AC hoses for 1960's and 70's cars

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  1. thecarnut

    thecarnut Formula 3
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    I am trying to find a source for the air conditioner hoses used on the Indy, Ghibli, Bora, Khamsin, Merak, etc. According to Stuart at MIE these hoses were made of Nyla-Flow (1/2" and 3/8") but he has been unable to source them.

    Does anybody have a source for these hoses?

    Ivan
     
  2. vlasic ludovic

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  3. Mexico074

    Mexico074 Formula Junior

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    Hi Ivan...

    Have you tried Vintage Air or Classic Auto Air?.. One of them used to be in Tampa.
    In fact, the black Ghibli coupe that was at Amelia a couple of years ago was owned
    by one of the founders of Classic Auto Air (Al Sedita) .

    Mike
     
  4. staatsof

    staatsof Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Why bother with that old spec stuff?

    Get modern spec stuff and reutilize your old fittings.
     
  5. chriskindl

    chriskindl Rookie

    Apr 2, 2010
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    Hello Ivan,

    I was able to source the nylaflow material some years ago and will check availability again. The lettering is a bit different and is grey not yellow as on the most old nylaflow lines.

    the advantages of nylaflow are:

    # less weight compared to rubber hoses
    # less aging
    # resistant to R12 and R134 etc.
    # smaller outer diameter compared to rubber hoses
    # period correct

    Which diameter do you need?

    Best greeting from Berlin,
    Marek

     
  6. thecarnut

    thecarnut Formula 3
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    Hi Marek

    I may have found a source in the USA. I am travelling his week and will investigate next week. I am looking for the low pressure hose, which is the larger diameter

    Ivan
     
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  8. Luis A.

    Luis A. Karting

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    Ivan, did you ever find the lines?

    Luis
     
  9. thecarnut

    thecarnut Formula 3
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    I never found the lines.

    Ivan
     

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