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Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease

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Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 16:10:56 -0700
Hmm, I don't know about generic replacement heater cables. The reason they
are solid is because they have to push, as well as pull. What makes you
think you want to replace them?

And good luck getting that heater assembly back together. I've done it on a
69, and it's even more of a b***h than on a 66 -- less room behind the dash
to work. Personally, knowing what I know, I would have masked off the heater
box and left it in place (unless I had reason to suspect the core was going

on 10/24/02 3:57 PM, Larry Colen at wrote:

> I ended up pulling the motor in Jasmine to replace the bearings before
> installing the blower.  While it was out, I decided that I should
> "clean up" the engine compartment and paint it to match the new body
> color.  
> While I was doing that, I ended up pulling the heater core.
> While that is disassembled, I'd like to replace the heater control
> cables. What is a good source of them (preferably in the bay
> area). They are like bicycle cables, but solid core. Could I use the
> stranded wire bike cables?
> I tried going to a parts store to get the cable, but they didn't have
> any. I figured that it would be something like heater hose that you
> could buy in any length.
> BTW, I'm still looking for a cheap dashboard to use as a frame for
> building a new dashboard. It does have to be a "later" (I think it's
> post '68). I don't really care what condition it's in because I'll
> probably start afresh, I just want the stock "mounts" already there so
> that it's fit correctly without my needing to do fancy fabrication. If
> anyone has one that they are looking to get rid of cheap, please let
> me know.
> Another crazy idea that I'm playing with is to replace the reverse
> lights with something a bit more potent.  I know that there are some
> pretty small halogen lights out there these days, also various white
> LED solutions. Anybody have any suggestions or experience?


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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