These are only used in orifice tube systems and contain a dessicant bag as well. The accumulator provides a similar function as the dryer in the expansion valve system, but is located in the evaporator outlet instead. This positioning allows the accumulator to collect any un-evaporated refrigerant that may still be in the liquid state, hence protecting the compressor from liquid lock damage.
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El Camino Air Conditioning Accumulators 231, 283, 327, 1965-1967: