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Old 12-07-2011, 05:47 PM
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Here's a beater heater I built for my shop:

An A/C condensor out of a Cherokee:



An an old twin flow window fan:



Ran the lines to the house boiler using pex tubing... keeps the shop nice and toasty.

Might steal your idea for my '57 S110!

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I built a blower/heater which uses an Arduino to control the fresh air vs recirc air, the defrost, vents and floor. With the circuit I was able to change the traditional controls.









Wow.

Nice job on the heater box.
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Very nice work gow589. And I like the garage heater by Paduan learner...same basic concept as miracle pieco's "beater heater" but just a different application.

Who would have thunk this would turn out to be such an interesting thread.
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Homebuilt heater

Fantastic! This is what street rodding is all about, INMHO. Make something that works without all the expensive off the shelf stuff. Scruffybeast.
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I built a beater heater too!
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:35 PM
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So that's what? The oppisite of an intercooler?
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So that's what? The oppisite of an intercooler?
No, its just a round heater core I found at the junk yard with a bilge blower from a boat as a fan held together with a couple sheets of aluminum and some hardware.
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No, its just a round heater core I found at the junk yard with a bilge blower from a boat as a fan held together with a couple sheets of aluminum and some hardware.
looks good
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:08 PM
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Agreed, looks good!
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My old company made the heater core you used and i like your idea and agree you will likely have all the heat you need. But a few suggestions that might make it better.

1. Do not run anything through the face of the core as the material is very thin and any vibrations will eventually wear a hole in the walls. Better to run your mounts out to the sides of the aluminum frame, use a x brace across the face of the fan.

2. I know it is more work, but where the core is not covered by the fan there will almost no heat generated. Better to use light weight aluminum to make a small shroud with a hole just bigger than the fan but covering all of the heater face, seal it with foam tape used to seal houses. Mount the heater back into the opening and away from the core fan, again mount the motor off your aluminum frame.

You'll get alot more out of it for very little extra effort or cost.
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I utilized a Chevy heater core and zip-tied a 5 1/2 inch Spal oil cooler fan to it.
Really nice (and small).
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