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Posted by: roadie ()
Date: November 16, 2010 05:15PM

Looking for a gas heater for a corvair-don't know if there are significant differences among the years.What ya got??

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: BritCars ()
Date: November 16, 2010 11:05PM

I think they were available only for the first or second year of production.

The direct heater on my '66 works well enough once the car warms up, and it does take a while.

Jeff

Jeff Aronson
Vinalhaven, Maine 04863
'66 Corvair Monza Coupe 110 hp 4-speed
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 88" SW
'66 Land Rover Series II-A 88" HT
'80 Triumph TR-7 Spider
'80 Triumph Spitfire
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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: 62corvairjunky ()
Date: November 16, 2010 11:18PM

The gas heater came in the 60 model. It was an option for 61-63 for sure and will bolt in.(It is still a LOT of work)

I have seen 64's that could take the heater and some that were missing the correct plates and stampings to have it. not sure if they ended the option mid year or what. I am not the definitive expert on 64 gas heater options.
That said, non '60 heaters are rare.

FC heaters wont directly fit in cars.
65-69 had no gas heat option.

Junky
Hurricane Utah.
Home of the "Red Desert Corvair Sanctuary."

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: aircooled6 ()
Date: November 17, 2010 01:22AM

Factory option on the 60 models. I believe it went to dealer installed after that until the end of 64. The heaters occasionally show up on craigslist, corsa ads, etc. I saw one still in the car at a local boneyard a year or so ago. Didnt have tools to remove it and didnt really "need" it badly enough. Usually what is available is missing some part or another. But, with some patience, one can usually find something usable. I paid 10 bucks for the last one I got. Missing some parts, but clean and servicable. No, its not for sale! I probably couldnt find it right now anyhow in the messy storage barn. Now, FC units are a whole nother ballgame. They are rare and usually expensive. Id like to have one for my Greenbrier, but cashflow says No!

Everett Wilson
North Richland Hills TX
64 Greenbrier 110 with 95 heads/PG
67 500 4 door 110(RK)/pg/ac (Currently Smashed Up)

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 17, 2010 01:34AM

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Junky Said:> 65-69 had no gas heat option.


It may not have been an option, but for sure there was an aftermarket gas heater for a LM.

I parted a 66 Coupe in Central Minnesota that had one in it. I only took the Wood Wheel out of the car, since most of the rest of the car was junk. The gas heat parts were good, but I had no use, and not the right tools where the car sat. It looked very similar to an early gas heater, but fit in the LM trunk / underdash perfectly.

Eric P.
DeWItt, iA

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: November 17, 2010 02:09AM

i realize that new orleans ain't minnesota...but i've never had ANY problem with a properly maintained LM heater providing more than enough warmth in the winter.

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: 63spyder ()
Date: November 17, 2010 02:34AM

I have what I think is a complete system with two other systems in parts incomplete

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: November 17, 2010 04:07AM

You could always get an electric cigarette lighter heater. I don't know how well the work but it's an option.

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: Hellfish ()
Date: November 17, 2010 04:38PM

I have a complete '60 unit and was thinking about cleaning it up and getting it working... but wow $100 for the spark plug?!! and another $100 just for some rebuild parts?! I hope what I have works as is! smiling smiley

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: November 17, 2010 04:40PM

danyarger Wrote:
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> You could always get an electric cigarette lighter
> heater. I don't know how well the work but it's an
> option.

I wouldn't. I've had wiring melt from defective lighters.
If you do use one of those, make sure it's fused properly.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: '66Monza ()
Date: November 17, 2010 05:18PM

THe cigarette lighter ones don't work worth a *@#$!! You can't get enough juice out of the cigarette lighter. I was looking at truck heaters, etc. They aren't cheap though.

Kurt
'66 Monza
110 4sp

Pittsburgh,Pa.

'66 Chevrolet Monza, Cleopatra in the drivewaySmall Corvair RF

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: November 17, 2010 05:37PM

J. C. Whitney used to advertise an electric, fits-under-the-seat "pre-heater". it looked like an electric stove's wound burner with a fan attached to blow the heat out of each end.

i wonder how well those worked?

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: Chris Lampe ()
Date: November 17, 2010 05:48PM

There's a guy (Recycled Roadkill) in our club who has a gas heater in his '65.

Chris
Rowlett, Tx
NTCA - North Texas Corvair Association
CORSA
'64 Monza 'vert

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Re: corvair heaters
Posted by: CorvairHaven ()
Date: November 17, 2010 09:47PM

Chris Lampe Wrote:
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> There's a guy (Recycled Roadkill) in our club who
> has a gas heater in his '65.


The last time Recycled Roadkill posted there were no replies.

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Maybe that's why he hasn't been around lately.

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Re: RR
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 17, 2010 09:49PM

CorvairHaven Wrote:
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> Maybe that's why he hasn't been around lately.
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I'm pretty sure he's not posting at the CF as well... just like "Unsafe"....quiet!!!





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