After market heater

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After market heater

Postby rdanard » 08 Jan 2017 15:03

1970 2 door 510

Looking to build a custom metal console starting from around the heater controls down past the shifter....I'm going to include some gauges, rear brake bias control and maybe a few other switches....I wanted to ask you guys if theres a aftermarket heater unit or fan that can be installed to help out the weak factory heater. Looking to drive the car most of the year so alittle more air movement would be good ahaha....Thanks

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Re: After market heater

Postby 510rob » 08 Jan 2017 16:09

some ideas - http://www.princessauto.com/en/b/traile ... g/N-ryaapi

I'm pretty sure that Malcolm installed one of these units into his ice race car and found that it produced so much heat that he wore a t-shirt in his car while ice racing, and always made jokes about the fact that his car would melt the ice if it sat too long with the heater on.

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Re: After market heater

Postby RonM » 08 Jan 2017 17:20

Before shelling out big money for a whole new after market heater, I would start with the cheeper rout putting inline fans in the vent hose just before the register.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/3107855702 ... noapp=true
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Re: After market heater

Postby qwik510 » 08 Jan 2017 19:36

My 510 has a great factory heater. I have driven the car on cold days 25-30 degrees and it still provides good heat.
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Re: After market heater

Postby rdanard » 08 Jan 2017 20:05

Hmm...maybe I have to investigate some more, the fan seems pretty weak. I have the stock system and still can switch between windshield, floor or vents.

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Re: After market heater

Postby RonM » 08 Jan 2017 20:42

Have you pulled the system out and inspected it? That would be the cheapest first route.
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Re: After market heater

Postby bertvorgon » 09 Jan 2017 06:41

My take also, I still have my factory heater, 73' and have driven in -5C ( 23F.) and even with my huge rad, have had adequate heat,

Fan and all controls still factory also.
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Re: After market heater

Postby qwik510 » 10 Jan 2017 07:32

This might be helpful.

510 heater assembly rebuild.

http://www.510coop.com/completed/heater.htm
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