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Peerless GT Phase2 heater unit options?


Three weeks ago a Phase2 came up for sale in the Netherlands, and I was able to buy it.

It is largely original and complete but rough.

Unfortunately the heater unit is missing.

My Phase1 has a specific small Peerless heater unit but I think on later cars (Warwick for sure) I saw heater units used from another car.

The heater unit hole on the Phase2 looks to be bigger.

Does anyone know which heater unit was used on late Phase2/Warwick cars?

Thanks!

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Hi Erik.

My (Phase 1) heater was missing too.

I've replaced it with this www.carbuilder.com/uk/52kw-car-heater-kit from Car builder solutions. It's slightly larger than the P1 heater so may be about the right size for the aperture on your car. I appreciate you may want to stick with an original unit (if you can find one) but I wanted to go with something that was a bit more efficient.

Mike

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Phase 2 and Phase 1 use the same heater unit, common with early sprites, amongst others. 

The Warwick uses a later Smiths unit, similar to MGB.

Both are equally useless at clearing the screen, a fan/motor upgrade is essential.I

At current reproduction prices a modern unit from Car builder solutions will be cheaper and work better.

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Thanks Mike and Frank!

Looks like i'm going to use the original P1 heater for the P2 and fit a modern one in the P1 as i'm planning to put AC in too.

Brilliant website from CarBuilders!

 



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yea carbuilders are the nuts. I have kept the original outer case and modified the internals and made a "his and hers" lower vents and also a direct out to the bottom of the wing for hot running in traffic lonely.gif



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I'm running the original heater box, fed by a 270cfm inline blower, with bespoke ducting to direct air into either footwell. You can feel the breeze at the top of the screen, too! I also have a heater bypass set-up so hot water circulates from the back of the head regardless of the heater valve being closed. The photo shows the initial setting up. It now has silicone hoses and looks much tidier. The motor wiring is on a quick release connector should access be required to the battery for example.



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I've never had the balls to turn my heater off Gary! It's always in the flow. I did do the same bypass idea and also have a header tank tucked up inside the wing which does work well.

I did plumb that in so that the water flowed through it but not that successful so now it just has a feed into the external pipe running alongside the head.

works well enough.



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This is great info, thanks guys!

I understand the bypass set-up, sound like a very nice solution.



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