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filospinato Jake Voelckers
Manassas, VA, USA   USA
I've got two different heater valves, just wondering if anyone knows which would be most correct for my May 1954 100.
Thanks,
jake

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Healey2 Silver Member Curtis Arndt
CA, USA   USA
Jake,

Actually both are correct, and we really don't know for certain when the vales were changed out. My early '55 has the valve on the left but I've seen original cars built earlier than mine with both styles.

Owner's choice?

Attached are a couple of photos of the valve on body no. 4000. This is a Concours level restored car.

Curt


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Healey2 Silver Member Curtis Arndt
CA, USA   USA
Here's the other photo...

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filospinato Jake Voelckers
Manassas, VA, USA   USA
Thanks, Curt.
Your pictures look like a combination of my two valves, tall hex body and a round knob, though the knob you show doesn't appear to have a central groove? Anderson mentions that there were 3 different valves, early ones had a knurled knob.
Only the tall hex body one of mine has a Smiths stamp on it.
Thanks,
Jake

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Healey2 Silver Member Curtis Arndt
CA, USA   USA
Jake,

Yes there were three types of valves, I just did not mention the first type since it was used only on cars built in 1953 and possibly very early 1954.

That being said, it appears that the style you show on the left is the earliest style of body with possibly a later brass knob? I cannot see the top so I don't know if it is 'scalloped " or not.

I've attached some more photos, this time of the earliest/rarest style used in 1953, specifically a car built 13 Nov. '53...

Cheers,

Curt


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filospinato Jake Voelckers
Manassas, VA, USA   USA
Hi Curt,
Thanks for those pictures, you're a wealth of info.
My brass knob is not scalloped, smooth flat both sides.
I plan to bring both up to serviceable condition, I'll see which seems to seal better and go that route.
Thanks again.
Jake

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