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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:13 PM
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AC vents in the Dash?

I was wondering if anyone knows what to expect when you remove the A/C vent setup from a NAS 110? I have an older 90 with what I believe is almost the same setup. I'm wondering what I would need to relocate the heater controls, and anything else I would need.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 01:49 PM
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Any chance you kept all the parts and dash setup after you removed it?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 02:45 PM
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I still have it in the truck, it will be coming out in the next few weeks, But, JimC was looking for parts of it to experiment with, If he doesn't want the dash parts we can talk.
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Tom - I've done this conversion on my 110. It's not difficult, but a lot of small details. And it depends upon what your ultimate goal is. I used the D90 heater controls that go on both sides of the main instrument console. But the 110 has a different method for re-directing air from the defrost vents to the lower heater vents. So I retained that portion of the 110 heater control (ECR may have a cleaner way of doing this). I also made up a new instrument console to hold the items that were in the 110 fascia (eg. hazard/defrost pushbuttons, rear window washer, etc) plus some additional gauges and switches I wanted. I no longer use any of the standard 110 vacuum controls, but added a vacuum-controlled valve to switch coolant flow on/off to the heater matrix. It probably sounds more complicated than it is. I think you really just need to tear into it, and you'll see what's there.
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Ryan,

Can you source me the vacuum controlled valve you used for turning the matrix on and off??
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Did you swap out the matix also? Whats different about defrost/floor controls?
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Old November 19th, 2008, 10:48 PM
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Can you source me the vacuum controlled valve you used for turning the matrix on and off??
I'm using a Ford part, PN D4AZ-18495A. The nice thing about it (other than being less than $30 from the Ford dealer) is that it has 5/8" coolant ports so it's easy to splice into the existing heater line. I've been using it for 6 years, and no problems.

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Did you swap out the matix also? Whats different about defrost/floor controls?
Yes, I'm using a D90-style heater. I haven't seen the D90 defrost/floor control so I can't say exactly what the difference is. But I recall that the cable was way too long, and there was not enough room to mount it for a straight pull up as required by the 110 control link that comes up through the lower dash. I just found that the stock 110 control was easiest to set up so that's what I used. I still need to make a cover for it to clean up that area. Depending upon what you plan to do, you can get the D90 fascia and cover up the exposed dash area. I did this for the right side only since I have the new instrument panel I made located in the middle.
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Do you have any pics?
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yes, pics please!
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