Jack- I would stick to R12 if I were you. R134 is a much less efficient refrigerant and freon is still widely available. Know it gets hot and muggy in Arkansas, so you need all the cooling you can get.
You know Taz your right, I evacuated the system with a recovery recycler, I'll just put it back in when I'm done. What was I thinking?
I have to hand it to Ferrari, they had their thinking caps on with the way the motor and transaxle package came out, this may be one of the easiest engine removals I've ever done. Time to clean up the tools and put back in the box so I can find stuff.
This car was a gift from my wife, long story but a good one, I was going to buy the car when I sold some property I had no use for, the car was a good deal as the major service had never been done, had 21k miles on the car, windows slow, had a electrical problem that drained the battery AC panel had some ghost problem that it would just come on or go off so I made the deal with one of my friends who sells exotic cars, told him soon as I closed on property I'd buy it but if someone wanted the car before I closed just sell it. My wife kept telling me she would write the check (her father left her some funds) for the car and we should go and get it and I could pay her back when we sold the property, I said no when we sold the property I would make the deal but if it sold before it wasn't meant to be. Well it finally closed and we went to pick up the car, she drove me there, my buddy said come in to the deal closing room and we would sign all the papers, I thought this was pretty weird coming from a friend, just sign the title and I would be gone in 60 seconds. Well we were all sitting at the table and he slid the title over to me with a receipt and said its yours enjoy your car, of course I said dude I haven't written the check, he smiled and said your wife did over a week ago. I must say that grown men do cry, I had never been on the receiving end of anything much less a 348 Ferrari. For those of you who know me I modify cars to extremes but for my wife I will not on this car, its special and I want to keep it that way so she will enjoy riding with me without the cat like white knuckled grip she normally has while trying to hold on to a laptop.