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1951 F-1 Ford Heater??

 
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:46 PM
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Ok... who just bought the heater off Ebay? Someone just bought the sucker out from under me! lol. Dam frag nab it!

Oh well....
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 09:45 PM
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BlueDolphin, do you have those tubes that fit into the heater vents? Thanks

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Old 07-14-2005, 11:06 PM
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You don't like the ford one in your gallery it is the factory one for a 1950. The one that has Ford in the script writing not he block lettering. I have pulled two of those heaters out of 1950 Ford trucks and there were no modifications to the truck.



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Ok... who just bought the heater off Ebay? Someone just bought the sucker out from under me! lol. Dam frag nab it!

Oh well....
 
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Old 07-14-2005, 11:23 PM
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I can't believe a thread on heaters has gone 3 pages in July!! So I'll throw this out; is the MagicAire really that big of an improvement? If so, why? I honestly don't know, because I haven't had my truck running more than a few times in the winter, and winter in NM is just not that tough. Besides, with not even a rubber mat on the floor, a poorly-fitting trans cover, and many holes in the firewall to let the sweet flattie music into the cab, I've never had to use the heater fan...
 
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Old 07-15-2005, 12:00 AM
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Christopher2..... I could be swayed. Everyone likes the script heater and it IS fresh air also. I just need to sand blast and fix the dents in the case. I'll have to mount the fan outside the cab.... and not sure how that holds up. Can't believe the fan motor/housing actually goes under the fender well on that one. Seems like it would get beat to heck.

I guess its still a toss up for me. I could go either way.


BillorJill.... I am waiting for another pair of the heater vents with the sleeves/tubing. I will let you know once they come in. I won't know if they are any good till next week.
 

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Old 07-15-2005, 01:29 AM
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Hey Billorjill, You wanted a picture of a 1951 original heater. Welcome Blue Dolphin to the forum and there's what your after, the 2nd picture of his heaters stamped in block FORD.

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Old 07-15-2005, 08:34 PM
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THe fresh air heaters had a shield over the fan motor, but it seems to be more of a dirt collector than anything else. Everyone wants these because they're the optional ones. Back when these trucks were built, being economical was the name of the game, after these were just work trucks. Used up and tossed away!
The script ones were 48-50 and block lettered ones were 51-52. Ford was in the process of getting away from the script lettering in 51. That's why the 53 tailgates were the first block lettered gates. A more modern look, I guess, back then.

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Barry,

Do you know what ducting was used on the Magic Air fresh air heaters? They attach to the kick panel just like the script heater, but they have the fan/blower inside the heater box. So outside the kick panel in the fender well, they do not need the fan/blower. What was used for the fresh air duct work after the kick panel when using the Magic Air fresh air heaters?

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Old 07-15-2005, 09:50 PM
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I have seen a freash air unit hooked up. The pipe under the fender is two pieces, the Ford heater has a fan in the first section and the units with internal fans replaced the fan with a straight through pipe. The second section is the same from what I have seen on both units.



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Barry,

Do you know what ducting was used on the Magic Air fresh air heaters? They attach to the kick panel just like the script heater, but they have the fan/blower inside the heater box. So outside the kick panel in the fender well, they do not need the fan/blower. What was used for the fresh air duct work after the kick panel when using the Magic Air fresh air heaters?

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Old 07-16-2005, 06:55 AM
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The 48-50 used a blowmotor/cage assy under the fender to pull air in. 51-52 had just an elbow out there. The fan motor was internal . Send me a private email and I'll scan a pic from the parts catalog and send it to you, so you'll have a better idea.

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If one of you is looking for the 48-50 heater with the script lettering, I have as NOS the case and heater core. Never installed. Contact me via back channel if interested. I do not plan to use it.
 
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:05 PM
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I might be interested in your heater if it will work in a 1951 Ford F-1 truck. Thanks

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Old 07-17-2005, 09:44 PM
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Here is a strange one for you, I looked at a 1948 - 1950 F5 I didn't look at the VIN that close. I wanted see what kind of condition the heater pipe was in for Blue. It had a non ford heater in the cab one of the many aftermarket ones we have seen Henry use. It had the duct work under the fender that included the Fan. So the sytem had two fans. My guess someone replaced the factory heater with a different unit at some point. Blue the piping had some rust I don't think you wanted it.
 
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Old 07-17-2005, 09:53 PM
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Christopher2,

If its not rusted through, I might try working with it. I have a feeling whatever I find is not going to be in too good of condition..... due to the location of the duct work. Do you think the duct work could be refab'd? Heck I don't even have a diagram to see the parts I need to work with.
 
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Old 07-17-2005, 11:01 PM
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BlueDolphin, did you check with the person on e-bay to see if he sold the complete unit you were following. He did not sell it on ebay, he took it ooff before the bidding ended? Might still have it, he didn't have any bids on it.

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