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Username Post: Heater?        (Topic#366581)
Motorhed235 
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Reg: 02-11-21
10-04-21 07:45 AM - Post#2828473    

I know the heat situation is terrible in these cars, is there any kind of electric heater that can be added? I am willing to upgrade alternator to handle of course. My son has his heart set on driving one daily as his first ride.



 




Tony1963 
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Loc: Orlando Florida
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10-05-21 03:13 PM - Post#2828570    
    In response to Motorhed235

The amount of power required to create a resistance heating grid is beyond what can be done off the shelf. It is also going to cost more than servicing the heater that was original to the vehicle.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
Motorhed235 
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11-09-21 06:24 PM - Post#2830542    
    In response to Tony1963

ok, I'm trying to understand how the original heater works. the "doors" on the back of the pans on the bottom of the motor, what opens and closes them? I'm assuming they need closed to get heat? The heat & air knobs on the heater controls, do they push down toward the floor to turn the heat on?



 
Tony1963 
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11-10-21 02:26 PM - Post#2830583    
    In response to Motorhed235

http://corvaircenter.com/phorum/read.php?1,703775

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
gcrkfrd 
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gcrkfrd
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Loc: Neosho, MO.
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11-14-21 05:30 PM - Post#2830841    
    In response to Tony1963

I saw a Monza today, that had a Diesel heater installed. I think the name of the heater was Vevor. He said it came complete for about $140.

1952 Styleline Sedan, 62-235, Drum brakes, Manual steering, 2" Drop, 8-60 AC, Glass packs, Two Carbs, and a Cast Iron PowerGlide-
Way out behind the Old School

Half a Dozen in a Row, all it needs for Her to go.


 
Tony1963 
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11-22-21 02:17 PM - Post#2831279    
    In response to gcrkfrd

That means mounting a fuel tank for the diesel/kerosene somewhere and more fiddling.

I'd fix the factory system.

People fear change because it threatens what they know, or what they claim to know.


 
gcrkfrd 
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gcrkfrd
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11-23-21 09:15 PM - Post#2831365    
    In response to Tony1963

Those little heaters have the tank inside of them.

1952 Styleline Sedan, 62-235, Drum brakes, Manual steering, 2" Drop, 8-60 AC, Glass packs, Two Carbs, and a Cast Iron PowerGlide-
Way out behind the Old School

Half a Dozen in a Row, all it needs for Her to go.


 




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