Update on the AC fix.
I was able to find a supplier near Bob who carried this new line so I bought enough to change the hose from under the dash to the engine compartment. This hose was a #10 but I bought the straight connectors like below.
@David Stroud IM Roadster D Thanks for the recommendation of your mechanic in Stittsville who recommended Vern Hinton nearby who was able to get me a Male end and cut the old hose end and weld the male fitting unto my compressor metal aluminum hose.
Here is his really neat weld and after I reattached it to the AC compressor. You can see the plastic bag to seal it till I get at it.
Next a complete hose change and run it to the AC underdash unit.