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    Hello, Minnesota USA

    Congratulations Steve - I think you made a good choice. Sorry for the slight hi-jack. Welcome Mitch. Dave L
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    From what I've been able to determine, electric compressors are rated at start-up current which is high. The unit I purchased is 33 amps, 49 amps is really high. However, running current is supposed to be much less - I just haven't been able to determine how much less. I spoke with Jay at...
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    New member in the UK

    Hi Mike and welcome! I'm also a Europa owner - '73 TCS with NG3 gearbox and 4AGE-20V (being put back together) and the rear of a '74 TCS (crashed front) and front of a '72 TC (burned rear) - soon to be joined to become "crash and burn"! What are you doing with your Europa? Dave L
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    Sorry Dave but the car is still in pieces. Maybe next summer. Dave L
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    Dean's GT-R build thread

    Dean - Looking very good. Have you considered using Vintage Air's E-Z Clip system (http://www.vintageair.com/Instructions2013/907002.pdf) for the AC hoses? I'm using it on my Lotus project and it is pretty slick - and more convenient that taking them in to be crimped. Regards, Dave L
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    Thanks Randy. It isn't Lizard Skin, just battleship grey paint that my painter had around. Merry Christmas to you as well - AZ looks like fun! Rod - It is a DC unit. I'll post how well it works once I finally finish the car! Regards, Dave L
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    Well, it only took me 6 months to get back to working on the car! The electric compressor and associated controller are mounted in the front boot of the Europa. I also did my first DIY AC hose using the E-Z Clip System from Vintage Air/Aeroquip - very slick. More hose work tomorrow, need to...
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    Mitch Krause's RCR GT40 Build

    Randy - Congratulations on your pending retirement! Even if you are busy once you retire, hopefully it will be due to things you CHOOSE to do rather than what work tends to force on a person. I envy you. That looks like quite the winter home! I've visited AZ in the summer and wouldn't...
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    Eric's SLC Project Code Name "Grifter"

    Eric - I'm sorry to see that you have to sell the car after putting so much time and effort into the build. That being said, it sounds like you are doing it for the right reasons. I wish you luck and hope you are able to get your asking price - it's all in finding the right buyer. I have no...
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    Fatal GT40 Accident - Please tell me this is not Toms RCR GT40

    Very sad news. Hopefully, his family can take some comfort in knowing that he is in a better place. My thoughts are with them. Dave L
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    Eric's SLC Project Code Name "Grifter"

    Eric - Hugo is my old stomping grounds! I still periodically buy parts from that shop but haven't used them for service in some time - I would imagine they were somewhat shocked to see what you drove in! Seeing the houses in your pics are you anywhere near 159th Street? I lived on 159th until...
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    I have the unit in my shop but haven't had time to do anything with it. The compressor unit is very small but I spoke with Sean at SHM and he assured me that it will be more than enough for the small cockpit of the Lotus. I'll report back once I have had a chance to work on it. Dave L
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    Randy - It is possible. I know these use a 3 phase motor per Sean Hyland. The amp figures are also accurate with the smaller capacity unit having a higher amp draw on start-up. Rather than spending the time and effort to try and figure out how to make my own I just bit the bullet and bought...
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    Randy - Someday maybe. I hardly have time to work on the car........ Dave L
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    Electric A/C Compressor

    OK, well that is pretty small too. These units are a little more than 7" tall to the top of the highest fitting and the tank is a little over 4.5" in diameter. When I think about what it could cost to fit an AC compressor to the engine I'm using with the space I have available, the hoses...
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