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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2014, 04:38:22 PM »
Any update on those ctsv lines?
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2014, 08:51:30 PM »
Any update on those ctsv lines?

I think progress on those lines will be measured in months not days or weeks unfortunately. Vito's car is at Jordan Innovation's shop which must be incredibly busy because after being in queue for several months they haven't even started apparently.

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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2014, 09:25:09 PM »
I have run out of patients waiting for this to get done as see if it works. So I bit the bullet and bought a new cts compressor and stock lines. With any luck I will be picking it up Friday and gettin' er done the same day, assuming I can figure out how to braze, you tube makes it look easy.

I can''t see why it won't work, but I can't see how lots of things don't work and somehow they still don't work.

Oh well I will let you all know how it goes
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2014, 10:34:07 AM »
Sorry I couldn't help push this along faster for you Matt. This whole thing was kinda out of my hands as I don't personally own a LS3.

I think the biggest thing with brazing is getting the temperature high enough on the aluminum (which coincidentally likes to dissipate heat). I couldn't do it with a MAP torch. You're probably going to need oxygen or acetylene.

Here's a source to get braze on male beadlock fittings:

http://autoacfittings.com/Male-Insert-O-Ring-Nut-Aluminum_c223.htm

Vito hadn't gotten to a place where he was ready to order the fittings above but I do remember him mentioning that he felt like the CTSV hardlines had approximately the same outer diameter. This is a little unusual from what I normally adapt to as I can normally expect a #10 (7/8") compressor outlet and a #8 (3/4") inlet. If the inlet and outlet are the same size you'll either need a braze on nut that steps up or down, or the low side hose might have to have a new fitting crimped on.

Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2014, 12:42:52 PM »
are those aluminum braze nut common? Or should I have ordered them a week ago?
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2014, 01:07:03 PM »
I don't see them for sale online very often but I'd think you could get them at any ac shop that works with aluminum hardline.

Personally I wouldn't buy anything else until you get your hand on those ctsv lines and measure the hardline ODs.

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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2014, 04:30:12 PM »
Just thought I would leave these here
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2014, 04:40:45 PM »
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2014, 04:44:16 PM »
Niiice! I'll have to forward a few folks here. Looks like they couldn't get a direct braze on connector, which I imagine is due to the odd hardline OD on the stock hardlines, so they just tigged on #8 and #10 fittings from some other doner hardlines? This is a great reference point for folks wanting to run LS3's with CTSV compressors.

I appreciate you posting the pics and rooting for some good news because you deserve a damn win haha  :cheers:

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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2014, 04:59:04 PM »
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2014, 07:15:14 PM »
Nice!

I just had my CTSV lines cut and welded up too.
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Re: Ctsv camaro incompatibility AC STUFF
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2014, 08:37:07 PM »
This is for all you hosers out there!


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