[Healeys] 1967 Healey BJ8

Wayne Schultz waschu2 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 15 11:08:32 MDT 2018


 I am adding an update to me Heater rebuild questions.
      I pressure checked my heater core and flow tested it with my hose.
The core looked brand new and flowed quite a bit of water with my hose
check and did not leak under pressure. My heater valve looked great also.
As for the o'ring between the heater valve and the core. I used two
Nitrile  1/2 " x 11/16 x 3/32  o'rings stacked together. The replacement
o'ring  I got from a popular supplier looked more like plastic than rubber.
Hnbr o'rings are very resistant to chemicals, temperature changes and have
high tensile strength.  Having worked in aviation since 1970 this is my
choice. I thought about not reinstalling the heater, since I don't recall
the last time I needed the heater in my Healey, but I am trying to keep
somethings original.

On Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 4:26 PM, Wayne Schultz <waschu2 at gmail.com> wrote:

>       My engine rebuild at 40K miles has turned into painting  the engine
> compartment with the doors and front fenders removed for access.  With the
> rebuilt engine I am installing a rebuilt Toyota five speed gearbox and have
> already rebuilt the rear end with an original 3:54 ring and pinion. The
> original S/N transmission will live on my shelf with my spare.  I am trying
> really hard to stop taking things apart but today I pulled my heater
> assembly out to replace the hoses and clean and paint the housing.
> Question, should I keep my forty year old heater valve or replace it with
> new replacement. Are there good replacements available or just China junk?
> With the engine, gearbox and center console out access will never be better
> then now.
>                 Wayne
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