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Old 11-24-2020, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Heater in a 35 cabriolet

I will be installing a heater in a 35 Cabriolet.

Does anyone have pictures of how the install comes together and what is needed in the engine bay?
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Old 11-24-2020, 05:47 PM   #2
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What type of heater are you installing, hot air or water?
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Or Southwind.
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:18 AM   #4
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I have a Southwind in my avatar. It will run you out of the cab in no time. Great heater.
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Old 11-25-2020, 05:15 AM   #5
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The heater will be a hot water.

Does that anyone have any photos of how they set it up in their engine bay and/or a parts list.

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Old 11-25-2020, 02:39 PM   #6
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The heater will be a hot water.

Does that anyone have any photos of how they set it up in their engine bay and/or a parts list.
You won't find any factory photos as there was no such "animal" in '35. Thus, the installation will vary with exactly what heater you intend to install, the amount f effort you choose to expend and of course, skill level.

Once you decide where you want to mount it, they are simple to plumb.
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All the installation instructions i have seen are for later years. Here is the 45 sheet if it is of any help. Here is a second one for a 39-40, a little closer in time.
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Old 11-25-2020, 05:43 PM   #8
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You won't find any factory photos as there was no such "animal" in '35. Thus, the installation will vary with exactly what heater you intend to install, the amount f effort you choose to expend and of course, skill level.

Once you decide where you want to mount it, they are simple to plumb.
Kube, nothing is simple the first time you do something. Especially when I am simple!
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Old 11-25-2020, 05:47 PM   #9
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J, thanks for the diagrams, I will print them out.
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For my 39 pickup, somebody previously did the instal. Waterline from the passenger head plug and the driver side bottom hose. Water shut off is on the passenger side at the head. Even with the hose shutoff off, hot water gets into the heater and the cab gets too hot.
So I wire-tied a short section of smaller hose on the water line just to have it handy. In the summer the hoses to the heater are removed from the heater and run together.
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Kube, nothing is simple the first time you do something. Especially when I am simple!
Heck, the older I get, NOTHING is simple no matter how many times I've done it
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Old 12-04-2020, 09:50 AM   #12
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Does it really make any difference which side radiator hose you feed the heater with?

It would make sense to feed off of the right upper hose and the lower right hose only because the heater is on the right.
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Water circulates through the entire cooling system. Which ever side floats your boat.
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With age comes wisdom, I like to think. My '37 had a little square hot water heater mounted in the center of the car, just forward of the shift lever. The heater worked pretty well, but whoever installed it thought there should be an extra 4 or 5 approximately 3/4" diameter holes in the dash panel (firewall) than were needed for the installation. I think it was his idea of "fresh" air ventilation, from the engine compartment. I have since replaced that section of the dash panel and have no plans to drill any extra holes in it, see my avatar. I also don't plan to install a heater in the car.

Make a template to show where you plan to drill holes. I would make the template the same size as the profile of the heater. On the 35 model cars, you should be able to mount a heater in the middle of the dash panel or on the passenger side. Use your template to decide on the best location for the heater. Do you also plan to install defroster ducting? The ducting could also affect your decision on heater placement.

Good luck with your project.
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I will be installing a heater in a 35 Cabriolet.

Does anyone have pictures of how the install comes together and what is needed in the engine bay?

I would be happy to share details re the install of a 1940 Ford Hot Water Heater residing in my 1935 Coupe - There are no exposed hoses in engine compartment or interior nor any holes through the firewall or bolts for heater.



I'll PM you - most efficient to discuss on phone.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:03 PM   #16
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Default Re: Heater in a 35 cabriolet

Thanks everyone for your help.

I thought I would show pictures of my heater install. Hope this will help others in the future.

The Switch was mounted on the dash, it is an old-style push-pull that says heater.
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