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Bill Marcy
07-31-2016, 12:01 PM
On my 68 Superior, there is a knob missing, which I believe controls the rear heat. It is located on the right of the forward facing jump seat, if you are sitting in it. Currently, all I have there is a hole with a wire sticking out of it. Anybody have one of these that they would sell me? I would really like to get this part, thank you.

Kurt Arends
07-31-2016, 03:39 PM
If all you have is "a hole with wiring sticking out of it", you need more than just a knob!

If it is just a hole, it may have just had a plug in it as well as holes were plugged from the factory if the vehicle was not ordered with that option..... such as rear A.C.

Paul Steinberg
07-31-2016, 05:18 PM
I have a wajamacallit, but I don't know if it is the right size or color for you needs. it is somewhere between 1/8" and 4" in diameter, and measures 5 1/4" diagonally. It can be mounted either vertically or horizontally, however, if mounted horizontally, the electrons might spill out of it, and contaminate the floor. If that happens, then you need to have a hazardous clean up license to mop up the loose electrons. It is a very expensive item that was manufactured by Dewey, Screwem, and Howe. They have gone out of business, and the successors to the business are Killum n'Eatum. :D

Steve Loftin
07-31-2016, 06:04 PM
On my 68 Superior, there is a knob missing, which I believe controls the rear heat. It is located on the right of the forward facing jump seat, if you are sitting in it. Currently, all I have there is a hole with a wire sticking out of it. Anybody have one of these that they would sell me? I would really like to get this part, thank you.

Please post a photo.

Bill Marcy
07-31-2016, 07:20 PM
Please post a photo.


I have no photo of what is missing. Maybe I could put up a picture of what it looks like now, if that is of any help. This car has no AC, so maybe it is a control for the rear heat?

Steve Loftin
07-31-2016, 08:44 PM
Maybe I could put up a picture of what it looks like now, if that is of any help.

Precisely what I was asking for.

Rich Koski
07-31-2016, 10:19 PM
This switch is in a 1969 superior.

John ED Renstrom
07-31-2016, 10:36 PM
My question would be,it the wire hot. Is it a power wire or a controlled wire.if its hot it would go to a switch.if it's not, hook up 12volts to it and see what comes on

Bill Marcy
08-02-2016, 06:30 PM
Okay, here is a picture, or two of the location, the hole and the wire. Anybody have what goes here?

Kurt Arends
08-02-2016, 06:35 PM
That's where you toss your cigarettes! Note the burn mark!

What is the horizontal bar mounted next to the jump seat? Is that a stretcher bar??

Bill Marcy
08-02-2016, 06:48 PM
That's where you toss your cigarettes! Note the burn mark!

What is the horizontal bar mounted next to the jump seat? Is that a stretcher bar??

I think it is.

Kerry Bogard
08-02-2016, 07:10 PM
Okay, here is a picture, or two of the location, the hole and the wire. Anybody have what goes here?

1. Choice One: [url]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Control-temperature-control-aircraft-control-rheostat-NEW-/162051327302?hash=item25bb030546:g:VMsAAOSw2G

2. Second choice: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Heat-Control-Adjustment-Knob-Rheostat-Retro-Electronics-/120844031484?

This is disgustingly dirty but, the knob itself and I think the rheostat switch closely matches what I had in both my 63-64 Superior Combinations.....if that will help. The head would be mounted under the surface of where your dog chewed that massive hole :)
I'm not a electrical guy but, I think the 'head' would mount on the underside with just the shaft sticking through for the cover plate and knob. Both these are currently on ebay. Best of Luck. Been watching your cars progress for a while and Love the color on your Coach!

Martin Harvey
08-02-2016, 09:32 PM
Here is the '67 prior to some modifications. might help. Still have it same place, it's the cot light heat fan control box.

http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/12/49/28/02/30726410.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/view/12492802/1180)


Close-up of the one removed from JM's '69 Superior Pontiac

http://i35.servimg.com/u/f35/12/49/28/02/pict0310.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/view/12492802/1181)

Kurt Arends
08-02-2016, 10:33 PM
Mystery solved! Good job Martin!

Paul Steinberg
08-02-2016, 11:39 PM
That is a Cole Hersee rotary heater fan switch that you are missing. See picture from eBay seller. This might not be exactly what was used, because at that time, they were also using a white twist knob with a light behind the plastic that illuminated. Those also become available on eBay. I might even have one in the garage, but it will be a couple of days before I can check.
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ccAAAOSwXeJXerIE/s-l400.jpg

Link to eBay seller.... (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cole-Hersee-Heater-Defroster-Rotary-Switch-68363-BX-/322181420667?hash=item4b0382567b:g:ccAAAOSwXeJXerI E&vxp=mtr)

John ED Renstrom
08-03-2016, 12:37 AM
Got to be a lot more Wire down in there

Bill Marcy
08-03-2016, 06:00 PM
That is a Cole Hersee rotary heater fan switch that you are missing. See picture from eBay seller. This might not be exactly what was used, because at that time, they were also using a white twist knob with a light behind the plastic that illuminated. Those also become available on eBay. I might even have one in the garage, but it will be a couple of days before I can check.
http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ccAAAOSwXeJXerIE/s-l400.jpg

Link to eBay seller.... (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cole-Hersee-Heater-Defroster-Rotary-Switch-68363-BX-/322181420667?hash=item4b0382567b:g:ccAAAOSwXeJXerI E&vxp=mtr)

Well, I bought it, because I trust that you know more than I do and that it is the part I am missing. Thanks for the leads, I would not have found it without the help of this great group of people.

Kurt Arends
08-03-2016, 06:19 PM
You still need to entire panel, as pictured in Martin's photo. As Ed stated, there has to be more wires down there for the other switches.

Martin Harvey
08-03-2016, 07:08 PM
Let me check if my '66 still hacwe one in boxes

Bill Marcy
08-11-2016, 01:41 PM
So, I have the knob, does anyone have the rest of this panel? It would definitely help to fill a void in my ambulance.

Kurt Arends
08-11-2016, 08:18 PM
I'm glad you found your knob Bill!!

Bill Marcy
08-11-2016, 08:28 PM
I'm glad you found your knob Bill!!

Tis good to find your knob.