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64 AC : Blower runs, air is felt at firewall, but not through heater outlets or AC vents (HEAT/AC door WORKS)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Clovis Sep 16. 34 Replies

Hello All.As I am getting in to this troubleshooting with the benefit of Tim Groves invaluable book, I find something that is not covered; blower works strongly but no air can be felt either at heat…Continue

64 Cloth and Leather; What to use to clean the cloth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jul 9. 2 Replies

I have a 64 SDV with original cloth and leather interior. The seats were covered in plastic for some considerable time, so they have no observable wear on them anywhere, but parts of them are a…Continue

Source of slight driveline (?) vibration on my 64 with TH400

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jun 29. 8 Replies

Hello All.Because i like my cars to operate as close to the way they did when nearly new, I chase almost everything mechanical. While I'm waiting for Russ' Comfortron book to arrive, I am thinking…Continue

Proper way to Lift car for all 4 Tire Change

Started this discussion. Last reply by Norman Silverman Jun 22. 11 Replies

Hello All.I first looked in the help section and did not see a discussion on this topic, so here's my question:Today I will be purchasing tires for my 64 SDV. I know the FSM says there are specific…Continue

 

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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Don't personally know Tony, nor his age but I entered the service in 1969, so I'm likely older than you. (I get the respect thing)."
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Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"I was wondering if you were going to catch that LOL. You are Tony's age aren't you? I was always to to respect my elders LOL. Whenever I'm called sir I tell them my dad was sir. "
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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Interesting, Clovis. I admire people like you who like to utilize modern day knowledge and technology to improve the performance of our old machines. My perspective is a little different. I could never do half the things I do now when I was a kid…"
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Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"I hear you Norm. I like to up date things to a certain degree, but... it needs to blend nicely with the originality of the car and look somewhat thought out. I went with Fitech fuel injection but used the stock breather with an adapter from Russ.…"
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Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Thanks for the heads-up. Actually, I'm what you'd call a "Strict Constructionist" so I'm ok with rebuilding what originally came with the car. Everything usually fits better, too. "
Oct 11
Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"There is a replacement transducer being produced for around 80 I think. It's off of a 1970s Cadillac and is much shorter and better design. Works exactly like the original one. Joe on this forum uses one on his car"
Oct 11
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Update: I sent my Power module and a spare Transducer in to Classic Auto Air in Florida. Rebuilding BOTH parts comes to around $200. Hopefully, the hurricane won't hit them and I'll get my stuff back in about 2 weeks, working like new.…"
Oct 10
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Update (of sorts). I sent my power module and a spare transducer in to Classic Auto Air for a rebuild. The whole thing comes to around $200. Only scary part is that they are outside Orlando Florida, eagerly awaiting a hurricane. We'll see what…"
Oct 10
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"I won't tell you how old I am, but I will tell you that when I hear the word "NIKE" I think of a missile, not a shoe. (google it)"
Oct 1
Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Good God how old are you? You owned two 65's that didn't need work? You and Tony must have both been in grade school at the same time.  I was a special child and graduated the highest in my class..... by a good two feet. LOL"
Sep 30
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"It was a moment of triumph (I hope). I very much enjoy the comments, encouragement, knowledge (and even the occasional ribbing) from members. While I have had lots of Caddies with Comfortron (2 65's; 3 66's; 2 67's; 2 68's) I…"
Sep 30
Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Very happy for ya Norm. I thought at an earlier I asked if it would go full heat with full vacuum and full a/c with zero vacuum and you stated yes? This is what threw me off the scent of possible problems. As I've stated before, we are a bit…"
Sep 30
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Agreed. Only thing is the Heat/AC door is actuated by the Power Servo, not its own solenoid. As I became more familiar with how this system works, it slowly dawned on me that its malfunction was a possibility. When I disconnected the power servo arm…"
Sep 30
Jason Edge commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"As much as I respect Tim Groves Diagnostics book, the very 1st thing I will do when I do my "deep dive" into my Comfort control system is test ALL vacuum actuators and vacuum components before I do anything.  This will include the…"
Sep 30
Norman Silverman commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"In short, yes; but it holds a certain amount of vacuum before it won't hold enough to travel to all positions required. It was your post that got me thinking about what the system would be doing in this weather. It occurred to me that if it was…"
Sep 30
Clovis commented on Norman Silverman's blog post HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side
"Is the power servo leaking and not able to hold a vacuum,?"
Sep 30

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HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side

Posted on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 58 Comments

Hi.

Update:

I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…

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7 vacuum valve-need a good one or someone to recondition mine

Posted on September 15, 2018 at 5:44pm 12 Comments

So, I've put my 7 vacuum valve from the control head side to the test, and it failed. I looked at the instructions for re-conditioning it and unless I am missing something, the instructions are missing something (about how to take off the clip that provides the tension that holds the two pieces together). 

In any case, I can't do this particular repair so I am looking for a new valve (not likely), or a good re-conditioned one, or someone who has done this before and would do mine for…

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Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 7 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

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I do need to —-openly appogize —-to Jason Edge for being the problem —-I can sometimes be we worked out our issues and all I can say is we are extremely fortunate to have him as Web Master of this…Continue

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Corner Light Issues

Started by Mark Borer in Restoration Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 13 hours ago. 11 Replies

Hi Allam putting the 63 Convertible back togetheram currently putting the front goodies oni have operating turn signals but no cornering lightsi jumped power directly from the battery....they both…Continue

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Pinion seal

Posted by Michael Jarnagin on October 14, 2018 at 7:10pm 2 Comments

Can anyone give me a brief and easy way to replace the rear differential pinion seal mine is leaking and spraying gear lube everywhere. Thank you Michael 

Radio for sale:

Posted by Ray Schick on October 7, 2018 at 11:28am 0 Comments

Retro Sound Radio,

am-fm  with 30 pre sets,built in amp 18watts 40watts peak x 4 channels.

bass,treble,fader, balance

push button styling, Aux input for IPods.power antenna & amp turn on leads

works excellent $140.00 plus the shipping.…

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Battery Cable Hold Down

Posted by Ray Schick on October 2, 2018 at 2:40pm 5 Comments

I was walking d own the hardware isle and “Boom” had a idea for these…

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HVAC Vacuum Valve Clip-need the one for the Power Control side

Posted by Norman Silverman on September 17, 2018 at 8:15pm 58 Comments

Hi.

Update:

I removed both 7 nipple vacuum valves and called my buddy who owns a machine shop. Tomorrow we'll re-surface the valve faces and then I'll reinstall them. HOWEVER, the one that comes out easily and comes apart with no rivet is on the Power module side. It installs on one side with a small bolt, and on the other it is held on by a clip, WHICH IS MISSING ON MY CAR. I am going to assume it is the same clip that is used on the Control Module side. Anybody got one? Happy…

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