[Healeys] Radiator flush

i erbs eyera3000 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 15:50:28 MDT 2019

I removed the valve and the valve was open, even if the the direction was
not as believed. I took it apart a few years ago. It is stuck open. Is
there a source for the handle? I sprayed it down with stuff to loosen it
up. Will try and see if I can get it to budge. Thanks folks.
Ira Erbs
      _______                                  _______
     (______ \____1959 BN4____/ _______)
          BT7 engine and disk brakes

1967 MGB  [image: MG]

A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments. Mario Andretti
Please excuse random auto corrects and misspelled words

On Wed, Apr 3, 2019 at 1:16 PM Larry Wendland <bighealey3k at aim.com> wrote:

> Ira, The heater valve is open when the handle is in line with the hose and
> closed when 90 degrees to the hose.  Your valve doesn't look fully open
> with the handle not fully in line with the hose outlet. I see the original
> handle had to be replaced with a screw. Those brass bat handles tended to
> break off at times where it threaded in to the valve stem.
> Larry
> '67 BJ8
> -----Original Message-----
> From: i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com>
> To: Ahealey help <healeys at autox.team.net>
> Sent: Wed, Apr 3, 2019 3:15 pm
> Subject: [Healeys] Radiator flush
> Hello all,
> Preparing to install my alum radiator. Thought I would flush the cooling
> system.
> Which diretion direction does water flow? From block though
> Shut off vavle into heater core, or through pipe and back into block
> through the shut off valve?
> Is my valve in open ir closed position? Heater controls not reinstalled
> yet. Unit get hot so Ill asume open, but want to confirm. Removed
> thermostat to help water flush ststem easier. Im going to add extra hose
> and splice in a water hose bib. That way I can remove it and put system
> back in place.
> Im off this week, but the rain gods are laughing at me. So I'm just
> getting everything ready for the sweet spot of having time and sunshine so
> I can back the car out of the garage and flush the system. I plan to drain
> the anti freeze and fill with flush chemicals and water when I'm ready to
> flush. Bought new anti freeze for my new radiator.
> Driving season is fast approaching.
> Happy roads and saftey fast
> Ira Erbs
> Portland, OR
> typos and artifacts are the fault of my phone
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