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    1955 Heater Control issue

    OK, so I now realize that every system in my 55 Wagon requires replacement or refurb. Only stuff that works is what I have had my hands on.

    So todays topic is the heater and the heater control. Its got the deluxe heater.

    I pulled the heater box and control panel and blower. Installed a new core, control valve, blasted and painted everything. Installed new cables, new gaskets. NOS heater switch- the whole deal. So today I put it together and all went reasonably well until I got to the heater control.

    It needed levers, knobs, a switch- total rebuild. So I pulled it apart, put it together, tried the levers and....
    one slightly bound while the other freely swung. I looked at the housing and it looks like it has a twist. I dont have another to compare it to. Is that normal? I could see the lower cable retainers were staggered so perhaps the twist is correct but I just dont know.

    I looked at a couple on Ebay but couldnt tell.

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    I have a couple of them if you want pics. Let me know what you're looking for.
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    I believe the 55 and 56 levers are different, do you have the right ones?

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    Heter control pics

    Quote Originally Posted by LEE T View Post
    I believe the 55 and 56 levers are different, do you have the right ones?
    Ordered the right levers from Danchuk- Part number 465 and they look like the illustration.

    Here are pics- It looks like there is a twist and it could be factory on purpose but I dont have a reference to confirm:

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    Heater Control 2.jpg

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    Scorp,

    I remembered I had a loose temp control for a '55-56 in the basement, so I went down and made a few pix. I hope they help you figure out your problem... Yours appears to be twisted??
    PS. Just noticed that Lee stated that '55 and '56 controls were different which I didn't know. I *think* this one is from a '55 (but I wouldn't swear to it since it's been out of a car for 40+ years)...
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    I have a box of there several styles and manufactures, all appear same on front side.

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    Yes that frame is definitely twisted. Apparently there are different levers for 55 and 56. It looks like it might just be in the way the cables attach. I always thought it was the same heater control assembly.

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    Thats what I thought. Thats also why it fought me pulling it out. Because it took some effort to bend it, I was wondering if the factory had some kind of offset built in. It may be possible to straighten but will likely break in the process.

    So does anyone have a heater frame they want to sell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
    Scorp,

    I remembered I had a loose temp control for a '55-56 in the basement, so I went down and made a few pix. I hope they help you figure out your problem... Yours appears to be twisted??
    PS. Just noticed that Lee stated that '55 and '56 controls were different which I didn't know. I *think* this one is from a '55 (but I wouldn't swear to it since it's been out of a car for 40+ years)...
    Bama, want to sell your spare? I just need a frame. I checked ebay and whats out there is currently complete assemblies.

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    1967 MGB GT
    1970 Honda Trail 70
    1974 Yamaha 175 Enduro
    2004 Tacoma 4x4

    I lost my best friend on 10/3/2018. Rest in Peace Dear Lucy. I miss you everyday.

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    I think mine are complete assemblies as well. I'll take a look at what I have but they'd be from a 56.
    56 Nomad, Ramjet 502, Viper 6-speed T56, C4 Corvette front and rear suspension

    You can see my 56 Nomad build here http://www.picturetrail.com/chevynut

    For affordable C4 Corvette Suspension conversions for your car, visit http://www.classicedgedesigns.com

    Other vehicles:

    56 Chevy 2-door BelAir sedan
    56 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    57 Chevy 210 4-door sedan
    1961 Willys CJ3B Jeep
    2001 Porsche Boxster S
    2003 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax

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