This 26 Roadster PU I am working on has this under the "SUMMER" floor mat. There is another "WINTER" floor mat with the opening to allow air flow. Is this something that is commonly done ? or just some Yankee ingenuity?
By the way.. the car has an early 80's PA inspection sticker but is now in Florida.
tried to post the picture but failed.. It is a screened area in the toe board on the passenger side.picture ?
Picture file size needs to be under 250K.
My dad, who drove T's for transportation, mentioned leaving out the top floorboard to let in engine heat. I've tried that while driving with temps in the 20's in an open car. It actually works pretty good. Does your "Winter" floormat have the top few inches removed?
The summer mat covers the screen. the winter mat leaves the screened area open.
Would be homemade method. Is there any sheet metal under the hood to direct fresh air?
Guess in an open car, just engine bay heat would be OK, but smelly!
The commercial versions for closed cars had fresh air intakes and heated that fresh air around the exhaust manifold, or in some types, as special exhaust manifold.
I always thought that this was the poor mans heater! LOL
paul! when i was 16 that worked well for me.but not any more.ha ha charley
No ducting under the hood. It probably worked. as long as the exhaust gasket doesn't leak! I put a manifold heater on my 31 tudor back in 1956. It only helped warm my girl friends feet.