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heater control valve
#1409214 Sun May 09 2021 07:51 PM
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I have a Harrison fresh air heater that I hope to use in my 53 half ton. I do not have the Ranco temperature control valve. After studying up on it, it seems like a very nice thing to have. If I decide not to lay out the money for a new or rebuilt Ranco, are there after good aftermarket equivalents out there that will do the same thing at a lower cost?

Re: heater control valve
Mike Burns #1409216 Sun May 09 2021 08:21 PM
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Check Vintage Air and Old Air Products as they offer heater control valves for the heat/cool units that perform the same function. Some are cable controlled, some vacuum, and maybe even electric. For some of my street rods I used Chrysler cable controlled valves as they had the easiest mounting and cable bracket.


Evan
Re: heater control valve
Mike Burns #1409225 Sun May 09 2021 09:05 PM
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I used a Four Seasons cable operated heater control valve available almost everywhere and a choke cable I took off something else to operate it. Mounted the valve on the firewall and the cable knob under the dash almost out of sight.


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Re: heater control valve
Mike Burns #1409269 Mon May 10 2021 01:54 AM
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My comment is .........I have the Harrison fresh air heater witha manual cable operated water valve.

As it turns out, I have found no need to control the water flow. Even on the hottest summer days there is no air flow through the heater with the fan off. Spring or Fall days use the fan to control the temperature. Don’t use the truck in the winter.

Re: heater control valve
Mike Burns #1409344 Mon May 10 2021 04:36 PM
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I got a vaccuum control valve off a Ranger for 19.99 Canuck on Amazon. I can hook it to a cable or vaccuum and have an electric solenoid to hook it up, but there's a bypass on it that recirculates just enough to keep my windows defrosted and the cab comfortable. One day this year I'll hook up the vacuum solenoid, but for the summer that should be good - open the air vents if it's too hot, but with the fan off it seems cool enough.

I don't drive it in the winter, but it gets cool and damp here for much of the year and defrost is a must even in the summer.

Last edited by NorthCoast3800; Mon May 10 2021 04:39 PM.

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