Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:37 am

TRINARY SWITCH WIRING:
Ed sent me some really detailed text about how to do this but I still was not 100% sure of myself. This video explains with pictures what is really going on, and with this and Eds explanation, it was able to make its way through my thick skull. Hope this helps others.
1978 Jeep Wagoneer

401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Stuka » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:40 am

Fixed your YouTube link for you. You just want the code at the end of the URL in the tags.
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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by irondawg » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:16 am

This is excellent! I'm really close to starting my setup. I'm going to get the p/s and hydroboost brakes done first and then work on the a/c. Thanks for all the fine pictures and you've given me a lot of ideas!

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:02 pm

The a/c system is charged. I did it at the house and believe it is really close to the 28 ounces, Vintage Air recommends. If anyone wants to comment on these numbers, I would like to hear your opinion.
Ambient air 84 F
humidity 80%
L/side 15
H/side 210
40 F out of center vent med blower speed
This was at 1500 rpm, with a fan blowing on condenser.

Just sitting at idle with no shop fan blowing on condenser, 30/35 low side, 225/240 high side. The electric fan would not come on unless I blocked the front of the condenser with a piece of cardboard. Once the high side pressure made it to 254, the fan kicked on until the pressure went down to about 210. 40 F out the center vents.
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1978 Jeep Wagoneer

401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box


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Post by sonoraed » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:43 pm

Those numbers really are quite good, looks like you nailed it, congrats.


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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by RamJetFSJ » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:39 am

Nice! Can’t wait to get mine charged, still waiting on the right length v belt to arrive.
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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by GeorgeTurner12345 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:27 pm

Full Size Jeeper wrote:
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Then I used a jigsaw to cut across from hole to hole. I need all that length so we have room to slide the 90 degree bent heater hose on to the heater core.
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How the jigsaw was good enough for making this kind of Hole?

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:28 pm

I used a metal hole punch tool. Here is a pick of it attached to a half inch drive ratchet. A friend had this tool, so I did not have to buy it.
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401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

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Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:33 pm

Here is what the tool looks like. It's called a sheet metal hole punch.
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401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box


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Post by sonoraed » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:38 pm

I think their called a rotabroch (prolly spelled wrong) makes really clean holes.
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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:57 pm

Hey Ed, Just about done, really the only major thing left is the headliner. Waiting for warmer weather to get that done. Here are a few pics of what she looks like. AC and heat is working great! We went with carbon fiber, we wanted it to look a little bit more sporty.
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401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:59 pm

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1978 Jeep Wagoneer

401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:00 pm

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1978 Jeep Wagoneer

401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:04 pm

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1978 Jeep Wagoneer

401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box

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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by Full Size Jeeper » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:05 pm

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1978 Jeep Wagoneer

401/turbo 400 transmission Quadra-Trac BW1339 (with Low) 4" Rusty's lift with 31" Summit Mud Dawgs

Mods:
Fuel Tank, Red Holley Electric Fuel Pump, Razor Grill, Rebuilt steering box


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Re: Vintage Air install on 78 Wagoneer

Post by sonoraed » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:39 pm

Really is beautiful, can tell lots of thought went into your creation, well done my friend


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