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Technical 1934 flathead auto lite heater?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jambottle, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. jambottle
    Joined: Apr 11, 2003
    Posts: 558


    Anyone know what year car this heater fits?it is nos or a early take.were these factory or dealer installed.thanks for any info you could give.chris 20191019_185950.jpeg 20191019_190003.jpeg 20191019_190031.jpeg 20191019_190108.jpeg 20191019_190122.jpeg

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  2. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,818


    Looks like an aftermarket exhaust heater for a Flathead Ford. Probably fits many years.
  3. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 982


    I took the same brand, but with a straight outlet inside the cab, from a 35/6 firewall.
  4. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,531


    I'd be careful handling that cloth piece as you can be 99.999 % sure it is made of asbestos.
    I'd say that the guys are correct in that it is aftermarket or dealer installed. Asbestos_LI.jpg

    I got curious and did some research on Autolite. They weren't purchased by Ford until 1961.
    The Autolite® story began in 1911 when two small companies started producing buggy lamps, becoming a thriving automotive parts manufacturer by the 1930s. But its history as a spark plug manufacturer began in 1935 when Royce G. Martin, President of the Electric Autolite Company, equipped and staffed a lab to develop the first Autolite spark plug. Leading the project was Robert Twells, a ceramic engineer, who eagerly researched current patents and ceramic insulator technology. With a handful of new draftsman and staff members, it only took a few months before the Electric Autolite Company had a spark plug available for distribution. Autolite had instant success, as the brand supplied spark plugs and other ignition parts to well-known automotive leaders including Chrysler, Studebaker, Packard and Willys.

    • 1936 - First Autolite Spark Plug produced - Fostoria, OH.
    • 1948 - The Autolite Resistor Spark Plug was introduced.
    • 1956 - Autolite produces first Power Tip Spark Plug.
    • 1961 - Autolite purchased by Ford.
    • 1973 - Autolite purchased by Bendix.
    • 1976 - Autolite® produced first Suppressor Spark Plug.
    • 1983 - The Allied Corporation acquired Bendix. In the 1983 merger, the three brand names FRAM, Bendix, and Autolite became part of Allied Automotive, one of the five business sectors of Allied Corporation.
    • 1987 - Autolite produces first Platinum Spark Plug for Ford O.E.
    • 1989 - Autolite produces Six Billionth Spark Plug.
    • 2002 - Autolite produces Nine Billionth spark plug.
    • 2003 - Autolite produces first High Thread Spark Plug for Ford Triton Engine with 3 valve design - released O.E. in 2004.
    • 2005 - Autolite produces first XP .6mm Fine Wire Xtreme Performance® Spark Plug.
    • 2007 - In April, the Autolite® brand produced its 10 billionth spark plug. Autolite also introduces several new products including Coil-on-Plug Insulator Boots, Premium Small Engine spark plugs (Xtreme Sport® and Xtreme Start™ ), and two new innovative lighting products, the Flareglo Safety Lite and the Spaceglo Utility Lite.
    • 2013 – Autolite debuts a new look and logo for the brand
    • 2014 – Autolite launches new packaging graphics for its spark plugs
    • 2014 - Autolite, along with FRAM, is acquired by The Rank Group to form The Fram Group
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