<VV> Broken heater cable

HallGrenn at aol.com HallGrenn at aol.com
Thu Apr 15 09:38:47 EDT 2010

I did the same thing Clark did on my brand new '68 back in March 1968 when  
mine broke at the same place but because of a kink in the line not  
corrosion.  But all subsequent problems with binding have been due to  corrosion at 
the back end under the car.  Doing a careful job of bending  the wire has 
worked for me to buy time until I had a good day to get under it to  replace 
the whole cable.  I never tried to anneal any of my wire and got  away with 
it for years.  Best of luck.
Bob Hall
Group Corvair
In a message dated 4/15/2010 7:31:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time,  
chartzel at comcast.net writes:

Mike, I  feel your pain!  My 1965 4-door has a broken cable loop and my  
fix was to remove the screw that holds it to the lever assembly and  move 
cable over under the ash tray area and screw it to the bottom of  the dash.
Now I just use a small pair of pliers to push and pull the cable  as needed.
Works like a charm!  Looks crappy but the thought of  jacking the car up,
removing all the tunnel pans and crawling around on  hard concrete just
turned me off fixing it the right way.
Lazy Clark  Hartzel

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