Last fall there was a post on Arvin Heaters. Came across this ad.
I am very happy to see that add. I looked a long time for info on Arvin Heaters when I was working on my heater. While mine may not be that particular heater I did phony on the Arvin name to give a look of being authentic. It ended up better than the Heat King name I picked for the first one I did. Someday maybe we will nave the whole story.
I have never seen any of the Arvin style manifolds before.
I thought this is unique enough to post.
Without the shroud.
I still have some heater questions.
First, Is the one in Gary's ad a manifold and heater or just a shroud for the Ford manifold. $1.75 is pretty cheap for a manifold, shroud and the damper control even for the early twenties. Also 15 minutes installation time might be less than changing manifolds would take.
Second, are the manifolds we have shown here really Arvin? I hope I did not mis-lead anyone by my adaptation of the name to the heater I have. I did not have any proof of mine being a genuine Arvin.
I hope someone with more knowledge that I will have answers.
I have the one shown in the above ad on the '19 Hack. (yeah, an enigma wrapped in a paradox as far as an open Hack is concerned, but someone had already cut the dash shield for it before I bought it). The ad (and mine)is just the shroud as at the front there is maybe only 1/2 inch clearance to the standard manifold.
I drew it up once for Bill Stripe who was thinking of making some new ones up...but don't think he ever got around to it.
Thanks George. That helps. The other heaters with the special manifold were very popular. I have seen several of them. They could be installed without cutting the firewall.
Glad to see your Arvin.