Jan 8th, 04, 10:07 AM
Looking at a hard line for AC system for a 69 camaro on E-bay. item #2453047138
Where the rubber hose attaches to the hard line they crimp it. Can a new hose be crimped in there, or is it a one time deal?
Jan 8th, 04, 12:54 PM
It's a one time deal. In order to get the hose off you have to slit the metal sleeve (the crimped part) that fits over the tube down the middle. You can use the tube itself over, and get new sleeves but the new crimping dies do not look the same as the old ones.
Make sure that's a small block camaro fitting. Mine has a complete 180 degree bend (see the picture in my signature), this one only has about 150 degree bend.
Jan 9th, 04, 08:21 AM
Thanks Mark, it didn't look like you could re-use it but I thought I would ask.
I'm in no hurry anyway, need heat not AC right now.