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wtb Heater control arm Support bracket, small hc valve?

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I've done two heater box rebuilds, and neither have the valve supported at all. If the levers move freely, and with the short hose used, the valve hardly moves at all. I say don't worry about it.

And, yes, there are alternatives to the brass valve. I currently use a plastic valve on one and a stamped metal valve on the other. The plastic one is NLA from my source, but check the forum search. I remember it being discussed before. Seems like it was an old Internation Harvester valve. Found it:

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Mike is correct ---the short hose is really all the support required for the valve. I fabricated a few easy to do metal mounts to friction fit into the base of the broken plastic mounts---just couldn't see the necessity of riveting it to the box--that would only make servicing the valve more difficult down the road---scoyote

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I saw your post about your heater valve issues. I have an extra black plastic aftermarket valve in excellent condition. Do you still need one?

As an alternative, if you find/have a brass valve, here is a link for an aftermarket bracket that bolts to the usually broken plastic support on the heater box itself. I put this on, and it has been great. www.cpiauto.com/index.php?

FYI...my '02 is the later model. Hope this helps.

Tim

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