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WTB: F C gas heater Underdash controller
Posted by: CorvairCraigZ ()
Date: December 10, 2017 08:19PM

Hi everyone. I need the underdash controls for the gas heater.Has anyone adapted the passenger car controls to a FC for the gas-o-boom FC heater? Thanks. craig

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/2017 09:05PM by MattNall.

Re: F C gas heater
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 10, 2017 08:33PM

The underdash control for an FC gas heater is the same as the underdash control for a car gas heater; what varies are the cable lengths. All '60 Corvair heaters were gas-heaters and they were an available option for some time.

I probably have a gas-heater control; let me check and see if I have one with good levers. (like the air heater controls, they're often broken.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

Re: WTB: F C gas heater Underdash controller
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 11, 2017 08:15AM

I just checked my "pile o'gas heater parts" and unfortunately I do not have a workable gas heater control.

In looking at what I have, I'm reminded that each cable and knob assembly is made as a unit and not adjustable or changeable. Cable lengths for FC are different than car cable lengths.

While the chrome bases are identical between car and FC, all of the cable lengths are specific to the application. You need to get FC knob/cable assemblies for the control to work in an FC.

If you are putting this in your Ultra-van, you might be better to adapt an air-heater control so you can make custom-length cables for that application.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

+17 Tons of parts

Re: WTB: F C gas heater Underdash controller
Posted by: CorvairCraigZ ()
Date: December 11, 2017 10:12AM

thanks for the helpful info. I may or may not use it as I don't know what heater, if any was in the first ultravan, as he may have just used engine heat as there were two round holes, now covered over by others,in the rear bed area bulkhead.
001 was completed in 1961, so could have had 61 shrouds, for heat, installed.
I am still searching for any info or drawings/pictures of when it was first built.

Re: WTB: F C gas heater Underdash controller
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: December 11, 2017 11:52AM

FC gas heater would not have been factory installed.
Any pictures that I have seen of the first Ultravan have never had a heater and/or heater controls under the dash.
Even though the FC cables would be longer than the car unit - it still would not be long enough to use (as stock) in an Ultravan.
Also, how would one route so many cables?

Re: WTB: F C gas heater Underdash controller
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: December 11, 2017 01:00PM

"FC gas heaters would not have been factory installed"

I am thinking Tony is referring to a UV. I am sure they were factory installed in FC vehicles.

Re: WTB: F C gas heater Underdash controller
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 11, 2017 04:48PM

I am sure you have a good reason for wanting to do this, but in an UV I would think a RV propane furnace would be a better deal. Lots of the on ebay and RV junk yards. I gave a spare away a few years ago.

J.O.

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