HVAC

  1. Easy Way To Clean and Lube Heater Cables

    So you decide like I did to disassemble the dash and paint everything, clean well and then there is the heater and AC control cables. Here is a simple way to clean and lube in one shot.With the cable out of the car ( I disassembled my controller but you can do this all together.) Wipe down and straighten the cable by hand on the bench so it moves in and out with out binding Now with the cable in hand wrap the free end with electrical tape about the diameter of the formed circle. Now slip a...
  2. How to: Short Nose Water Pump

    Hi,I would like to show how I made myself a short nose water pump. Having issues with water pump to radiator clearance and not being able to move the radiator is the reason why I did this. Doing this made me able to get the water pump 3/4" shorter.Parts used; FlowKooler water pump, part no. 1700 Shaft and bearing, part no. WKN2541-1 Seal, part no. 206U I bought the shaft/bearing and seal from Kellogg Automotive. You will need to have access to both mill and lathe. What I did was to...
  3. Cheap Defrost Hose Fix

    I have no idea what the long term effect of what the heat will have on the vacuum hose, but I did put it right over boiling water for 1/2 hour and the hose was fine. I sure the steam is hotter than what comes out of the vents.
  4. Another blower motor mod for BB.

    I found a smaller motor that is a bolt in replacement for the stock motor. AH451 New Universal Products 12V Easy one to do the pics explain it all.
  5. How To Rebuild a Vacuum Heater Control Switch

    I have just finished repairing / rebuilding a Vacuum Heater Control Switch from my friends 1964 Plymouth Fury.I thought I would share my How To. HerbLinks to Rebuilding Push Button Switches"Touchy" business Part 1: [URL]http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/images/Touchy1.jpg[/URL] "Touchy" business Part 2: [URL]http://www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/images/Touchy2.jpg[/URL] This Heater Control Vacuum Switch is from a 1964 Plymouth Fury.This procedure should work on most switches.Pop Rivets and JB Weld...
  6. Heater Box Motor Modification for Valve Cover Clearance

    The heater motor is actually a Stock Motor that I have recessed into a modified heater box housing.Here are the steps to do the heater box modification.1 - Remove heater box from the car.2 - Place heater box face down on a towel or soft surface with the motor facing up.3 - Find a drill bit JUST SLIGHTLY larger then the small rivets that hold the sheet metal back to the fiberglass housing. (1/8" I think)4 - Carefully drill out all of the rivets, dispose of them and remove the sheet...
  7. Building a Custom Fan Shroud: Pic by Pic

    I have a Champion 4 core 228221; radiator that has performed well in my new 416 stroker small block. I've put 3458 miles on the motor in 1 ½ years and driven a few times 80 miles @3700rpm to/from Willow Springs Raceway racing 60 laps/150 miles going about 130 mph @ 5800 rpm on straights. Radiator looks great inside, no rust, and no measured electrolysis. I run distilled water and Justice Brothers Radiator Cooler (RC/22P) and Justice Brothers Cooling System Protector ( CSP/1P). No major...
  8. Demon "Classic Air" AC Install

    Been working on a Classic Auto Air install in my 340 Demon for about a month now. It's way too hot here to drive these cars this time of year, so it seemed like a perfect time to finally make the well needed and overdue upgrade :)First thing we did was remove the seats & floor console to make the underdash work more accessible. I would highly recommend this, as there is quite a bit of work to do under the dash.....I spent some time with a couple of techs from Classic via phone even...
  9. Heater Fan Motor Mod for Added Engine Bay Clearance

    Many of you know that when you install a 440 or RB block in our A-bodies that there is often trouble getting the right valve cover off if the car is equipped with any cover other than a stock stamped steel cover. There's a great mod that is covered step by step over on BigblockDart.com. It involves moving the heater motor in on studs so that it doesn't interfere with the valve cover. I had very little room on my car and it's a solid cam car so I did the mod and it turned out great. Although...
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