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Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: April 30, 2022 03:24AM

I've successfully reproduced the very complicated fresh air inlet duct (GM #3151223), currently only available from Clarks as a sewn fabric replacement.



This is the rubber boot that connects the heater motor housing to the engine firewall in both cars and FCs.



The rubber of the originals is now typically pretty dry and cracked. My reproduction is made from flexible but very tough black polyurethane rubber. This is a reproduction from an used original (thanks to Jeff at the Corvair Ranch) so it has some surface irregularities. [If anyone has a good quality NOS boot, I'd be interested in buying it.]

ebay price is $70 but I am offering it for $60 + shipping on the forum. PM me if interested.
Steve

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: April 30, 2022 05:00AM

I'll take two. PM Sent.
THANK YOU for making the effort to reproduce these additional pieces.thumbs up

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 02, 2022 04:14AM

Steve:

this is for LMs also right? Or just EM & FC.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2022 04:16AM by Lane66m.

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 02, 2022 05:55AM

P/M Sent,

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: May 02, 2022 06:16AM

LMs do it differently - only FC and EM.
Steve

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: May 02, 2022 06:26AM

And here I thought those were made of Dried out duct tape and aluminum foil. Huh.

Everett Wilson
North Richland Hills TX
(Now, South of 820!!)
64 Greenbrier 110 with 95 heads/PG

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: May 02, 2022 07:25AM

Wish you had them 3 years ago.. fixed the van's duct with rubber wheel and glue.

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: May 03, 2022 10:00AM

Fantastic Steve! thumbs up

Yet another great re-pop you have created!
I'm still loving the FC front floor mat in Dainer's Rampside.
In fact have some locals who would like to get Black front
mat's if and when you make another run.

I have sent you a PM on getting at least a couple of these ducts.
Thanks again. smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 03, 2022 01:12PM

corventure Dave Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Fantastic Steve! thumbs up
>
> Yet another great re-pop you have created!
> I'm still loving the FC front floor mat in Dainer's Rampside.
> In fact have some locals who would like to get Black front
> mat's if and when you make another run.



For what it is worth....
Clark's shows Steve's Mats in their catalog. [ssl.corvair.com]
Part number C13372: FC FRONT RUBBER MAT-BLACK $ 320.20 Catalog Page 282

Of course, showing them as available and actually having them in stock may be something completely different.confused smiley

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: May 03, 2022 01:59PM

Clarks should have the front mats in stock. I recently made a new batch for them.
Steve

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: May 05, 2022 05:51PM

thumbs up thumbs upsmileys with beer

Corventure Dave

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 05, 2022 07:07PM

Actually, Clark's part #C10064 (on page 104 in the big catalog, price of $72.70) is a silicone rubber boot molded directly from an original factory part that they have been selling for decades. I know, as I supply them. I'm in the process of restocking them as we speak. So while some of the rubber parts they sell are on back order, I'm working to catch up on the back orders I have for them. It's been a rough last couple of years for me, time-wise, to keep up with orders.

-Mark

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: May 05, 2022 09:18PM

Hi Mark,
I was wondering who had been making the C10064 boots; I should have guessed it was you. I suspect it's easier to make out of silicone; been very difficult to make out of the more durable urethane. At any rate, I was assuming C10064 was no longer going to be available. I do not like to compete with Clarks if they already have a quality reproduction, so even though I've made a bit of an investment in this, I'm willing to cease to market it online when you restock.
Regards,
Steve

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: SteveInMarietta ()
Date: May 09, 2022 04:02PM

I still have several of these available at the discounted price. Could be a good time to plan ahead.
Steve

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 12, 2022 01:50PM

The pair I ordered arrived today....
These are GREAT and I am happy to have been able to purchase them at any price.

I have never been disappointed with any of the FC specific items I have purchased from Steve over the past few years and am happy to support his efforts.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe
1965 Monza Coupe
1965 Monza Convertible
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: May 13, 2022 09:57AM

Steve,

Am behind on rubber products for Clark's, as I've been tied up with other projects. But then, orders have also been down since the pandemic hit. They did discontinue the EM FC shifter boot on me by going with their own repo. And it was one of my big moneymakers for me.

Now if you want to repop something I hate to do, do the N/A oil bath air hose and the Turbo oil bath air hose.

-Mark

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: jazzworkerbee ()
Date: May 13, 2022 10:22AM

Nice! I made mine from wire mesh and Gorilla Tape. I'm afraid to try to remove it.

Daniel Atkinson
Tacoma, WA
65 Turbocharged Corsa

Re: Repro #3151223 Heater Duct Now Available
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: May 18, 2022 07:34PM

Received the 3 I ordered. Thank you Steve. They are excellent.

Corventure Dave

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