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URL: http://heatercraft.com/

My heater box was toast (rust): All cables broken,

fan seized, heater core leaking, all bushings

missing (or rather crumbled), etc. I know I could

have tracked down a heater core, cables, fan

motor, and what have you, but I thought I'd try

something different. I ordered the 1102H from

Heatercraft.com to replace my

leaking-rusty-broken-cabled heater box. I would not

have considered it if I didn't already have an 80

amp alternator, as the fully electric deal draws 9

amps @ maximum output.

One nice thing is that I'll have instant heat/defrost.

Details:

-$150.

-Three speed fan

-263 CFM

-2800 BTU

See link for dimentions an other details.

Ethan

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it would be great if you wrote up install... i have reburbished my heater box but christ that heater valve in the firewall still gives me grief.

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I should have the unit in a week. I'll install it as

soon as I get it, as the original unit is already in the

old parts heap and I'm left with a gaping hole.

Ethan

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it'll work, and if you don't live in the great white north (canuck land!) it may do. If and that is a BIG IF, everything is working correctly on the heater defoster they work very good, and may be worth the troubles and effort to repair. Max sells some of the components, like the unique rubber seals,that although a little spendy (like $7 per seal) I think help and are worth it. But lets us know if this is a good alternative, always looking,

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the amount of air it's pushing. It does have 3" duct

ports, so, maybe when I reduce it down to 2" for the

02 ducts, I'll get more air velocity. Also, since it's all

electric and will provide instant heat, maybe that

would help overcome the deficiency in CFM and

BTU. How long does it take to warm up an 02 in

the snow? How long until the defroster starts to do

it's job? I don't have the severe winters where I live

and it is rare that I turn my heater above 2, so for us

Northern CA people this may work... I'll keep the

board posted... as it were.

If this idea doesn't pan out, I'll be calling Max's for

parts. Is the heater core available?

Ethan

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I happen to just leave my 6v fan motor when I switched to 12v system I got a surprise. That poor old little 6v fan motor BLOWs big time now, baby!

Didn't have to paint it red either!

Perhaps you can replace a heater box with and OLD one with a 6v motor?

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I bought a DC fan from C and H company (Pasadena CA), surplus seller , sort of a DC computer fan, largest they had, I think about 450 CFM, was about the volume of the original fan, seemed slightly less, so I did not proceed with the experiment.

As for defosting, etc, used to go skiing here, (o/s Seattle) Cascades and after the themostat opens, defost is best with the window cracked open and moving forward, which leaves some tense moments between frosted and de-frosted,

Old cars, gotta luv'em

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