Arvin heater in my Coupelet

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 02:49 am:

I have now done so my wife will not freeze.
Have complained about it when you go home for the evening.
Now I do not personally warm her! I can concentrate on driving the car.
Does anyone have experience with this accessory? Glad to hear comments.
Ake


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By JohnH on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 05:19 am:

Looks like one of those death traps, common on air cooled engines, that funnels carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 05:50 am:

Check out www.AircraftSpruce.com for CO detectors.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 06:40 am:

Ake, I have had a heater like that on my Tudor for 12 or so years now. We drive the car to breakfast 2 or 3 times a week in the winters unless it is 20 degrees below zero F. It takes the chill off some but there are some gaps around the doors and windows that let cold air in and make it less affective. We have toasted the floorboards and carpet to the point they are brown around the heater door but no fires yet.
I would think it would work better in your Coupelet as it is a lot smaller space to heat. I am putting one in the coupe I am building.
I had to make a special pipe to heat the carburetor because the standard pipe wouldn't fit around the heater shroud.
No sign of fumes but we don't drive more than a half an hour at a time with it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 06:49 am:

I have a manifold heater on my Model A. It helps. I was concerned about CO, but was told these old cars are not tight enough to worry about that. CO detector sure wouldn't hurt anything though. We also use a lap robe over our legs when it's cold.

What's wrong with you having to keep her warm? Nothing wrong with snuggling up.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 07:12 am:

How???

I need all my hands to drive ! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Huson, Berthoud, Co. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 11:33 am:

AKE Osterdahl:

Do you have an opening in the front of your shroud? I don' see one in your picture. The original shrouds are open to allow more air in. I use a manifold heater in two of my closed cars in the winter. It really helps in the coupe which I drive every morning into town in the winter for coffee with the gang.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Eyssen - Abilene TX on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 06:14 pm:

Dave: Take a close look at the photo of the front. Looks like there is an angle on the front piece of metal on the heater on the engine side. Looks like it opens to the rear of the shroud.Maybe that is the opening. Regards.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 08:56 pm:

I think the manifold heater is better at blowing CO OUT of the car.
The forced air through the heater is coming from the fan.
I have one my '29 A too and it blows heat like a torch!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 09:40 pm:

We had one on our tudor and it worked great. That was the car we used in the winter for the most part (although our 13 touring with side curtains isn't terrible).

I was never worried about carbon monoxide for a host of reasons, the air was being blown in by the fan (high rate), the doors, windows and various other orifices of the T allowed air to flow freely. We also had a sliding cover on the vent, and with a coupe you should require less heat, an therefore with a vent cover will probably reduce the amount of air (heat) coming in the cab.

Rob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 09:50 pm:

Here's a past thread on this manifold.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/337219.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ake Osterdahl on Monday, August 12, 2013 - 01:18 pm:

Glad it seems to work, looking forward to testing.
Yes I have a funnel-shaped front.
Thank you all Ake


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