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Old 02-14-2019, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default 50 Car Heater Water Valve?

What all is in this thing? I'm going thru a 50 coupe which sat in the trees for decades. Got lucky on the heater core, seems to be okay. But that valve leaks, and when I looked at it I decided maybe it wouldn't be all that smart to pull it apart. Haven't looked for a replacement yet but I do have a bucket of copper fittings and ball valves.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:11 AM   #2
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There were several types so pics would help.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:21 AM   #3
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It's this one here. I'm just curious because it seems like there is a lot of machinery in there:

http://shoebox-central.com/content/i...rol-valve.jpeg
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It's this one here. I'm just curious because it seems like there is a lot of machinery in there:

http://shoebox-central.com/content/i...rol-valve.jpeg
It is a temperature control/shut off valve that is generally connected to the lever controls on the dash.
Yes, any manner of shutoff can be installed in it's place but it would eliminate the use of the controls on the dash.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:14 AM   #5
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"leon bee" - I have one of those I took out of a low mileage wrecked '50 Ford I parted out years ago. If you can wait until I get back to Minnesota in May, I'll send it to you for the shipping charges. You probably won't need it by then, though.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:33 AM   #6
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I think Ford pickups from the ‘70’s used a cable controlled shut off in the heater hose going to the core. You could adapt a longer cable and still use the dash mounted temperature control.........Mark
PS.....you can search threads by Old Henry.....I think he used one on his car....maybe a part # in the thread.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:36 PM   #7
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There was a guy who advertised in Hemmings in the "Services Offered" section who rebuilt heater control valves. I had him do the one on my '51 probably 15+ years ago and it was great work. May still be out there.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:05 PM   #8
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Thanks everybody. It helped me realize that the complexity of this piece is just so you got fingertip control up on the dash.

Mr. Tubman: I'll still be here, still working on this dam car when spring comes.
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I'll be back in touch when I get back to Minnesota. You might get lucky, because there is a slight chance I may have to leave early.
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Old 02-15-2019, 03:11 PM   #10
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You better wait till the snow melts! I should have mentioned for everybody that Shoebox seems to have rebuilt ones.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:50 PM   #11
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Call Ray Marler in Midwest City Ok. He rebuilds them. He charges $90 with exchange.
Phone# 405-640-4951.
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Old 02-15-2019, 06:05 PM   #12
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Call Ray Marler in Midwest City Ok. He rebuilds them. He charges $90 with exchange.
Phone# 405-640-4951.
I'm not trying to cut into anybody's business. Win Osborn (Leon Bee) and I have helped each other out several times in the past; we're buddies.
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