03-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Black Hills of South Dakota
Very possible, I just did one but with the 16v. I'm down to the point where I see that I should have used a Sami compressor and not a kick compressor r/t line fitment.
Will you be using power steering? If so its very tight but still possible.
Do you already have the AC system and bracketry?
I have the AC direction scans, it was added as a dealer option and I got the entire system from Mikoda industries for a very reasonable price, less the comp.
I may be offering up the AC face assembly, I'm using it now but it's not quite right for the custom dash. I'll probably be going with universal cable pulls and a universal 3 way switch for blower, toggle for AC.
The few others I have spoken to have had good luck with this install except in cases where 134 was used as a refrigerant, R12 is spendy as hell to but works better, I've had several recent conversations with guys that have used Difluoroethane cas#75-37-6 (dust off) and had slightly better results than even R12, aside from being dirt cheap and readily available. I'll be trying that in the coming days as I complete my setup. I'm looking into what it will cost to bring this vehicle to the Philippines with me when I go so I'm looking for this to work as well as it can. Let me know if you consider it further and I'll send you the scans so you can have a closer look at whats entailed. It really isnt that bad at all, hardest part being squeezing it in there with PS.
87 Samurai ragtop, 16v 1.6L MPFI, Thorley header, 2.25" exh w/magnaflow cat & muffler, full custom dash & instruments, PS, AC, 410 Toyota axles w/rear lockrite and front ARB, Jeep YJ springs, Missing links, 6.4:1 xfer gears with twisted T conversion, early 5 speed, 35x12.5 Wranglers. .