Heater valve plain replacement

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Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Lurch » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:43 pm

I'm seeking to replace the daft little cable operated valve with a straight forward 'spigot' that a hose can be fitted to direct with no tricky taps or valves, i could fabricate something at a push, just wondering if anyone can steer me in the direction of this type of part if it's available anywhere
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Panky » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:49 pm

You can get these, not cheap though :shock: and second hand ones got for about a tenner

http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... 0to%20shop

Or for slightly less

http://www.minispares.com/product/Class ... |Back%20to

You can also get the screw on flange used on the manual heater taps a lot cheaper, you could then take it to a plumbers merchants and get a barrel nipple to fit.
I'd make one ;) or fit a manual valve for about the same price as the cheaper off-take
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Lurch » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:07 pm

Yikes! See what you mean by not cheap, it's only a simple 'tit' that prob cost 20p to make !
As you suggest, I will make something.
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Rick1963 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:05 am

The other option for some control during the summer, (I can hear Roy shouting at me that you don't need to turn off the heater during the summer :lol: ) is to fit a brass valve, one of these,
http://www.morrisminorspares.com/coolin ... pe-p829651
You would need the base too,
http://www.morrisminorspares.com/coolin ... ve-p829611
While it's just as expensive as Pankys suggested method it's another option.
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Lurch » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:38 am

I'd already considered the old round brass tap like I have on the series land rover, but I've never bothered to turn those on and off, and it's just another potential leak anyway, i do like simple too.
..thanks for the links and ideas tho gents!
I'll probably weld a bit of tube to a suitably drilled lump of plate , I also like 'over engineered'!
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby The vast minority » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:03 pm

Fit a blanking plate and man up :D
Heaters are for sissies.

I've got a blanking plate on mine although have never driven it in the cold :lol:
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Panky » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:20 pm

I remember when my Mini was last on the road and the heater sprung a leak the day before a camping trip to the New Forrest. Wont be that cold I thought, it's only the start of November - so I by-passed the heater :? I have never been so cold in my life and I ended up scraping ice off the inside of the windscreen :shock:
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Lurch » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:46 pm

I agree, heaters are for girls..!
I'm currently chugging about in a 2a land rover with no heater, so I've no prob with blanking the little bugger off !
Indeed I'll prob run with it like that til I can get around to being bothered manufacturing something
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby The vast minority » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:06 pm

Sorted,
Minispares do a natty stainless bling blanking plate. It's not cheap either, I have one on my 1275.

Obviously, anything strong enough will do you. I recon a bit of 6mm ally strip will do, use the rubbish valve as a template and hey presto.


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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Lurch » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:20 pm

Ally?..nooo.. I'll be hacking off a nice lozenge of 6mm steel plate at work tomorrow !
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Custard » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:32 pm

I have done it with the side of a metal oil can before now.

And you can keep the original look.

Just make a thin plate, pop it on and put the faulty valve back over the top.

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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Lurch » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:27 pm

Actually that's a very good dodge for a quick fix , I'd just add a smear of hylomar to the sliver of tin can perhaps !
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Big Jim » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:21 am

Or here, £13 for both parts .
http://www.jagspares.co.uk/Morris/partd ... tno=HTR103

http://www.jagspares.co.uk/Morris/partd ... tno=HTR101

Mine was weeping under the plate , it had corroded . I filed it flat but it left it thin . Good to know I can replace it .
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Lurch » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:12 am

Good to know a more sensible price option there Jim, if I did ultimately fit a valve it would be the old fashioned type as there, rather than the duffo cable operated monstrosity! I
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Re: Heater valve plain replacement

Postby Custard » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:07 pm

Oh yes Hylomar is good, just not the dreaded orange silicone or worse the stuff that sets rock hard :D

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