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    I’m working on this 31 cp and it has a pretty nice heater set up. Someone installed this by defacing the firewall a bit with holes for the hoses and mountings. This same set up can be installed cleaner by cutting holes in the toe board for the hoses and mounted differently. It contains a small heater core with an internal fan controlled by a variable reostat switch. There are 3 adjustable flaps for the air to exit, front and sides. It does kick out some serious heat and is basically a simple install. There is a 160 stat with 3 holes drilled into it just above the upper water outlet housing.
    This car is 6v pos grnd
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    Henry Ford said
    "It's all nuts and bolts"


    Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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    That is the heater I have in my car but mine is 12v 160 degree stat does a real nice job.

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    • Mitch
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      Do you have the name or manufacturer info?

    • BNCHIEF
      BNCHIEF commented
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      Jegs and summit both have them Mitch I think they were around $99.00 will look into it I bought mine at Berts.

    • Mitch
      Mitch commented
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      Thanks Chief, shoulda figured

  • #3
    Snyders has them 12v is quite a bit cheaper.
    Buy Heaters for your Model A at SnydersAntiqueAuto.com.

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    • #4
      I need to do this next year, it is mighty cold in the morning.

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      • #5
        I added this info to our existing heater tech thread. It’s good to have different mounting ideas and views

        https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...n-your-model-a
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #6
          Did about the same, but heat and air cond.
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          • Tony Hillyard
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            That's a nice looking unit Vic. Did you fabricate the mounting?

          • tbirdtbird
            tbirdtbird commented
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            Very impressive workmanship. With the Alternator above and the Sanden below that is similar to the Ken Davis kit. But I have never seen a mounting bracket anything like that, looks rugged.
            I assume you adjust belt tension by swinging the mounting bracket more outboard, but I wonder what you have behind the bracket to keep it fixated

        • #7
          i have a brace down to the timing gear cover. (adjustable) made 10 kits all cnc but cant compete with ken $$$$

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          • #8
            I have the Ken Davis combo Heater / Air Conditioner
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            • #9
              Does the Ken Davis AC rob any noticeable HP from the engine?

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            • #10
              No, not even with a stock motor (my motor was stock when I first installed it, and at idle the RPM dropped about 50)
              Today's compressors are very efficient, and he runs it off the left side of the engine

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              • #11
                Thank you for the info on the AC kit from Ken. I had seen that kit available online, was waiting to see if there was much draw on engine before pursuing it.
                Also , thank you for the welcome, I'm working on a 28 AA dump truck that I intend to use on a regular basis for my construction business. I would not call it a daily driver, but maybe a frequent driver. I will be posting pics soon

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                • JDupuis
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                  Welcome to the VFF!

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