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Warning. Old cheap fart at it again...
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All the AC stuff was gone under the hood when I bought my 72 vert. For some reason they also removed the vacuum can for the heater control to work. I have been waiting for 2 guys that said they might have one, but it seems, guys don't want to sell the small stuff so they never got back to me. Of course, CJ Pony has a "plastic" replacement for the paltry sum of $112.00... UUUmmm NO!
So, I stood under my shade tree thinking cheap thoughts, and it came to me... The vacuum can looks just like a canned food can, And the "idea came to me!"
So off to the hardware store for brass fittings (prices through the roof) and 20.00 later, some JB Weld, a bit of spray paint, and an empty Hominy can later...
(yes, tested and works...
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Aus73Mach1

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Q code. 351-4V
C6 Auto, 3.25 Rear Axle, AC, Power steering.
Don't forget a check valve in the line from the manifold to maintain vacuum after engine shut down.
 

Johnny57

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Don't forget a check valve in the line from the manifold to maintain vacuum after engine shut down.
That was also suggested on FB. I did order a check valve. But I won't be driving in the cold, I just wanted to get the heater control to work.
 
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