Rain, wind and cold uncharacteristic June. For pleasant walks weather of little use. It's time to lock up garage and attach to the place of some glands, on the finding that it was necessary to spend a lot of time in the winter.
The most important task is to organize the work of the switching unit interior ventilation modes. One day he announced the strike. Fan continued diligently to drive air out of vents in the cabin, but to redirect the flow of the windshield has become impossible. This is certainly not a tragedy, but the trouble is quite annoying. Riding in the rain without such a blow turns into torture. Glass anti-mist, and provide an overview can only be constantly wiping it from the inside with a rag. Because the machine is quite wide, it has to squirm struggling. Open windows do not solve the problem, but only added to the water in the cabin. I think Fury downright sucks in every drop of rain that turned around. Imported antizapotevatelnaya chemistry is also not covered themselves in glory.
In general, the machine has an all-weather, the ventilation had to be repaired.
For switching modes meets a small unit, to which the vacuum tubes are connected. No electricity, just pure mechanical push-pull. Inside the case is a pack of several thin molded plates made of very hard plastic. When we click one of the long button on the control panel, it rests on the plate and moves one or more of them in one direction or another. On the far side plates are projections that push the valve, opening and locking the channels to which the vacuum tubes are suitable. As a result of the actuators directs airflow in the desired direction. Flaps are favorite position, rooted to the spot.
disassembled the unit, I saw that the reason for refusal was to break the plastic rivet. Restore them to me was not under force. It remains only to keep up with the times and to repair by replacing broken components with new ones. This is not the way of the samurai, but not an easy walk in the phaeton.
As you can imagine, control units for ventilation Plymouth Fury 1974 issue in a nearby store of spare parts for cars are not sold. Most computer programs such points do not contain information about the existence of the model. The name of a bygone few years ago in the history of the brand Plymouth soon be erased from the memory vendors. All the hopes I had placed in the bottomless coffers of American junk automobile dealers.
potential enemy, as usual, lived up to expectations. Somewhere in the back of beyond incredible shelf warehouse I find the right item. It is hard to imagine how many times over more than forty years cherished the box shifted from place to place. She had worn out, but still has brought to me its contents - a brand new switch
New old parts (NOS) I am so pleased that prior to installation, I do not even attribute them to the garage, and I keep at home. However, the hour, and extracted iron departed for other purposes.
In winter, I managed to find another subject, the lack of which for many years a little upset me. This is the mode selector switch of screen wipers and windshield washer. Sam wiper switch I, of course, was and worked perfectly fine, but it was no small chrome pumpochka. Trifle, but unpleasant as detached button on the sleeve of his jacket.
This switch, I was finally able to catch somewhere in Canada. Ridiculous price, crazy time of delivery, but another brand new item NOS.
Dashboard to Plymouth is removed easily and quickly, especially when it is not the first time. Replacing the switch is not anything interesting. Slightly longer had to tinker with the ignition switch.
I wrote in a previous correspondence that my old castle completely fell ill and needed to be replaced. So it's his time. Necessary to remove the steering wheel, column podrazobrat and voila. Everything is in place.
As a result, a couple of hours spent in the garage on a rainy day, I got completely restored functional switches the instrument panel and ignition switch. My soul rejoiced.