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More-less for cosmetic reasons, I decided to go with the carb spacer instead of the four-way brass connector. Can you advise if this solution will have the same effectivity? Here is the parts list, hopefully nothing is missing in it:

'65-'68 oil cap with open/emission
air cleaner adapter (any idea where to get one?)
road draft replacement connector from a 1962 to 64 Ford
(any idea where to get one?)
'66 carb spacer
PCV valve
hoses
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Today I found my heat riser valve not working properly. Or I should say - not working at all . After the engine was warmed up, the valve stayed in the closed position (on the picture) and there was a sort of clicking sound from the engine. It wasn't stuck, when I pushed the valve down/open, the sound disappeared. Without the push, the valve returned to the closed position. Can this part be repaired anyhow or it needs to be replaced for those bloody $70?
If the valve opens freely by hand then the problem could be the spring. That is what opens the valve when it gets hot and expands. You can try taking the spring off and seeing if the exhaust causes it to stay open. If it doesn't then it's not free enough and you can try shooting some penetrating oil in the shaft front and back to loosen it up. You can always wire it to stay open all the time. Your engine just won't warm up quite as fast. If you only drive in warm weather it won't be a problem.

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More-less for cosmetic reasons, I decided to go with the carb spacer instead of the four-way brass connector. Can you advise if this solution will have the same effectivity? Here is the parts list, hopefully nothing is missing in it:

'65-'68 oil cap with open/emission
• air cleaner adapter (any idea where to get one?)
• road draft replacement connector from a 1962 to 64 Ford
(any idea where to get one?)
'66 carb spacer
PCV valve
• hoses
I think that on your year BIRD, that the later PCV carb spacer will cause clearance problems with the air cleaner to hood clearance. The one you are showing (C6SZ 9A589-A) has a nipple for a vacuum signal, not large enough for a PCV signal.

This conversion-

...Has the PCV inlet as part of the carb base.

The other conversion method shows using the brass vacuum fitting on the intake manifold-



You will need a push-on oil filler cap (open) as opposed to a twist-on to fit the oil filler tube properly.

Here is a Y Block PCV file Gary asked me to post for him.

http://www.squarebirds.org/SB/Y-BLOCK- PCV_1.pdf

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air cleaner adapter (any idea where to get one?)

road draft replacement connector from a 1962 to 64 Ford
(any idea where to get one?)
By adapter, do you mean the carburetor stud?

THUNDERBIRD RANCH has the PCV fitting on the rear of the intake.
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Today I found my heat riser valve not working properly...
I'm glad you finally got around to checking this from ten days ago. I asked about it but no answer.
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If your engine is severely overheating you must identify:
  1. If the engine is clogged with debris or the head gaskets are rusted through,
  2. If the radiator is clear to flow coolant AND air,
  3. If the water pump is moving coolant,
  4. If the thermostat is stuck shut,[/b]
  5. If the heat riser valve is stuck shut (in the RH exhaust manifold).
You may want to take John's advice and wire it open. This will give your cooling system relief as well. - Dave
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By adapter, do you mean the carburetor stud?

THUNDERBIRD RANCH has the PCV fitting on the rear of the intake.
By air cleaner adapter I meant... Any idea where I can get this one?
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:55 AM
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By air cleaner adapter I meant... Any idea where I can get this one?
Here 'ya go- http://www.jegs.com/p/Mr-Gasket/Mr-G...27383/10002/-1
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Cool! Hail to the internet, the SB forum and all of you great people (Greg, Dave, Ray and others) who help a lot by sharing their valuable knowledge!
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:24 AM
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You are also going to need a push-on filler cap with no internal filter.




All hoses must be fabricated with PCV rated hose and not heater hose.
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