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Old 11-10-2019, 10:42 AM   #1
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Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater that could be used in a Model A? Id rather not cut a hole through the firewall for a manifold heater.


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Old 11-10-2019, 10:47 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Vendors stock 6v or 12v hot water heaters. 6v was all that was available for many years.
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Default Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Here is a thread about 'though the floorboard' vents.... https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...orboard+heater
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Old 11-10-2019, 01:20 PM   #4
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If you are asking about a heater where 6 volts is used to run the fan and hot water to provide the heat the answer is yes. If you mean 6 volts to supply the heat the answer is probably no and if you found one you would have to have a very output electrical system to supply the current. I would suggest running the hoses through the floor and using a period correct hot water heater.

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Default Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Much easier to install...
Mine is high voltage...but that's OK
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:28 PM   #6
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If you are asking about a heater where 6 volts is used to run the fan and hot water to provide the heat the answer is yes. If you mean 6 volts to supply the heat the answer is probably no and if you found one you would have to have a very output electrical system to supply the current. I would suggest running the hoses through the floor and using a period correct hot water heater.

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Yes, this is what I was asking. I figured heat output would be low. Otherwise, I would have some sometime advertised on the web.

How difficult would it be to install a hot water heater with a 6 volt fan? Is it a huge hassle that invites brand new problems to be fixed? The hot water heats Ive found seem to be larger than what I anticipated. Where should they be placed in the car? Behind the stick shift?


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Much easier to install...

Mine is high voltage...but that's OK


Lol. My wife got a chuckle out of that. :-)


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Old 11-10-2019, 03:31 PM   #8
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Otherwise I would have seen something advertised on the web.


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Old 11-10-2019, 08:05 PM   #9
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This summer in preparation for the Great Northern Tour of the Twin Cities Model A Ford Club in October I installed a Zirgo Gobi heater on my car. Around $90.00 and found on eBay sites. Well built and compact. Hose and fittings and valves will cost you maybe another $90.00?. No holes cut and it gave great heat in the cold damp days we toured, mornings were mid 30 degrees and wet . I now would not be without it. Although my car is 12 volts and a four door sedan there is no reason why it shouldn't run on six volts at a reduced fan speed. It has three speeds and the high speed is powerful. You might try to find a 12 volt DC motor out of an old heater at a U pull it yard and just see how much speed difference you get between the two voltages and if you think it is not too bad install a unit like this.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:04 AM   #10
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Default Re: Is there such a thing as a 6 volt heater?

Simply remove a floor board. It works well, the modification is simple and easy to rectify if and when required.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:33 PM   #11
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Vintage Air has a nice little heater with a fan but it's 12 volts. You may want to check with them and see if they have a 6volt unit. The heaters about 8"X6"X8" long.
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:36 PM   #12
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Old 11-12-2019, 09:30 AM   #13
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If you are going to run a hot water heater I suggest that you use a 180 degree thermostat.
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Old 11-12-2019, 10:25 AM   #14
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Get a under the seat hot water heater from an old car. They are only about 2" tall, and throw plenty of heat.
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