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Old 11-11-2019, 05:48 PM   #1
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Default Heater inlet tube on firewall

My '31 Tudor has an open tube on the firewall where an exhaust manifold heater was connected at some time.

I wanna plug this off. I measure it to be 1-7/8" inside diameter.

Is there a common simple device that works well to plug this tube off?

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Old 11-11-2019, 06:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

The heater door should have a cover, if it doesn't replace the whole thing.
Brattons part #13680.
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Old 11-11-2019, 06:18 PM   #3
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Default Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

Order up a hole plug. This link has standard metal button type plugs.
https://www.mcmaster.com/hole-cover-plugs

The Wilkie types (metal plug buttons) are used a lot in aviation. There are all sorts of them on that link but I know the metal types are sized up to 2-inches.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

Thanks, that explains the lil plate laying in the floor of the car when I got it......the Brattons plate #13680

McMaster is a good source of all kinds of stuff too.

thx!
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

Wilkie plugs will not work on my "A". The firewall has too many compound curves in this area.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:44 PM   #6
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Default Re: Heater inlet tube on firewall

Mine had an old tin can lid being used as a "pivoting cover." It is stamped, "INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA INSP., ESTAB.44... I bought the correct door and hung the can lid in my garage... Kinda cool... Chap
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