Adoom

Adoom's 1976 Triumph 2500 TC

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5 minutes ago, ~Slideways~ said:

I've looked at some like that. But that is so basic, I'd be better off making my own. You also don't get any way to turn separate vents off/on.

The current setup has:

  1. Large central dash vent.
  2. left dash vent
  3. right dash vent
  4. left windscreen vent
  5. right windscreen vent
  6. left rear vent (can't be very effective, could remove)
  7. right rear vent (can't be very effective, could remove)
  8. Venting to the foot area(no ducts, just a big hole in the side)

I'd want to retain at least 1-5.

 

I thought of making a box up for the original long heat exchanger but run two fans that I can control separately. One fan is ducted to windscreen for super demist. The other fan is ducted to all the other vents. 

 

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I'd just recondition the factory heater since it's already out. It's not like you're going to get 40 years of leaves and shit in it as an occasional car that's probably going to be kept undercover, plus they work well when they work. Maybe could do with a gruntier fan, but we had mine in an absolute monsoon a few weeks back in Hamilton and it demisted just fine.

Cutting firewalls is IMO just a giant clusterfuck of a thing, perhaps suss out if you actually need to, and if you don't then retain that factory heater.

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Rust, so much rust. But it looks possible right?

Will feel good to have new metal in there and covered in POR15 all over your hands.

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48 minutes ago, ~Slideways~ said:

Rust, so much rust. But it looks possible right?

Will feel good to have new metal in there and covered in POR15 all over your hands.

Most of the patches I need to make are simple shapes. A bunch of straight bends, no compound curves. A lot of it is out of sight so it doesn't have to be exactly the right shape.

I'll need to make a sheet metal bender. They are stupid expensive to buy.

46 minutes ago, ~Slideways~ said:

But freight for stuff that size must cost a fortune.

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51 minutes ago, Adoom said:

I'll need to make a sheet metal bender. They are stupid expensive to buy.

You can do a lot with a sturdy bench, some bits of angle iron or flat bar, clamps and a hammer.

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39 minutes ago, Nominal said:

You can do a lot with a sturdy bench, some bits of angle iron or flat bar, clamps and a hammer.

My bench is a real sturdy motherfucker, so heavy.

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