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Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease

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Subject: Re: Heater cables, shipfitters disease
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 12:11:22 -0700
on 10/25/02 11:59 AM, Larry Colen at wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 24, 2002 at 04:10:56PM -0700, Max Heim wrote:
>> 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?
> Because it was such a PAIN to take everything apart, I don't want to
> even need to consider the possibility of thinking about maybe needing
> to possibly do it again for another 30 years.

Good point. I would just say that I would try to use something as close to
the original as possible. While admittedly the original knob-and-cable
system barely worked, it would really be a pain if, say, your newfangled
improvement only lasted six months in actual use. At least the original
style lasted 30-some years (as you noted).

In my case I couldn't see anything wrong with the old ones. I just lubed 'em
and put 'em back in.


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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