance, allow for a continuous duty rating of 6,000 RPM and save half the weight of the stock compressor, but it'll look cool in the process as well! It's also a great start to converting your air conditioning system from the old R12 refrigerant to the newer 134a! Kit includes rotary compressor, compressor mounting brackets, suction & discharge hoses, filter-drier, thermostat, o-rings & hardware and all the tech support you need. For factory air-conditioning equipped vehicles only. Pulleys are additional, if needed. NOTE - Suction & Discharge hoses are supplied with one end open on each, along with the appropriate ends or hose openings. Trim to fit and either clamp or crimp new fittings on locally or send to us and we'll crimp & return them for free.

Engineered specifically for your 70-71 Plymouth Barracuda and Cuda models with a Big Block V8 engine (361, 383, 400, 413, 426, 440) and factory a/c.

Classic Auto Air's affordable engine compartment upgrade kit will not only help you save on horsepower, give you better fuel economy and performance, allow for a continuous duty rating of 6,000 RPM and save half the weight of the stock compressor, but it'll look cool in the process as well! It's also exactly what you need when converting your air conditioning system from to 134a!

 WHY UPGRADE TO A ROTARY COMPRESSOR?

  • Reduce shaft seal leak problems associated with the stock compressor.
  • Majority of conversion from the old R12 to newer 134a.  For more information on converting to 134a, CLICK HERE.
  • Save horsepower.
  • Improve fuel economy.
  • Continuous duty rating of 6,000 RPM.
  • Modernize appearance.

WHAT DOES AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT UPGRADE KIT INCLUDE?

  • Rotary compressor
  • Compressor mounting bracket.
  • Suction & Discharge hoses**
  • Liquid (High Pressure) Lines
  • Direct Replacement parallel-flow high-performance condenser.
  • Condenser Mounts and/or Brackets
  • Expansion valve 
  • Drier
  • Thermostat
  • O-rings & hardware.
  • All the tech support you need.

NOTE - For factory air-conditioning equipped vehicles only.

 **Suction & Discharge hoses are supplied with one end open on each, along with the appropriate ends or hose openings. Trim to fit and either clamp or crimp new fittings on locally or send to us and we'll crimp & return them for free.

Original Air Group's affordable & easy to install high performance rotary compressor upgrade kit will not only help you save on horsepower, give you better fuel economy and performance, allow for a continuous duty rating of 6,000 RPM and save half the weight of the stock compressor, but it'll look cool in the process as well! It's also a great start to converting your air conditioning system from the old R12 refrigerant to the newer 134a! Kit includes rotary compressor, compressor mounting brackets, suction & discharge hoses, filter-drier, thermostat, o-rings & hardware and all the tech support you need. For factory air-conditioning equipped vehicles only. Pulleys are additional, if needed. NOTE - Suction & Discharge hoses are supplied with one end open on each, along with the appropriate ends or hose openings. Trim to fit and either clamp or crimp new fittings on locally or send to us and we'll crimp & return them for free.

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CONVERTING MOPARS TO 134a

Until 1995, most cars with air conditioning used R-12 Freon refrigerant that is said to have a negative side effect of damaging the ozone layer and is no longer produced in most countries. since then, the industry standard has been R134a, which is an efficient replacement.  Contrary to popular belief, most cars originally equipped with R-12 can be converted to 134a and still keep you just as cool.

1962 & Newer Systems - Minimum Requirements

  • Change or restore the filter-drier.

  • Drain the compressor oil and recharge with 134a compatible oil. (PAG or Ester Oil)

  • Insure that the system is clean and free of contaminants (Depending on component condition, this may be a simple matter of blowing out with compressed air or liquid flushing with an air-conditioning flushing agent)

  • Replace or restore all rubber hoses with barrier hose.

  • Remove EPR valve from compressor’s suction port

  • Install thermostat.

  • Charge with 134a between 70-80% of the original R12 charge amount.

  • Replace any o-rings with 134a compatible.

HELPFUL HINTS

  • Ignore the sight-glass. A properly charged 134a system will likely show bubbles in the sight-glass.

  • Typical 134a charge rate will be approximately 70-80% of the factory R12 charge amount.

Products specifications
Manufacturer PLYMOUTH
Model BARRACUDA
Category UPGRADE KITS
Category COMPRESSORS & PARTS
Category COMPRESSOR MOUNTING
Category HOSES, FITTINGS & LINES
Category FILTER-DRIERS & ACCUMULATORS
Category CONDENSERS & PARTS
Years 70
Years 71
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