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#822642 - Fri Feb 03 2012 10:55 PM 1951 Heater  
Git_Er_Dun  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 48
Mass, USA
I am trying to figure out what type of heater I have in my '51. I see threads and pictures on air flow and recirculating heaters, but my heater does not look like any of these. It is shaped like a cube/box with the heater core laying flat at the top of the unit. The fan blows air from the base of the unit.

I took it apart to clean and paint it up. I will post pictures once I complete the rebuild. I thought I would post the description to see if anyone recognizes my description.

#822650 - Fri Feb 03 2012 11:08 PM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: Git_Er_Dun]  
Denny Graham  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,612
Sandwich, IL
After market, there were a ton of them sold buy auto parts stores and places like Sears Roebuck & Co., Wards, Western Auto, Warshawsky's and on and on.
You need to post a photo and then maybe, just maybe someone might recongnize what brand it is.


#823492 - Mon Feb 06 2012 02:50 PM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: Denny Graham]  
Git_Er_Dun  Offline
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Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 48
Mass, USA
Here are a few pictures of the heater I pulled out of my '51 3100. It does not look like any heaters I have seen from a 1951 truck. I would like to find out brand/model it is so I can get an emblem for the front.

#823537 - Mon Feb 06 2012 05:14 PM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: Git_Er_Dun]  
Flxible  Offline
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north of the 49th
looks like generic aftermarket "one size fits all", JC Whitney or a number of others ohwell


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#823568 - Mon Feb 06 2012 07:29 PM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: Flxible]  
Jimmie D  Offline
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Posts: 548
Grand Junction, Colo.
What you have is an aftermarket Arvin brand heater. You are missing the white arvin script on the front. That is what the oddly spaced holes in the front are for, that is to mount the script. I have/had one in my 52. I disassembled, sand blasted, primed, and painted it, also while it was disassembled I had the core cleaned and pressure tested. I then found another heater that had a good script, but no motor. I hadn't started on the new case, when I got a super deal on a working deluxe fresh air heater. The fresh air heater is currently waiting on cleaning and paint as well a pressure test on the core.

#823577 - Mon Feb 06 2012 07:58 PM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: Jimmie D]  
LonnieC  Offline
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Orlando, Florida
Git_Er_Dun and Jimmie D

That's a neat looking heater. Also a nice looking workbench, Git_Er_Dun!!

I've been following this thread hoping someone (Jimmie D) would identify the heater. I Googled "Arvin Heater" and found some images of the missing logo. While you are looking for the actual logo plate, perhaps you can PhotoShop the logo on the heater in the Powerwagon site; have a vinyl sign shop reproduce the logo; stick the logo to a plate painted the same color as the heater; attach the plate to the heater.

Here are the links ...




FYI - a vinyl sign shop cut this Thriftmaster logo for my valve cover.

Last edited by LonnieC; Tue Feb 07 2012 01:30 AM. Reason: Added two more Powerwagon heater pics

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#824596 - Fri Feb 10 2012 12:52 AM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: LonnieC]  
twotone  Offline
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#824606 - Fri Feb 10 2012 01:44 AM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: twotone]  
Jimmie D  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 548
Grand Junction, Colo.
Git_Er_Dun I suggest you grab that arvin script. I looked high and low for one like that, and after a year gave up. That is how I wound up with a second case. So I could cast a new script for my heater. It is a good deal I think, it beats buying a case (if you can find one)the casting resin ect. I figure that the script I made cost about $75.

#826832 - Thu Feb 16 2012 04:07 PM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: Whitedog]  
DavidF  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,014
Austin, TX
My '52 had an Arvin heater that I immediately ripped out to replace with a GM fresh air heater. I think I still have the Arvin and I know it still had the logo. Not sure of the condition, but you are welcome to it. Send me a PM, with your info, if you want it.

Last edited by DavidF; Thu Feb 16 2012 04:07 PM.

#827497 - Sat Feb 18 2012 07:44 PM Re: 1951 Heater [Re: DavidF]  
Jimmie D  Offline
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Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 548
Grand Junction, Colo.
DavidF, If Git_Er_Dun didn't take that Arvin heater you might consider selling it on Ebay. The last one I saw that had been cleaned and painted went for over $80. If you don't want to fool with it, I will take it and pay for the shipping.

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