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Re: Functioning heater controls?

To: Scott Hower <>
Subject: Re: Functioning heater controls?
From: Bill Saidel <>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2001 20:50:29 -0400 (EDT)
I'm looking forward to answers to this question with glee.  We
already know about the degree of inventedness and imagination that
resides on this list.

Scott, I think my dials are decoration.  You know, a selling point that
proves to be invalid on closer inspection.   :-}


On Wed, 5 Sep 2001, Scott Hower

> Ok, is it just me, or does anyone else not have a functioning heater control
> on their MGB?  I've got a 73 MGB and no matter what I seem to do, I
> cant get the blasted heater dial to actually work.
> The control itself is fine, devoid of petrified grease and assorted rodent
> droppings.  It turns freely and clicks into the stops on either end with
> ease.
> The cable and heater valve are both new.  The cable slides smoothly inside
> the sheath.  The valve action is smooth, and stays closed once snapped shut.
> I've got the cable sheath firmly clamped at both ends and the slack removed.
> I've tried adjusting with the valve and dial fully open and fully closed,
> but I
> dont get full range of travel with either.  The best setting seems to be
> with
> the valve/ dial position fully open; but with the dial in the "off"
> position, the
> valve doesn't close... it is sort of there, but not snapped shut.
> I spent the better part of a Saturday morning fiddling with this damn thing.
> Am I doing something wrong here or is this just how it is supposed to be?
> List, please enlighten me.
> --Scott

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