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Old 09-20-2018, 05:11 PM   #21
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http://www.suremarineservice.com/s.n...gory.318481/.f

Try this link above. I used a vitrifrigo conversion kit. Works great. No freezer with a flat plate evaporator, but they do offer a "boxed" evaporator that should fit in the freezer.

My propane system still works somewhat, when it is very hot outside or want to cool down quickly I run both the propane and 12V compressor at the same time.


I'll send some photos in a bit.
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Old 09-20-2018, 05:37 PM   #22
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See photos attached:

(1) Outside of M50 fridge, (2)inside of fridge showing evaporator plate on back wall (looks like I need to defrost it!), coolant plumbing and thermostat and 1" hole I drilled in the bottom, (3) photo underneath the fridge showing compressor install (a little dark)
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Old 09-20-2018, 06:45 PM   #23
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http://www.suremarineservice.com/s.n...gory.318481/.f

Try this link above. I used a vitrifrigo conversion kit. Works great. No freezer with a flat plate evaporator, but they do offer a "boxed" evaporator that should fit in the freezer.

My propane system still works somewhat, when it is very hot outside or want to cool down quickly I run both the propane and 12V compressor at the same time.


I'll send some photos in a bit.
Thanks. And thanks for the photos. Interesting to install the electrical cooling plate and keep the gas system. I had not considered that option. I am still researching options for my 1962 Safari with an M50, which include trying to get the original gas system working, converting to electric, or having the fridge upgraded to modern controls. I guess I should add the hybrid system you went with to the options list.
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Old 10-14-2018, 02:48 PM   #24
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the end of that thermocouple looks like a normal one you see at lowes or homedepot in the water heater section.. only difference is the thread is course as most are fine thread I find. we have a convertor that adapts the threads. so of them are are US threads and some are European threads.


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An update: the thermocouple once removed and tested put out well over the 10mv needed. But the end of the thermocouple going into the gas flow control was corroded. Once cleaned and reinstalled the good ol M50 fridge works perfectly.

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