Entry 21- Heater, Engine, Exhaust Manifold, Throttle Linkage, Fuel Filter

Heater Box Removed

Heater Box Removed

Heater Case Assembly

Still on a mission to remove the heater case assembly, I loosened the clips holding the wiring harness around the heater to gain a little maneuvering room. In two cases, as the images show, the clips were secured with phillips head screws while the clip in the firewall was fastened with a hex head 7/16” bolt. I also disconnected the Lever Assembly for Hot/Cold Control from the cable.

Harness Screw Clip by Heater

Harness Screw Clip by Heater

Harness Screw Clip by Heater

Harness Screw Clip by Heater

Harness Bolt Clip by Heater

Harness Bolt Clip by Heater

Heater Cable Connection

Heater Cable Connection

After disconnecting the cable, I was then able to extract the heater case assembly form the engine compartment. What a mess it was! The mice just ruined parts of this car. The fan blower was filled with upholstery stuffing and who knows what else to make a nice bed for the little creatures.

Heater Mice Mess

Heater Mice Mess

Heater Mice Mess

Heater Mice Mess

Heater Box Removed

Heater Box Removed

Heater Blower Basket

Heater Blower Basket

Water Control Valve

Water Control Valve

Engine

After removing the heater casing assembly, I turned my attention to the engine itself to begin preparations for removal of the engine, gearbox and overdrive from the car. I removed the front and rear exhaust manifolds. Eight 1/2” brass nuts per manifold. Getting to the rear nuts on the rear manifold would have been a tough job had the heater still been in place. I then disconnected the split pin at the carbs on the throttle linkage and popped the ball joint loose. I then disconnected the throttle shaft held in place by a 7/16” bolt and nylock nut. I then loosened the top nut on the engine stabilizer at the rear of the engine, and the horizontal bolt/nut through the bottom of the stabilizer pin. The bolt head was to the left of the car as one looks from the front of the engine.

exhaust Manifold Removed

Exhaust Manifold Removed

Carb Linkage

Carb Linkage

Rear Engine Stabilizer

Rear Engine Stabilizer

Rear Exhaust Manifold

Rear Exhaust Manifold

Fuel Filter

Next I disconnected the temperature sensor wire for the automatic fuel enrichment system I believe from its fitting. I then disconnected the fuel line from the fuel filter.

Fuel Filter

Fuel Filter

Thermal sensor

Thermal sensor

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