1962 4 door Canadian Laurentian, 261 cu.in 6 cyl, pwr glide
The little black thing is a heater control valve used in 61-62 for sure, not sure about other years. It opens and closes via the heater controls in the car.
This is how it is set up in my 61 with a 261. I don't imagine it would be any different in 62 because its the same valve.
Hose from the water pump to the top inlet on the heat core.Hose from the bottom inlet on the heater core to the passenger side of the heater control valve.Hose from the driver side of the heater control valve back to the engine.
Hope that helps!
drae_man wrote: question, does the water pump push coolant into the engine block, or suck it out?
question, does the water pump push coolant into the engine block, or suck it out?
It's a pusher not a sucker.
Here's a vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7inC4lOpGs
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
I have pics of 3 62 Chevys with that setup, a 235-6, a 327, and a 283. The hookup on all 3 are different. A 4th 62 which was a 235-6 when new and had that valve on top of the heater missing. Seems it doesn't matter much. All 3 are Canadian Chevys. In the Chevy shop manual, the "deluxe heater" has the hoses hooked up like this. If you number the 4 hoses clockwise, #1 being the top left one, #1 hooks directly to #3. # 2 and # 4, the drawing in the manual doesn't show where they go, but they are different diameters as are the 2 hoses that hook to the water pump/block, so hook them to the correct sizes. I think it is #2 to the top/block and #4 to the bottom/water pump. In my 62 Cdn Chev shop manual supplement, it says the deluxe heater was standard in 62, likely the same in a Cdn Pontiac. In 61, it was optional. Don
63 Pariesienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic
Here is my 61 Bubbletop. It will be the same. I don't have that balance fitting but I think that's a 62 only thing but I could be wrong. Yes I know the fuel lines are terrible. No it's not a real 348 car. All Canadian built cars by this time had deluxe heaters and standard equipment.