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I need a heater in my car, what do U use??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kustchops, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. I need to find a cheep after market heater for my 49 chev fleet, 53 buick dash, channeled so space is a little tight. Anyone got a cool wrecking yard pull or rv type? I dont want to buy a vintage air at this time, looking for a good idea though, thanks........
  2. DrJ
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 9,422


    Bag one out of ANYTHING that doesn't have air.
    I'd look at minitrucks first.
    Get everything from the basic controls to the defogger ducts and diverter outlets under the dash.
  3. Frank
    Joined: Jul 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,321


    I found one I am a fan of.

    If you can find an old Ford Courier/Mazda pickup, they have a tiny little heater that works very well for its size. Of course it was a little cab. Its dimensions are something like H 15" x W 8" x D 9". Its entirely self contained with the blower, core, everything. It should look pretty much at home in that car.
  4. Hard On Parts
    Joined: May 25, 2004
    Posts: 427

    Hard On Parts
    from SE Kansas

    Water cooled motorcycle radiator and fan. Works fine.
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  5. Mazda Van with rear heat option....cats ass.....complete with controls.!..the whole enchilada is like a giant 8 track...:)real compact
  6. Lionheart
    Joined: May 8, 2003
    Posts: 704


    You didn't say whether you need 6 volt or 12 volt fan motor.

    Most NAPA, Tractor Supply, or similar stores, sell nice compact heaters but now days they prolly only have 12 volt motors.

    If you need 6 volt, then i have a couple of compact heaters w/6 volt motors out of late 30's early 40's cars, that i would part with. pm me if you want pix.
  7. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,405


    Late 60's/early70's Dodge pickup uses a small, very compact unit...can be had cheap at nearly any wrecking yard...I put one in a '57 Chevy great.

  8. plym_46
    Joined: Sep 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,950

    from central NY

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  9. steele138
    Joined: May 11, 2005
    Posts: 121


    I pulled one of the suburban rear heaters 85-86? ran me out of my old 58 ford pick-up
  10. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 4,312

    Slag Kustom

    I buy van suplement heater for $30 comes with switch very small and easy to mount and has high and low speeds.
  11. search heater core on ebay

    nearly 500 listings from complete units to bare cores. Get an idea of what’s available that way. By the time you’ve looked at the possibilities, you’ll know what you want for sure.
  12. Skimmer
    Joined: Jul 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,105


    Real rods dont have heaters,the warmth of the engine is enough..........well none of the rods ive ever had have had a heater n this is cold England....;)
  13. jalopy43
    Joined: Jan 12, 2002
    Posts: 3,085

    Member Emeritus

    I am using an AC evaporator core from a small truck(luv?) with a small fan behind it. My hoodless model A dosen't retain enough heat to heat the firewall anyway. When the temps drop in the 20's I have to partialy block the radiator with a piece of aluminum to get the engine to heat. Sparky

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