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#16 Craig89

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:52 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Craig,
Your heater resto looks great - I'm starting to convert an 89 City to Monte Carlo replica Mk1 - the main body of my heater looks almost identical so I'll just adapt it with a new front panel and a lever welded to the flap.
In pictures I can see what looks like little downwards facing teeth in the slot on the Mk1 front panel - can you tell me how the flap lever is tensioned upwards - is there a spring somewhere?
JohnR


JohnR,

They are downwards facing teeth like this: _\ and they are on the left hand side of the slot. The lever on the flap is then bent slightly to the left hand side so when fitted through the slot it is naturally is tensioned towards the LHS of the slot and sits under the teeth that stick out. When you want to change its position you push it over to the right and move it up or down and it will hold itself under the next tooth.

Hope that makes sense,

Cheers, Craig

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 04:50 PM

Bit of an update:

Got a sticker for the front panel

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Stripped the motor down and was surprised how good condition it was in.

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All parts now finished in satin black

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I'm now waiting for some new screws then I can reassemble it

 

 

Where did you get the sticker for the front panel?



#18 Craig89

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:42 PM

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:18 PM

Good shout buddy, just contacted them for one for me.

 

 

Cracking result you have there, just in the process of stripping mine



#20 rich080487

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:38 AM

Morning,

I am rebuilding my mk1 heater.

I know this is an old thread, so no of the pics work anymore, does anyone have them still? I am most interested in the striped down motor assembly...

 

Cheers,

Rich






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