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Old 12-08-2018, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hey amigos! I have this heater in my '34 1/2 ton. I have no idea what make it is, if it's all there, or how to get it working. Please help me out here. Anyone know of someone that rebuilds or refurbishes these old heaters? Many thanks!




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Old 12-08-2018, 05:01 PM   #2
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Hey Teach, interesting pics you've got there! First, I'll say that is not a Ford heater, and in such condition that is likely worthless to anyone, and you can admonish the previous owner for destroying your firewall while filling the cab with engine blowby! First step is to repair that deathtrap hole in the firewall, then look for a heater in good repair or a new one that comes with instructions.
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:02 PM   #3
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Looks like 40's stovebolt heater. Throw that thing away and get a period header that will fit better and patch that firewall. Just watch epay for 6v heaters. Every now and then some nice ones show up for a reasonable price. My 34 had a Stewart Warner gas heater in in when I got it and I just kept it.
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Old 12-08-2018, 05:14 PM   #4
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I owned a 41 in high school with a SouthWind (gas) heater in it. Loved that heater! I agree with the other post, the best approach would be to repair or at least cover the hole in the firewall and start with a new (as in different) heater. There are New ones, but there are also originals and referbished ones. Both hot water and gas.
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Old 12-08-2018, 06:47 PM   #5
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i've seen plenty of hacked up heater installs, but that one is the winner ! living in the north, heat is a good thing. lots of the heaters from that era are very nice art deco style that will look good in your cab. find one, and fix the fire wall, you'll be happy
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:09 PM   #6
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Hey Teach, interesting pics you've got there! First, I'll say that is not a Ford heater, and in such condition that is likely worthless to anyone, and you can admonish the previous owner for destroying your firewall while filling the cab with engine blowby! First step is to repair that deathtrap hole in the firewall, then look for a heater in good repair or a new one that comes with instructions.
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Old 12-09-2018, 12:02 AM   #7
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Some of your responses have me laughin' my ass off. Thanks for the info. I plan to junk the damn heater and patch the holes in the firewall. I live in Texas after all. We don't need no stinkin' heaters!
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...We don't need no stinkin' heaters!
I think the actual quote was "We don' need no steenking badges!"
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