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raising the operating temp. in a mg tf 1500

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Buckdendave David Hill
St Neots, Cambridgeshire, UK   GBR
1954 MG TF
Just look on ebay uk for "taxi heater valve". There are many different types but the simplest style works ok.
Dave H

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Declan Burns Avatar
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany   DEU
I finished the plumbing on my heater this morning and got rid of the temporary piping on the PCV valve so I hope to be able to test it this afternoon.
Regards
Declan


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ArchieMcAllister Gold Member Archie McAllister
Cleveland, TN, USA   USA
I replaced the 160F thermostat with a 180 yesterday. It did, of course, raise the engine operating temperature by 20F and raised temp of the heater also, but still could use a bit more heat. Anyway, it did help and will become a new part of my fall and spring regimes from now on. Will probably still experiment with partially blocking air flow to the radiator as I have done in the past.

Archie



Archie McAllister
1955 MG TF1500
68 Austin Healey Sprite

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Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
Archie, remember these rad covers? Would be easy to make one out of a quality material. Snaps or even a zipper in the front.


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Declan Burns Avatar
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany   DEU
Heater tested-no leaks! Outside temperature 10°C here today and nice and warm in the tub.
Regards
Declan

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ArchieMcAllister Gold Member Archie McAllister
Cleveland, TN, USA   USA
I have been thinking about something like that but haven't figured out how to attach it around the edges. I just tuck the cardboard in between the shell and slats and it stays in place. How were those old ones attached?



Archie McAllister
1955 MG TF1500
68 Austin Healey Sprite

Paul J Avatar
Locust Grove, OK, USA   USA
In reply to # 3853566 by ArchieMcAllister I have been thinking about something like that but haven't figured out how to attach it around the edges. I just tuck the cardboard in between the shell and slats and it stays in place. How were those old ones attached?

Archie, They were usually designed for a particular car, the one I showed was for a 36, 37 and 38 Chevy. Held on with small spring clips/hooks to the outside slats.

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ArchieMcAllister Gold Member Archie McAllister
Cleveland, TN, USA   USA
Ok, thanks Paul. That gives me a few ideas on what might work. Will let you know if I come up with something that will work.



Archie McAllister
1955 MG TF1500
68 Austin Healey Sprite

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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Good evening Declan,
Can you tell me how did you realize the start and return of the heater on the thermostat head?
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche

Declan Burns Avatar
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany   DEU
Thierry,
Here are three sections from my installation drawing.
A 3/8" tapping point might be better but I do not have a 3/8" tap.
Regards
Declan



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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
thank you,
The return is therefore on the Y-pipe
Did you put the restrictor?
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche


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Declan Burns Avatar
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany   DEU
Thierry,
Yes I installed it .
Regards
Declan


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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Hi Declan,
You did as in the picture?
Did you find the parts easily?
Or do we have to make them?
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche


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Declan Burns Avatar
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany   DEU
Thierry,
I made the tapping point as shown in the first drawing but similar items are available off the shelf and very cheap. They are used for compressed air fittings.
1/4" https://www.ebay.de/itm/TOP-Reduziernippel-Doppelnippel-Schlauchtulle-Druckluft-Stecker-Kupplung-Gewinde/263147041167?hash=item3d44c9318f:m:mOzKcdUDe10GKZYW8x-BDbw:rk:19:pf:0

also available in 3/8" and 1/2"
Regards
Declan

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MGTF1500 Ardeche France Thierry SUCHIER
TOURNON SUR RHONE, Rhône-Alpes Auvergne, France   FRA
Thank you Declan,
Have you sold it?
Sincerely, Thierry de l'Ardèche

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