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Fluid heat riser picture??

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Bennett, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. Bennett

    Bennett New Member

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    Wanting to install a fluid heat riser on a 76' 2F with headers...wondered if anyone could take a minute to post a picture or explain where you tie into the heater line.
    I don't want to route a bunch of hoses all over teh place.


    thanks

    Bennett
  2. brian

    brian SILVER Star

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    TT had a write on this about 1-1.5 yrs ago, bunch of pics and a flat plan for an adpter plate. i was thinking about going this route as well.
  3. Bennett

    Bennett New Member

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    What month TT..cause I have them and do not remember seeing it.

    thanks though
  4. Degnol

    Degnol SILVER Star

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    I did this last winter when I installed a header on my '74 F motor. Used 1/2" aluminum plate cut to the profile of the bottom of the intake, made a gasket, but you could probably use silicone...I did both. Piped from the head to the heat riser then on to the heater. Tapped the plate for 1/2" FPT and screwed a couple of 90* that were barb fittings on one end and 1/2" FPT on the other.

    I tried to attach a pic...let's see how it goes.
    GL
    Ed
    BTW that is a 2F intake, so same design as yours would be. What you see in the picture is "street" elbos, male on one end and female on the other. What I ended up using was what I described in the post...one piece brass with 1/2" FPT on one end and barb fitting on the other, saved me some room and gave me a better approach for the hoses.

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  5. IDave

    IDave New Member

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    Nice lookin' headers, Ed.

    That's how I ran my fluid heatriser, too.
  6. Bennett

    Bennett New Member

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    I take it these heat risers make a heck of a difference??
  7. IDave

    IDave New Member

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    Depends on where you live. If it gets below 30 degrees often, you'll notice it.
  8. Landpimp

    Landpimp New Member

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    Ed, what PS box is that?

  9. Degnol

    Degnol SILVER Star

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    The PS box is out of an '84 minitruck, I got it from Woody. The fluid heat riser works well, but not as good as a set of mated manifolds and hot exhaust gasses. I also run a 2F aircleaner which has the flapper that can choose between heated intake air and cold air. I fashioned a warm air intake that hoseclamps to my header. I think that helps, too

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  10. Doug_S

    Doug_S New Member

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    John, you have a good eye. You're definitely not one to miss something. After you pointed it out I scoped it out.

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