Here is another mess I got myself entangled with..!
As part of my on-going restoration, I’ve decide to removed the complete A/C system (except for the trunk evaporator/blower unit) compressor, lines, etc for a good cleanup and recondition. Yesterday I started dismantling the compressor (this is the original Frigidaire A5 unit) for a well deserved cleanup and was hoping to rebuild it back (mainly new “O” rings, seals, etc), in trying to get the A/C back to a working condition.
Today while searching several discussion boards I came to realize that I could be heading into trouble in trying to restore the unit. It seems parts for the GM A5 units are impossible to find, A/C rebuilders may not be willing to tackle in working on the old A5 units (if I screwed something out..!).
My dilemma is should I go forward with the project and the possible cost in trying to get the unit back in operation, were to find the parts (other than "O" rings..!). Being the original units and in trying to keep her as original as possible, maybe this could be an impossible dream.
If anyone has tackle this type of recondition any help, comments, information in going forward with the original compressor work or replacing it with a newer unit, pros or cons would be appreciated it.
Jose Gomez CLC # 23082