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Gas Heater Gurus
Date: November 01, 2018 01:12PM

Guys, where do I find the fuel metering connector?

Clarks: CX1620

Is this just s simple 3 way brass connector?

1961 Corvair 700 Sedan - 3sp - Gasoline Heat - Lowered - Rust in Progress


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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 01, 2018 01:15PM

Nope a regulator... use any small regulator...like 1-3psi, etc.

Actual usints are out there





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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 01, 2018 01:25PM

Are you asking where it is actually located on the car?

If so it is up by the gas tank, or should be, depending on if it is or was installed like the factory.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 01, 2018 01:37PM

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: GWLee ()
Date: November 01, 2018 01:41PM

Thanks Matt, I was looking for a picture of mine, to show him.

Lee Adkins

A Cave Man car
1960 2dr Coupe with pg
Color Tasco Turq.
With Ermine white top.

Catlettsburg,
In the Beautiful state of
North/East KY!

Not the best pic, but the only I had from then, 1997!

2016!

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Date: November 02, 2018 11:45AM

Thanks. No i know where its supposed to be, I was just wondering what it physically was. So thats why the return goes before it? I could just use a regulator w/ a return then? Correct?

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 02, 2018 12:03PM

Correct... if using an electric pump at tank area...easy..





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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Date: November 02, 2018 12:27PM

I wasn't going to, but now I'm thinking maybe keep completely seperate fuel systems? Can I pull both the mechanical pump engine feed and an electric pump feed from the sender with a splitter? I was afraid the electric pump would overpower the mechanical one and starve the engine of fuel when the heater is on.

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 02, 2018 01:36PM

Just TEE off the rubber line at the tank... and use a low pressure 1-4 psi pump





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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Date: November 04, 2018 01:33PM

Awesome! Thanks Matt!

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: November 04, 2018 03:58PM

As I recall when I rebuilt my last gas heater, you need 4 1/2 to 5 p.s.i. fuel pressure to the heater, so a 4 p.s.i. (or less) pump won't be sufficient. The specs are in the shop manual.

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Date: November 06, 2018 04:59AM

Spyderman64 Wrote:
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> As I recall when I rebuilt my last gas heater, you
> need 4 1/2 to 5 p.s.i. fuel pressure to the
> heater, so a 4 p.s.i. (or less) pump won't be
> sufficient. The specs are in the shop manual.

I thought it was 1-2 psi.

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: November 06, 2018 06:43AM

From the 1960 shop manual, page 11-11: "The fuel pressure should be between 4.0 and 5.0 psi for proper heater operation."

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Date: November 06, 2018 07:24AM

is that tested at the heater itself? or before the regulator? Because the factory pump will provide 4-5psi, but then its reduced at the regulator. I would assume they say that because without 4-5 psi at the pump, it couldn't move enough fuel to the engine and the heater. I don't have a 1960 manual, so I'm not sure.

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 06, 2018 07:27AM

Free online / downloadable manuals are linked in our FAQ's...

You are correct.... last year a guy ran his unregulated..was not pretty!





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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: Spyderman64 ()
Date: November 06, 2018 08:22AM

Four and a half to 5 pounds into the heater itself. Get a shop manual -- you won't be sorry.

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Posted by: Vern in Bend ()
Date: November 06, 2018 09:05AM

I run gas heaters in both of my FCs.

I Tee'd off the gas line right behind the gas tank and use an electric pump and flat diaphragm-type regulator set at 4.5 psi. I pick 12v off the heater solenoid so the pump runs only when the thermostat is calling for heat.

They have worked reliably for 40+ and 25 years respectively.

Regards, Vern

Bend, Oregon

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Re: Gas Heater Gurus
Date: November 06, 2018 10:50AM

Vern in Bend Wrote:
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> I run gas heaters in both of my FCs.
>
> I Tee'd off the gas line right behind the gas tank
> and use an electric pump and flat diaphragm-type
> regulator set at 4.5 psi. I pick 12v off the
> heater solenoid so the pump runs only when the
> thermostat is calling for heat.
>
> They have worked reliably for 40+ and 25 years
> respectively.
>
> Regards, Vern

Thanks Vern, that makes sense.

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