I’ve been told that if there is no gas in the system then it won’t let the clutch engage to drive the compressor. Doesn’t the gas have oil in it to help lubricate the compressor therefore if it ran without gas it could do damage to it. Someone may have to confirm this but I’m 80% sure that it’s correct.
i remember 1993 or 1994 when i was saving for house deposit, seeing for $4000 each, one of 2 XB GTs or a 2 1968 camaro's
all of which would be super cool now, never saw anything like it again until at some point a bloke at work offered Me a HQ monaro for about 10,000 maybe 15yrs ago, and another offering me a 5 litre VL calais for $1000
i could list hundreds of missed opportunities,
a mate of mine traded in a mint LX torana for probably $3000 on an XD s pack wagon .. that car would be worth $20,000min now.
i test drove 3 LJ torana coupes at one point because i loved the look of them, they all drove like a bucket of bolts (that's how they are) dearest one was $2000 with nothing wrong with it, had the GTR cluster and other bits also.
if i had My time over i'd never have sold the first house.. that thing is worth 500k now and i bought it for 62k and sold it 4 yrs later for 80k woo?
Back in 99 I think it was, I was offered one of these from a mate...
It wasn't that shiny, had a few bubbles coming out but it was a 302 4spd. When I was offered it had no motor in it (mate pulled it out for some reason) but he was going to put another in for me... all for $500. I said nah I couldn't afford to run a v8. Fuel was about 35-40c then but I was on my first apprenticeship and getting next to squat. Auto would have been preferred too, clutch pedals and me don't usually get along
Also about the same time I remember test driving a gold one of these..
At least I think thats what it was, one of the variants, can't remember for sure if it had twin light front or the big square lights. Had dragway five spokes and ran on 7 cylinders if it was lucky.