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  • rockne10
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    Originally posted by rodnutrandy View Post
    I retired 3 years ago and still trying to catch up on my roundtoit file!
    I actually had a real bonafide roundtuit where I used to work, as the work I did absolutely required everything be completed daily; nothing could be put off. It hung on a hook right next to my desk.
    When I left there I forgot to bring it with me and am now accomplishing very little in retirement.

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  • rodnutrandy
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    roundtoit file

    Originally posted by JoeHall View Post
    Anything is possible, but this is not likely. The heater will only lower the temp 5-10 degrees, but of course that can make a difference, in an emergency, i.e. hopelessly stuck in traffic. Much better to install a 16" pusher fan in front of the radio, for such emergency situations.

    I have had several Stude heater valves stop shutting completely off; sometimes they leak too, and sometimes not. I usually just send them to the guy in HMN (Joe Hudacheck?), who rebuilds them as new, for about $75. The 56J's valve currently will not shut completely off, but I just re-routed the water lines for now. More and more things get put in the round2it file nowadays. Can't wait till retirement retire, so I can give personal stuff the time it deserves
    I retired 3 years ago and still trying to catch up on my roundtoit file!

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  • plee4139
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    As I am completely mechanically challenged, if not downright inept. I put two layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil over the box. When I drive it in cold weather, I just remove them. People like me shouldn't really own collector cars, but I do love my Sky Hawk sooooo much!

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  • JoeHall
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    Originally posted by rodnutrandy View Post
    Could someone have wired it that way to help the radiator cool? I know that is far out, but could happen
    Anything is possible, but this is not likely. The heater will only lower the temp 5-10 degrees, but of course that can make a difference, in an emergency, i.e. hopelessly stuck in traffic. Much better to install a 16" pusher fan in front of the radio, for such emergency situations.

    I have had several Stude heater valves stop shutting completely off; sometimes they leak too, and sometimes not. I usually just send them to the guy in HMN (Joe Hudacheck?), who rebuilds them as new, for about $75. The 56J's valve currently will not shut completely off, but I just re-routed the water lines for now. More and more things get put in the round2it file nowadays. Can't wait till retirement retire, so I can give personal stuff the time it deserves

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  • rodnutrandy
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    Could someone have wired it that way to help the radiator cool? I know that is far out, but could happen

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  • Geigs
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    Thanks all! Great suggestions and now I know where to look. Stay cool!

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  • studegary
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    Quote: For Studebakers that I do not drive in freezing weather, I simply remove the heater hoses at the engine end, remove the nipples and replace them with pipe plugs and then put the heater hoses on the nipples. This way it looks stock, but you will not have any heat or water in the cabin.



    This would certainly Not work for everyone, in "most" areas you can drive them most of the Winter.
    Sorry Gary, I do agree with most all of your suggestions.
    We really do agree on this one snce I qualified it for cars not driven in freezing weather.

    This reminds me of a meet that I attended in Vermont in my 1953 Commander Starliner that had its heater eliminated in this fashion. When I came out in the morning, my car was covered in snow. A C/K V8 makes enough heat in the cabin for this to be a short term problem.

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  • StudeRich
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    Quote: For Studebakers that I do not drive in freezing weather, I simply remove the heater hoses at the engine end, remove the nipples and replace them with pipe plugs and then put the heater hoses on the nipples. This way it looks stock, but you will not have any heat or water in the cabin.

    Originally posted by karterfred88 View Post
    I like that idea the best, simple easy looks good!!!
    This would certainly Not work for everyone, in "most" areas you can drive them most of the Winter.
    Sorry Gary, I do agree with most all of your suggestions.

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  • StudeRich
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    If you close the Outside Air Door in the Right Fender you should not have any Air Flow through the Heater Core to push any heat that may be in there into the Car.

    You COULD have a broken Air Duct from the Fender Vent to the Under Seat Heater Core, if it is open to the Hot Air coming off of the Engine when moving, you will get Hot Air, fumes and maybe even Exhaust in the Car, definitely NOT good.

    Is the Hot Coolant Heater Hose (connected to the Upper Fitting on the Water Manifold) routed first to the Temp. Control Valve?

    Or as others have said, you may just have a Control Valve that is not closing all the way for several reasons.

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  • 53 Commander
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    Here is the link for the Ranco Heater Valve Repair. <http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/Ranco/rancotb/rancotb.html>

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  • karterfred88
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    Originally posted by studegary View Post
    For Studebakers that I do not drive in freezing weather, I simply remove the heater hoses at the engine end, remove the nipples and replace them with pipe plugs and then put the heater hoses on the nipples. This way it looks stock, but you will not have any heat or water in the cabin.
    I like that idea the best, simple easy looks good!!!

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  • Commander Eddie
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    I am in the process of replacing the heater control valve in my '55 President because it started leaking. Prior to the leak it would not shut off completely so I had a small amount of heat coming from the heater all the time. I would check that valve on your car. If it is not closing it may be about to fail. That would allow coolant to leak into the passenger compartment. Not good.

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  • studegary
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    For Studebakers that I do not drive in freezing weather, I simply remove the heater hoses at the engine end, remove the nipples and replace them with pipe plugs and then put the heater hoses on the pipe plugs. This way it looks stock, but you will not have any heat or water in the cabin.
    Last edited by studegary; 07-09-2016, 12:51 PM. Reason: incorrect word

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  • karterfred88
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    If you can see the water valve, have somebody turn/slide the temp control and watch if the lever moves. If it does the valve needs repair, if not might just be a loose cable pinch screw letting it slide without moving the lever. If you don't want to get into fixing it you can cut the hoses and bypass the heater or put a manual ball valve on the "in" hose.

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  • Treblig
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    I depends on how deep you want to get into it. If it were me I'd just run to Harbor Freight and buy a set of those hose pliers that safely pinch off the flow. They're made of hard plastic and will cut the flow of water pretty easily when you clamp it to a heater hose. Since the pliers are made of plastic it won't damage the hose. When it gets colder just remove the pliers and the water will flow!!

    Treblig

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