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1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life
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raffaplymouth
Posted 2018-08-07 8:03 AM (#567970)
Subject: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life


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Hi Guys ... Finally after 10 years of Restoration ... almost finished ! i need some help for little parts missing :

Sunvisors

Convertible boot upper and lower

heater valve 

bumper guards  

 

 

 

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-07 9:33 AM (#567977 - in reply to #567970)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life



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Congrats. Looks great. Job well done.

I can't give you much help but I can give you the link to my heater-related post in which we establish that the PN for the heater valve is 1688 946, across the board (mostly) in 55-57 at least, including Desoto. The thread includes info about the Ranco heater valves and the modern equivalent and NAPA rebuild kits and links on how to do it:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=67959&...

This is the one that I bought (and it is still available on eBay):

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Heater-Control-Valve-673452-fits-Volvo-122-P...



Good luck.



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57burb
Posted 2018-08-07 10:20 AM (#567983 - in reply to #567977)
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Raffaele, I think I have a good heater valve. I'll look this weekend. If I find it, it is an original from a 42k mile New Yorker. Can you verify it's the same part?
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-07 10:31 AM (#567985 - in reply to #567983)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life



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57burb - 2018-08-07 10:20 AM
Raffaele, I think I have a good heater valve. I'll look this weekend. If I find it, it is an original from a 42k mile New Yorker. Can you verify it's the same part?


Be aware that the Model 705 heater (whatever that was) used a 1819 516 heater valve not the 1688 946.





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Mike McCandless
Posted 2018-08-07 11:13 AM (#567987 - in reply to #567970)
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Congrats man!!! Beautiful car
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mikes2nd
Posted 2018-08-07 12:24 PM (#567992 - in reply to #567970)
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Did converts use special sunvisors?

 

Oh you need the big puffy ones, just padded and vinyl them with gold.



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raffaplymouth
Posted 2018-08-07 6:40 PM (#568011 - in reply to #567977)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life


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56D500boy - 2018-08-07 3:33 PM Congrats. Looks great. Job well done. I can't give you much help but I can give you the link to my heater-related post in which we establish that the PN for the heater valve is 1688 946, across the board (mostly) in 55-57 at least, including Desoto. The thread includes info about the Ranco heater valves and the modern equivalent and NAPA rebuild kits and links on how to do it: http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=67959&... This is the one that I bought (and it is still available on eBay): https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Heater-Control-Valve-673452-fits-Volvo-122-P... Good luck. :)
wow ! Thanks .. i think is good one on ebay ! i can buy it.. i think box is 946

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raffaplymouth
Posted 2018-08-07 6:41 PM (#568012 - in reply to #567983)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life


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57burb - 2018-08-07 4:20 PM Raffaele, I think I have a good heater valve. I'll look this weekend. If I find it, it is an original from a 42k mile New Yorker. Can you verify it's the same part?
very good news ! you think is rebuilded ? or used with no leak ??

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raffaplymouth
Posted 2018-08-07 6:54 PM (#568016 - in reply to #567992)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life


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mikes2nd - 2018-08-07 6:24 PM

Did converts use special sunvisors?

 

Oh you need the big puffy ones, just padded and vinyl them with gold.

Hello ! i think different ... but probably i can modify.. i have the convertible sunvisor brackets 

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57burb
Posted 2018-08-07 10:07 PM (#568035 - in reply to #568012)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life



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raffaplymouth - 2018-08-07 5:41 PM

57burb - 2018-08-07 4:20 PM Raffaele, I think I have a good heater valve. I'll look this weekend. If I find it, it is an original from a 42k mile New Yorker. Can you verify it's the same part?
very good news ! you think is rebuilded ? or used with no leak ??



It is certainly 100% original, never replaced. It did not leak before, but it's hard to guarantee.

Let me know if you're interested in the entire assembly, I have just about all the parts.



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raffaplymouth
Posted 2018-08-08 7:36 PM (#568089 - in reply to #568035)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life


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57burb - 2018-08-08 4:07 AM
raffaplymouth - 2018-08-07 5:41 PM

57burb - 2018-08-07 4:20 PM Raffaele, I think I have a good heater valve. I'll look this weekend. If I find it, it is an original from a 42k mile New Yorker. Can you verify it's the same part?
very good news ! you think is rebuilded ? or used with no leak ??

It is certainly 100% original, never replaced. It did not leak before, but it's hard to guarantee. Let me know if you're interested in the entire assembly, I have just about all the parts. :laugh:
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-08-08 8:01 PM (#568091 - in reply to #568035)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life



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57burb - 2018-08-07 10:07 PM
It is certainly 100% original, never replaced. It did not leak before, but it's hard to guarantee.


It most likely is a Ranco H16 like the eBay one, so the $10 NAPA heater valve repair kit would work in the event that it did leak:







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raffaplymouth
Posted 2018-08-08 8:14 PM (#568092 - in reply to #568091)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life


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56D500boy - 2018-08-09 2:01 AM
57burb - 2018-08-07 10:07 PM It is certainly 100% original, never replaced. It did not leak before, but it's hard to guarantee.
It most likely is a Ranco H16 like the eBay one, so the $10 NAPA heater valve repair kit would work in the event that it did leak: :)
very nice 

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ToMopar
Posted 2018-08-10 6:18 AM (#568180 - in reply to #567970)
Subject: Re: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life



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Raffaele, you made a new thread....
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raffaplymouth
Posted 2018-08-11 6:52 PM (#568259 - in reply to #568035)
Subject: RE: 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Back to Life


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57burb - 2018-08-08 4:07 AM
raffaplymouth - 2018-08-07 5:41 PM

57burb - 2018-08-07 4:20 PM Raffaele, I think I have a good heater valve. I'll look this weekend. If I find it, it is an original from a 42k mile New Yorker. Can you verify it's the same part?
very good news ! you think is rebuilded ? or used with no leak ??

It is certainly 100% original, never replaced. It did not leak before, but it's hard to guarantee. Let me know if you're interested in the entire assembly, I have just about all the parts. :laugh:
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