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don58van
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Heater valve

Postby don58van » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:06 am

Hi

We all know that there have been problems with poor quality of the cable-operated heater valves.

We have had various suggestions about alternatives and at least one specialist Minor parts supplier says it is having high quality ones manufactured.

I am just wondering if anyone has looked into adapting the MGB one.
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Re: Heater valve

Postby Declan_Burns » Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:33 am

Don,
Can you measure the footprint and I can check it for you as I have the footprint for the A -Series on CAD?
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Re: Heater valve

Postby don58van » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:15 am

Hi Declan

I'm afraid I don't have one to measure. The picture I have supplied above is from the web. There is no way I can get my hands on one other that buying one on-line and hoping for the best.

I have been seeing advertisements for them for years. All that time I have been thinking that surely experts in the Minor community have looked at this item as an alternative. I assumed that there must be a technical impediment that would explain why I have never seen it referred to in Minor circles.

It is summer here in Oz which has turned my mind again to the heater valve problem -- mine won't turn the hot water off. :oops: :evil:

So I thought it is time I posed the question at the risk of being told it has been considered and rejected in the past.

I know that ones that are operated by hand under the bonnet are generally reliable, but we get wide variation of temperature in short periods where I live and the cabin operated valve would be appreciated.

Don

Update:
I started looking for more info on the MGB valve. I found this: http://www.mgtoronto.com/pdf/Tech/Alter ... Valves.pdf
Apparently, MG owners aren't too happy with the standard valves for their cars. Maybe they are no better than the ones currently available for the Minor.

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Re: Heater valve

Postby Declan_Burns » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:57 am

Don,
I am very pleased with this one that I installed recently on my MG TD but only time will tell. It could be installed inline and just leave your old tap open or make a new take-off. As far as I know "biomed32uk" also has the same valve installed.
https://www.t7design.co.uk/products/acc ... m-1-2.html

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Re: Heater valve

Postby pgp001 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:02 pm

I think you could probably get that valve to fit, but the flange faces the wrong way for the fixing studs.
If you made a little manifold with the right size flanges at each end to go between it and the head you should be able to get it to fit.

It all depends on what engineering facilities you have available really.

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Re: Heater valve

Postby ManyMinors » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:20 pm

The base footprint of the MGB valve is bigger so I don't think it would be all that simple. Also, I imagine that the new MGB ones are made with the same "care and craftmanship" as the new Minor 1000 ones which would lead me to think there might not be much point anyway :(
On my late Minor 1000 I have fitted the earlier type brass tap. No leaks, no problem, completely reliable - although it does mean I have to open the bonnet occasionally. Is that a bad thing??

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Re: Heater valve

Postby myoldjalopy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:56 pm

Not at all....after all, it is necessary to open the bonnet to check the oil and water from time to time.......... 8)

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Re: Heater valve

Postby pgp001 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:08 pm

I agree, and that is what I have done too, you can't beat good old fashioned technology :D

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Re: Heater valve

Postby myoldjalopy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:09 pm

The old ways are the best ways! :wink:

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Re: Heater valve

Postby kevin s » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:01 pm

I cut he base off the broken valve to use as a spigot and fitted a VW in line valve, only slight issue is the cable is the other way round i.e. push for off rather then pull.

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