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MOCK up for Heat & Air

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by DanR, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    What A/C unit are you planning on? Will you go with the Heat and Air unit? If so, you can eliminate the heater core and the big bulky fan.

    I have some PIC's on how to use the Old Air Hurricane. I'll loan you my mock up unit [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I bought from them if you would like to test the fitting.

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
  2. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Wow! Did not know they offered mockups. I made mine out of cardboard, using their published dimensions. Turned out to be close enough.

  3. Bill Eisinger

    Bill Eisinger Donation Time

    I'm going with the Old Air Hurricane Unit as well on my SI V6 conversion. I also purchased the mock up case. I've been trying to decide which way to go with the controls. I'm fabricating a new burl wood dash panel and plan to eliminate the slits for the stock heater control levers...that will leave enough space to utilize the individual rotary controls that Old Air sells...I also think that will look a little more period or retro correct than one of the other control options that would mount under the dash
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I haven't gotten to the controls yet, But like theirs very much.
  5. weaselkeeper

    weaselkeeper Silver Level Sponsor

    I got a vintage air heater/defroster and was able to eliminate the heater core and that ugly heater valve under the hood.
  6. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Hi, Pete! Glad to hear from you!

    I used the Vintage Heat and A/C unit in my Blue Boy. Like you, I eliminated the old heater core and the big bulky fan assembly and I found a nice small valve for off/on to the water heater.
  7. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Old Air recommends using their funky "control valve" plus a shutoff valve. What nonsense. I found the control valve did not control and the shutoff valve did not shut off. A $15 Ford truck/van manual heater control valve (from the 80's) is the ticket. Gives excellent control and will completely stop flow when in the "OFF" position. Inline control and reversible action make for an easy, effective installation.

    A little warning: Controlling heat output by controlling water flow is a clunky process. Takes about 10 miles for the new setting to become effective.

  8. weaselkeeper

    weaselkeeper Silver Level Sponsor

    IMG_0038.JPG Dan. I tucked the vintage air heater valve in the hole where the OE heater core came from. They have some nice bulkhead fittings for the pass thru to the engine bay. See firewall. Not excited about the plastics control panel though. Might have to make a change... it never ends.
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  9. Paul A

    Paul A Alpine Registry Curator Platinum Level Sponsor

    Your car is the same color as mine was originally. I repainted mine Midnight Blue. I was not aware how rare the Orchid Green was.
  10. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    Dan you said you had a set of new pistons for an alpine do you still have them
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  11. Paul A

    Paul A Alpine Registry Curator Platinum Level Sponsor

    No they went into an engine I built a couple of years ago and subsequently sold. Sorry Pete

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