Author Topic: WTB 1939 (1940 1941) Cadillac LaSalle Heater Switch - deluxe heater w/defroster.  (Read 662 times)

Offline johnmereness

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WTB 1939 Cadillac LaSalle Heater Switch for deluxe heater with defroster.  AND, HAS SOMEONE REPRODUCED CHROME KNOB ?  JOHNMERENESS@AOL.COM 513-478-1887
« Last Edit: April 08, 2017, 01:23:00 PM by johnmereness »

Offline johnmereness

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Does someone have this part ?

Offline Tom Boehm

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Hello John, I do not have a switch to sell. However, I recently acquired the correct switch for my 1940 Lasalle. I am 99.9% certain that the chrome knob/lever is not reproduced. It took a while but I did find a switch. I got a reproduction wiring harness from YnZ. It goes between the heater and the switch. I assume you do not have the underseat heaters. They get a different switch.

Offline johnmereness

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I need a switch for a 39 (40 is Chrome and has three little chrome switches) while 39 has a single chrome lever and hands under dash.  I have reproduction plastic - so the condition of the plastic is not at issue.  This goes on a high point score  car and would like to find  the original part.  Correct, I do not have underseat heaters, but I do have defrost.  Rhode Island made me the original heater wiring.

Offline Tom Boehm

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Hello John, 1939 and 1940 Cadillacs and Lasalles had identical heating equipment options. You have the base option, which is a box under the dash with doors on it. Some of these had the fresh air inlet on the passenger side lower cowl. The correct switch for the base heater/defroster is the single chrome lever with plastic face.
The upgrade heating system had underseat heaters with a round radiatorlike defrost blower under the dash and the fresh air inlet on the passenger side lower cowl. The correct switch for the upgrade system has the chrome face with three chrome lever switches.
    So the point to this is you are looking for a base heater/defroster switch for 1939 and 1940 Cadillac and Lasalle.
    It took me a long time to get the various options straight.  Just out of curiosity, are you restoring a 1939 Cadillac or Lasalle?

Offline johnmereness

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Restoring a 1939 LaSalle (it has the lower grade heater in it - a 3 door with defrost (no air intake from the cowl).  Car is being done high point - and interestingly has photos of it as a new car so want to make sure all equipment is correct.

Offline johnmereness

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Switch looks like this - most of all need the actual mechanical switch (I assume a 5 way switch) low-high-off-low-high  - I have new plastic emblem and found a decent enough reproduction chrome handle for switch.
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Offline Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

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John,
 I sent you some pics.
 Bob
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Offline johnmereness

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I am still looking

Online Barry M Wheeler #2189

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I can't believe that AllCads doesn't have one for you. They have a website.
Barry M. Wheeler #2189

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