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Re: Lazy Me....

To: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <>
Subject: Re: Lazy Me....
From: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 2002 20:55:59 +0100
Sounds familiar as well.
I had to take the whole unit out of the car for the respray.
I used a hacksaw to get the unit loose from the firewall.
The round foam stuff had acted due to the Calif. sun as superglue!

Rebuild was allright till I came to attaching the cable to the heater unit
I wonder what kind of midgets the MG factory had to do this work!
I have little fingers, but eventhough it was a terrible job.

I was not lazy in this - its working fine!



----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles & Peggy Robinson" <>
To: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
Cc: "mglist" <>
Sent: Friday, November 01, 2002 11:10 PM
Subject: Lazy Me....

>   Ya wanna hear another, "most reprehensible" workaround?
>     The first time I wanted to use the heater on my '69 B. I couldn't
> get any airflow thru the heater.  So after cleaning all the debris out
> of the inlet & the box, I discovered the problem to be that the tab
> attached to the door that's controlled by the airflow knob on the dash
> was broken loose from the door.  It overlaps the door and the cable is
> rigid enough to push the door shut but it won't pull it back open.  I
> got it all the way open with a long screwdriver but that leaves no flow
> to the defroster ducts.  After looking at the amount of work involved in
> removing the heater just to get at the door, I took the lazy way out.  I
> set the control between "screen" and "floor" and positioned the little
> door against the tab.  So now I get airflow to both feet and face, which
> is actually the best way to go anyway.  That way, you get heated air to
> both feet and face.  Drafty as the car is, top up or down, it's good to
> have warm air over the face on a cold day.
> Lazy me, ;^)
>   CR
> Hans Duinhoven wrote:
> >
> > Thanks Charly,
> >
> > Seems to be just another variant - workaround for the design pitfall.
> > Once you get to live with these and keep thinking it's a 60's design, I
> > not complain,
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Hans

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