The Stovebolt.com Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Stovebolt Site Search
'
Oh Lord, I just gotta find it....

A pdf guide to help you search the Site


Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
12 members (Jeff Meng, Green_98, glenns towing, Dirtdevil, dsword, 2 invisible), 122 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics126,135
Posts1,019,639
Members45,442
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Deluxe heater
#1437207 Fri Jan 14 2022 03:55 AM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,212
K
'Bolter
My 54 gmc came with a deluxe heater and when I got the truck it looked to difficult to get it to function so I put a round type heater in and it has been good .I took the deluxe heater off the shelf yesterday and took it apart to clean it up and noticed on mine has a cable that closes a door allowing the air in from outside the vent in the cab .Most ones I see on the net don’t have this door but has a cable that goes to defrost or heat we’re mine is controlled by a lever anyone know what the difference is .here are the two types ,found on Deves site. The blue one is the style I have .

Attached Files
A40961A8-9DFF-45F4-8FEE-8E4524E13CC6.png (297.48 KB, 140 downloads)
AF9DC237-6C08-4220-A105-013A0723CB1C.png (243.86 KB, 138 downloads)
D59B5D69-AD48-4DDA-87C0-20EE4CD8B047.png (196.41 KB, 138 downloads)
4C04F5E4-7F70-45FC-95C4-7A98317FFD42.png (243.5 KB, 138 downloads)

kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437223 Fri Jan 14 2022 01:03 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,399
Bubba
here is an old thread with a little information on 47-55 truck heaters

GMC and Chevrolet used the same style heaters (I think with with different "name plates" - at least in some years).


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437226 Fri Jan 14 2022 01:53 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,212
K
'Bolter
Thanks Tim looks like I got the newest version of the deluxe style heater I am looking forward to getting it put in I think it will work better for keeping the fog off the windows.


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437237 Fri Jan 14 2022 03:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,399
Bubba
kevinski,

That style heater works well in my 1954 Suburban.

That style heater worked very well in my 54/55 (Z-series) GMC 2-ton COE.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437239 Fri Jan 14 2022 03:34 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,212
K
'Bolter
👌 good to know thanks


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437254 Fri Jan 14 2022 04:56 PM
Joined: Jan 2014
Posts: 1,753
J
'Bolter
I was noticing my coolant looking a little rusty the other day, got to thinking about a flush, and realized that I know absolutely NOTHING about my heater. Shop manual doesn’t mention it from what I can tell. It’s the same type as Kevinski.

Am I correct in assuming that coolant is always circulating in the heater core and there’s no valve that controls it? My heater hoses need replacing anyway, and I was thinking a very low pressure backflush of the core might be good while I’m making a mess.

Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437297 Fri Jan 14 2022 10:51 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,212
K
'Bolter
I don’t think a rinse would hurt anything bear in mind a heater core is about 250 .I would think the rust in the coolant would be coming from the engine block .if you have a drain at the back of the block on the drivers side a lot of the guys and gals say that is a area we’re it gets plugged up with corrosion and gunk


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437298 Fri Jan 14 2022 11:08 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 1,254
G
'Bolter
They are very low pressure either 4 or 5 pounds so a radiator shop shies away from testing them. I think I saw where someone literally put a blown up balloon on one or both outlets and submersed it in a tank of water to look for bubbles.

Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437418 Sat Jan 15 2022 08:16 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,913
5
'Bolter
That blue heater in your picture has a neat feature which the earlier ones did not have. The cable you speak of, converts this heater from a fresh air heater to a recirculating heater, or a combination of the two depending on how hard you pull the cable.
The tall narrow door which you can see is actually the air intake for the recirculating feature. When this door is all of the way open, a linkage closes off the outside air from entering from the side cowl vent.

Re: Deluxe heater
KEVINSKI #1437439 Sat Jan 15 2022 09:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,212
K
'Bolter
Yes that’s one of the things that I was scratching my head over the cable on the one changes the air flow to defrost /floor and on the blue one the defrost / floor is a leaver and the cable is for the fresh air doors to open or close.


kevinski 1954 GMC 9300 Welcome to the virtual Garage [stovebolt.com]
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  ndkid275 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4