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Pauk

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About Pauk

  • Rank
    Century Club
  • Birthday July 15

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  • Website URL
    www.1973PontiacLeMans.net

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  • Location
    Okotoks, Alberta
  • Interests
    Softball, Geology, Geophysics, International Travel, Spanish Language

Forever Pontiac

  • Name
    Gary Paukert
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1973
  • Car
    LeMans
  • Trim
    Base
  • Engine
    350
  • Style
    Sedan
  • Color
    Burma Brown

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  1. 360Rocket, I like your idea. And given the view out my window currently, I expect to have plenty of raw material well into May.
  2. Pauk

    1973 LeMans Restoration

    Purchased in Chicago, January 2016. Driven to southern Alberta, Canada and being restored there.
  3. Thanks very much, Frosty. Wow, what a great link. I see they sell kits, so maybe they can sell me what they need and I can get someone who knows what they're doing to install here. Or get brave and do it myself!
  4. I'll try again. Cut and paste to be sure. http://www.1973pontiaclemans.net/
  5. What did the problem turn out to be?
  6. Thanks, Kim. I found mine living in Chicago two years ago and picked it up on New Year's Day. Its heater was broken, too, like yours. The fellow who sold it to me warned me that his son had driven it recently was smelling antifreeze in the passenger compartment. So I suspected the heater core was leaking and came prepared with down parka, sleeping bag, down boots and mitts, etc. I drove it home across Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Alberta over the course of six days in January. Fortunately it was during a relatively mild spell when the temperature was mostly between
  7. Greetings! So I have me a 1973 Pontiac LeMans. When I bought it two years ago, the A/C wasn't working. I had my local GM dealer take a look at it. It came back to me blowing only somewhat cool air. They said something about one spot in a flow line freezing up and that I needed a new thermal expansion valve and the associated circuit breaker. Well I had no trouble finding a new TXV, but couldn't find anything online about any circuit breaker. So I took her back in to GM with the new TXV. When I got her back they hadn't installed the new TXV and were talking about not being able to
  8. 1973 Pontiac LeMans base model. 350 cu in engine. Recently purchased in the Chicago area with 23,151 miles on the odometer. Driven to the Calgary, Alberta area and restored.
  9. Thanks, all, on this. One more question. IS there actually a circuit breaker associated with this A/C Thermal Expansion Valve? I've searched online and don't see it even listed, much less available. Gary
  10. Geez it's nice to run into someone who knows what they're talking about. Thanks, Frosty. Does converting from R12 to R134 necessitate replacing the whole shebang, as in compressor, condenser, pipes and hoses? Or maybe just the seals, I've heard? Or can you just take the R12 out (disposing of it properly of course), and put in R134 and have it all work? I know, the A/C specialty shop will know, but I'm curious and I've 'got you here.'
  11. So I picked up a sweet 1973 LeMans last year with only 23,000 miles on the clock. One of only things not working is the A/C. I wonder if anyone out there knows what needs to be done to an old A/C system. When took mine in to the local GM shop, they got it sort of half working - putting out cool air, not cold. The mechanic evidently said one of the tubes was freezing up and I'd need a new Thermal Expansion Valve. So I got one and took it back, but evidently he then said he'd need the circuit breaker that goes with it, (I've looked around and see nothing about circuit breakers being availab
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