Vacuum Heater Control Restoration

Discussion in 'Early Jeep Restoration and Research' started by gotime, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Feb 8, 2018
    NCRenII

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    I'd be interested in the parts as obviously I have the wrong one. If the part lends itself to 3d modelling that can happen too.
    We can correspond backchannel (Fokker too).
    I suppose a first step is to determine if there is a metal insert in the bakelite.
    Can you see if there is by looking at the back of the knob?
    I just noticed you're just on the other side of Robert Louis Stevenson state park from me.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2018
    Focker

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    My friend said he would make the knobs.
     
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    Greevesman

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    I will look tomorrow. Yes I am in Napa.
     
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    Keys5a

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    Check my post #19. The flipper type knob is plastic with no inserts of any kind. It is not bakelte, just molded black plastic.
    -Donny
     
  5. Feb 9, 2018
    NCRenII

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    Completely missed your post, thank you for checking!
    I messed around with the round knob I have and find it pretty difficult to figure out what speed it's on. THe fan does not make much noise and checking flow along the defrost outlet, it is barely noticeable. At speed I figure it may be impossible. Having an indicator will be most beneficial.
     
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    wheelie

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    I'd be interested in several of the reproduced pieces depending on how they turn out. Please keep me/us in the loop on this. I appreciate everyone's efforts. This 3D printer thing is like Star trek stuff in my book. I dig ditches.
     
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    Kz400

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    If someone can send me a solid model fine I could print them. ABS with a acetone smoothing would make them look original.
     
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    NCRenII

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    I've been corresponding with Greevesman and Focker. Kz400, I'll need to defer to someone that has the capability to scan and generate the files will talk with Focker about that next. It looks like we have a very helpful group here!
    I think it would be great for anyone desiring these to participate in material and costs for producing them.I have no idea what i would run, perhaps you can pm me and we can discuss.
    I seems like a good idea to have this part available, I'm very happy Greevesman had one and offered it to the cause.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2018
    Focker

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    I like this idea.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2018
    NCRenII

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    How, and who can do the modelling? I hope to have one in hand soon.
     

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