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drjrharris
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heater

Post by drjrharris » Fri May 10, 2013 3:49 pm

Is there any way to turn off a heater during the summer, ie close some valves or something?

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CanadianDelux
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Re: heater

Post by CanadianDelux » Fri May 10, 2013 4:30 pm

If your heater valve, the one that controls cabin temperature is broken, like mine, until I get it fixed, I took the hose that ran from the water pump to the heater core, off at the heater, and connected it to the other port on the engine. And then I looped the other hose on the heater core so that there were no open ports. You will loose a little coolant when you disconnect the hoses. If you would like pictures of what I did on my 49, send me a PM with your e-mail address, and I'll take a couple and send them to you
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Re: heater

Post by drjrharris » Sat May 11, 2013 2:56 am

Pictures would be very helpful. where is the heater core valve?
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JD in KC
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Re: heater

Post by JD in KC » Sat May 11, 2013 4:22 am

I believe that the valve Canadiandelux is referring to is the Ranco thermal valve which would be applicable to post-war cars. drjrharris has a pre-war car (1941 110 I think). For the pre-war cars there was often a turn-off valve installed at the end of the rubber hose as it enters the engine head. The heaters in the pre-war cars were installed as a self-contained box with heater core and fan attached to the firewall unlike the much more integrated fresh air/heat systems post war.

Here's an example of a heater valve on a pre-war car.
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Re: heater

Post by CanadianDelux » Fri May 17, 2013 3:34 pm

Yes, I am refering to the Ranco valve. I didn't know drjrharris had a pre-war. My appologize drjrharris, I should have asked.
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