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Old 01-10-2012, 06:46 AM
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commuter rods

i am using the 27 as a daily driver.
it has been averaging 17f each morning.
but some of us will sacrifice comfort for style.

actually when it warms up in the afternoon it is really nice.
but those mornings?
brrr!

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:33 AM
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Love it! I thought I was the only one crazy enuff. Used to take the "T" bucket to work on 20 degree Michigan fall mornings.. Insulated gloves, leather jacket and a Red Baron hat and scarf..
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Love it! I thought I was the only one crazy enuff. Used to take the "T" bucket to work on 20 degree Michigan fall mornings.. Insulated gloves, leather jacket and a Red Baron hat and scarf..
i cheat
i bring my quick release steering wheel inside so it is warm before i go.
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I love the fact that you are driving it every day

may i suggest Beater Heater
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Very cool. One of the guys made what he called "the beater heater" you could look into that. Its just a heater core in a box with a blower behind it. Just need 2 heater hoses plumbed in and some 10 gauge wire for the fan. put the switch and all right on the box.A little dynamat on the floor and cieling and ...voila, cozy in winter.
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Oh, my bad. Matt allready posted that .
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Very cool. One of the guys made what he called "the beater heater" you could look into that. Its just a heater core in a box with a blower behind it. Just need 2 heater hoses plumbed in and some 10 gauge wire for the fan. put the switch and all right on the box.A little dynamat on the floor and cieling and ...voila, cozy in winter.
i put a 28000 btu heatercraft heater in it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:56 PM
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I used to have a 1979 Camaro Z28. One day the heater core popped. Then I found out to replace it, the wheel, the entire inner fender well then the firewall box all had to be removed and I was like "Forget that!"
I don't know what meth head at GM ever came up with that stupid Idea but I must admit it was a classic. Anyway so I drove it to work in the winter. I worked 3rd shift. I would put on my long handles, blue jeans, sweater, then get into a insulated camo pattern overalls, military wool gloves with slip on outer leather gloves and a ski mask to cover my head. So much clothes on I walked like the tin man off wizard of oz. Anyways, I remember one night it was 17 degrees outside with a fair amount of humidity which makes the cold even more miserable. On the way to work my teeth were chattering so bad my body was shaking to the point that I almost wrecked twice. I ended up having to go 35 mph most of the way so It would be slow enough to keep it in control. One thing was for sure, I sure didn't feel tired on the way there or on the way home, as you can't feel tired when your shaking so bad it's all you can do to keep the car in control.
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Cold??????????

Hi,when i was in north alabama in 1971,i drove my 23 T (without a top)all winter long,10 to 20 degrees,and no heater (of course,the heater wouldnt have done any good) people sure stared at me !!!
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The motorcycle guys now have electric coveralls for cold days..At this age I would own some..My main issue when the heater went out was the defrost of the windshield as I do need to see where I am going..

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