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Discussion in 'S30 (240Z,260Z,280Z) Exhaust and cooling systems' started by Makesy, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Makesy

    Makesy
    Z Club Member

    Hi all,

    Recently found out the previous owner gutted my Z's heater system.

    The car came from Arkansas so I guess he had no need for heating.

    I was thinking to source all the bits I'd need for an 'original' system but then stumbled across this:

    https://www.t7design.co.uk/products/5kw-midi-heater-with-side-outlets-12v.html

    I figure I'd be able to re-route the heater hoses through it, hook up the open/close cable to the heater system and wire it into the stock controls without much issue.

    Has anyone used anything similar?

    Does anyone have any advice on going about this job?

    Any advice is much appreciated!

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  2. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer in training Staff Member Moderator

    Interesting.

    Two comments to consider:

    Air inlet - I am assuming this is like a re-circulation system. So you would have to duct cold air to it.

    I find the cold-air feed from a stock 'heater' to be as useful as the hot air feed. Your ducting/flaps will require some careful thought and fabrication.
     
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  3. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
    Z Club Member

    I used the T7 Desisn a/c and heater blower unit but retained the original box to distribute the air.
     
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  4. Makesy

    Makesy
    Z Club Member

    I don't suppose you have any pictures of your setup available do you?

    Do you use the stock heater valve or the one on the t7 unit?

    Cheers

    Alex
     
  5. racer

    racer
    Z Club Member

    That looks quite nice.
    Car builder solutions have a few options.

    https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/52kw-car-heater-kit

    https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/compact-car-heater

    https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/compact-heater-matrix-and-fan-kit
     
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  6. Makesy

    Makesy
    Z Club Member

    I will take some pics of what it currently looks like at the weekend for those interested in helping me figure this one out!
     
  7. Wally

    Wally Forum User

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  8. slaphead

    slaphead
    Z Club Member

    Hi Alex,

    I don't know if it will be of any help but I have a UK one hanging around somewhere in the garage?

    Mark S
     
  9. Makesy

    Makesy
    Z Club Member

    Thanks Wally,

    Looks good kit (I really like some of the Skillard stuff) but the costs involved of getting it over to the UK means I'm trying to find a more local solution.

    I appreciate the suggestion all the same!

    Cheers

    Alex
     

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