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This is supposed to be coming in this weekend and I plan to start the install as soon as it does.

I'll be sure to document and post the install for anyone that may be interested. It's a 300cfm 40,000 BTU heater. Entire install should be under $300.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-991106/overview/
 
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Nice find, I like the price on that one. It is 7" x 8.6" x 16" I do not have my machine here will that tuck up under the dash any Moose?
I doubt there would be 40,000 btu's available from these motors this time of year but I will take what I can get.
 

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Dick,

I think I'm going to mount it in between the driver and passenger seating positions. That way I can lay directly on top of it on really cold days...hahaha

Seriously, I will probably mount it in the dash, or under the hood. I plan to plumb in two defroster vents and two dash vents, then use the third outlet to floor dump.

I will know better where it goes when I have it in hand. Just checked the tracking, the unit itself should be here today. Looks like my hoses and vents won't be here till Monday.
 

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Delivery man just dropped these off. The heater unit and the venting kit for the dash.

Something to note. The unit is actually 16"L x 7"T x 9.7"D. Website says 8.6", but they must not count the porting out the front.

There is about 5' of wire harness for running your switch to the unit.

Seems decent quality. Outer case is hard plastic. Weighs 9.8lbs

 

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Can't wait to see how it works. If Honda keeps pushing back the heaters I'm going to have to find an alternative. Customers won't be too happy getting a heater in the summer time.
 

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For $300, I'm interested in seeing how this pans out. I'm not the MOST mechanically inclined person I know, but I have some common sense. I'm hoping it turns out I can do this, myself.

I appreciate everyone posting these projects.
 

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DB, it's probably not going to be for the faint hearted. There is going to be cutting. I will do my best to lay it out though
 

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Got enough of the other pieces in to start thinking about the next steps. Here is your under hood area. Something has to get cut to fit it in there.



The drivers side is the unfortunate fellow not to have anything like a fuse box stuck in him, so he is going to get a haircut

It's going to have to look something like this to get the heater unit in.



The fans will be down and vent pipes out the top. To me, that should give the cleanest look.(coolant and harness bottom side).

I'm going to put in two defrost vents and two dash vents (dash vents right on each side of the white sticker below the shifters)

Some good news this evening. I just got notice of my XT40 shipping, which is awesome. (It has to be at least two years since I ordered it) I will probably get all of that wiring ran before putting the heater in the way.

Anyone think that heater install plan sounds like a bad one?
 

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Plan sounds good but 2 yrs waiting on a winch??? Does the heater unit have a drain for the fan section just in case water gets in from washing/rain?
OK, two years is a bit of an exaggeration. I lost count of the actual days because I swapped my calendar. It has been at least 50 days minimum.

Water and debris getting in there is a concern. I might have to rig up a shield for both sides, or maybe attach some elbows to the fan inlets. This unit runs a dual fan, one on each side of a central motor.

After I get it in there, we will see how exposed it is in the wheel wells.

Thanks for the input toodeep
 

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Got my winch in and most of my wiring done for my dome lights.

I decided to go ahead and dry fit the heater under the hood. Here is what it will look like.







Sample of what the three vent pipes will look like.

The mounting bracket holes are on the ends of the heater. I plan to take a piece of Lexan and fabricate it to the ends to work like a blinder on a horse to keep dirt and water from splashing in the fans.

 
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I went to summit racing to purchase the same heater as cattaco for $149 and they are out of stock until Christmas so I was looking around the site and seen this one by Maradyne (I don't remember seeing it there the last time I looked).


http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/mar-mm-a1090002/overview/

Its listed at $159 and looks identical. Wondering what the difference was I went to Maradyne's website and looked at the pdf http://www.maradynehp.com/pdf/products/heaters_stokerseries.pdf and I believe they make both heaters but this one for $10 more has a waterproof motor for marine use (see denote 2 in the pdf). This one might be a better choice for some of us wet climate boys. I ordered one.

I have looked every where and summit racing has the best prices for heaters and free shipping. The same heater at Maradyne's website is $197 Stoker with 2 - 3in Outlets

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If you go to the summit site and click on the picture and zoom in it says marine heater as well. I believe you can buy the same heater from several different sites, idk who makes them. And when I ordered the Summit heater it was a special order item and was supposed to ship in about 2 weeks. I believe it shipped in about a week, but that might not always be the case. Here is one on Amazon that is sold by Jegs. Amazon.com: JEGS Performance Products 70601 Heater Assembly: Automotive

I believe it is also the same heater sold by firestorm, just based on that it is basically the same size and has the exact same btu, but has 3 ducts instead of two. But I could be wrong. https://motoalliance.com/Site.Store.go?action=gotoProductDetails&id=1073
 

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@cattaco I missed that one on Amazon because it didn't come up in a search for me because they don't ship here. Its confusing where they all look the same but it pays to check if they are marine grade because there are ones listed in that pdf that were not.

I like the size of these 9 1/2" ones, 16" is tight even on the 700's. It doesn't seem like you really need defrost on these but if we do could always put a splitter in going to window vents. Do you have yours mounted yet? like to see some pics..
 
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