I installed a bullet piercing valve, evacuated the system and partially recharged the system with 12oz of R-12 refrigerant out of the total 16oz capacity. Installed a new condenser motor and have had it running for 6 weeks in the hot sun. I believe enough refrigerant leaked out of the bullet piercing valve to stop cooling, and a saddle valve should be brazed in, then it can be pressure tested with nitrogen. There was some refrigerant in the system after 67 years. If there is a leak it is very insignificant.
Specifications: -Vending Capacity: 88 Bottles -Dimensions: 58x26.25x18 -Production Year: 1950. The VMC 88 is more commonly found as a Pepsi brand machine.
The VMC 88 is a single flavor machine that can vend 6 1/2 oz or 12 oz bottles. The vending rack is similar to but twice the size of the VMC 44. The item "1950's Vintage Pepsie Machine VMC-88" is in sale since Saturday, June 03, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Banks, Registers & Vending\Vending Machines\Soda". The seller is "patrickg79" and is located in Kingston, New York. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.