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Heater/dash in race car.

Discussion in 'Race/Track Car Discussion' started by billinjah, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. billinjah

    billinjah ClioSport Club Member

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    What have people done with heater in fully stripped cars? I see a few deleted the heater matrix etc any problems clearing the screen?
     
  2. Matt555

    Matt555 ClioSport Club Member

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    I have a little heater from Tweeks, as does @dann2707, that plus antifog works fine.
     
  3. Ads29

    Ads29 ClioSport Club Member

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    On a wet day yes you will have trouble to clear the screen. I went a bit overboard and removed everything bar the matrix last year and its a pain to keep putting anti fog on te windows time and time again.

    Another issue aside from clearing the screen is engine temp on a hot day, the matrix will absorb some of the heat from the coolant, and help to lower engine temps by quite a few degrees @Tony Hunter is probably one of the best to explain this, and has also modified the original heater box to allow it to only operate onto the windscreen from memory
     
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  4. Tom Johnson

    Tom Johnson ClioSport Club Member

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    Heated screen is the answer
     
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  5. dann2707

    dann2707 ClioSport Club Member

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    Yep, works really well and kicks out quite a lot of heat. Will help bring engine temps down as said too.

    Ive blanked off two ports though so all the heat is going to the screen for maximum effect. Yet to try it though with those ports bkanked off.
     
  6. AdamCup

    AdamCup ClioSport Club Member

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    Mine. Not finished yet but you get the idea.....
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. JP83

    JP83 South Central-Oxfordshire ClioSport Area Rep

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    Heater fwends
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  8. Sam Linssner

    Sam Linssner ClioSport Club Member

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    Threw it in the bin. Got a Ricky Evans heated screen
     
  9. billinjah

    billinjah ClioSport Club Member

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    The little heaters are neat. Adam cup what will you have a switch to run a fan to blow some air on the screen?
     
  10. Akay

    Akay ClioSport Club Member

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    Did you do this with the FF heater box?
     
  11. James363

    James363 ClioSport Club Member

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    +1 for the heated screens. We've got them in our race car and rally car and they are perfect.
     
  12. AdamCup

    AdamCup ClioSport Club Member

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    Yes or the original control panel.

    Yep :up:
     
  13. Alex H

    Alex H ClioSport Club Member

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  14. Akay

    Akay ClioSport Club Member

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    Any tips on how you achieved it? Looks exactly what im after! Assuming you just cut the bit off you see in the pic and blank it and then run a simple on/off switch?
     
  15. AdamCup

    AdamCup ClioSport Club Member

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    I chopped off the front bit and locked the vent flap (inside) in the screen demists position. I will be gluing and sealing a piece of acrylic to fill the gaping hole.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Akay

    Akay ClioSport Club Member

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    Ah I see, thanks. What are you doing about power?
     
  17. AdamCup

    AdamCup ClioSport Club Member

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    Using the original blower just with the AC insides removed.

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  18. Akay

    Akay ClioSport Club Member

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    I mean from a switching pov, standard control panel?
     
  19. vroomtshh

    vroomtshh ClioSport Club Member

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    Poverty spec heater is lighter still and £20 on eBay
    [​IMG]
     
  20. AdamCup

    AdamCup ClioSport Club Member

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    Any idea how much lighter ? Can't be much?

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  21. vroomtshh

    vroomtshh ClioSport Club Member

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    I never weighed it, but its pretty noticeable tbh
     

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