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Hi People, hope everyone had a good Xmas.

A quick question, when fitting SSI and deleting the engine blower, I believe (and I could be wrong) there is a way to wire in the footwell blowers to help in the heated air circulation.

If correct anyone have the details?

As a side question I have noticed that since the engine rebuild, SSI etc. the car seems to be running hotter than before is this normal or just be being paranoid :unsure:

 

 

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Actually the motor running hotter according to the gauge, or feeling hotter in the cabin? 

SSIs chuck out tonnes of heat so I think the latter.

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12 hours ago, mean in green said:

Actually the motor running hotter according to the gauge, 

The gauge now sits at the first marking (8 o’clock) always thought it  used to sit lower.

Anil, thanks for the link

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1 hour ago, Beaky said:

The gauge now sits at the first marking (8 o’clock) 

Sounds more correct to me :twocents:

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20 hours ago, Beaky said:

A quick question, when fitting SSI and deleting the engine blower, I believe (and I could be wrong) there is a way to wire in the footwell blowers to help in the heated air circulation.

If you still have autoheat the link Anil posted will sort you out, I ran with that mod for some time.

If you have backdated your heating you need a different approach to switch on the blowers, I can not find the post were I detailed doing this on my 3.2, but basically I spliced into the footwell blower activation wire and used the redundant rear wiper switch to make them manually operated at full speed only.

I only switch on the blowers to clear the front screen when I first start the car in the winter, after that they are not needed and the heating is more than effective without the footwell and engine bay blowers.

Mark 

 

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6 hours ago, SilverWT said:

If you still have autoheat the link Anil posted will sort you out, I ran with that mod for some time.

If you have backdated your heating you need a different approach to switch on the blowers,

Mark 

 

Hi Mark,

I have had SSI fitted, rear fan delete and all new ducting from an earlier model fitted, so is that autoheat and full bcck date? here's a picture

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Autoheat thingy, now I have the answers👍

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I backdated my heat with some old twin levers between the seats and they have a micro switch on them which engages when the levers are lifted.  I don’t know what year it was from but assume pre SC.

But then....

Paragon had a genuine all original super low mileage 3.2 Speedster in a while back.  It had manual levers between the seats.   Wonder how it operates the footwell blowers?  Same micro switch?

 

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Yes, cabs had 2 levers all the way through ib years, I would think yours is from a 3.2 

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18 hours ago, Jonny Hart said:

Paragon had a genuine all original super low mileage 3.2 Speedster in a while back.  It had manual levers between the seats.   Wonder how it operates the footwell blowers?  Same micro switch?

I've also removed the ugly heater control box and backdated to the manual levers. When the levers are pulled up, the micro-switch now enables the footwell blowers on their "middle" speed setting, which delivers more than enough heat from the SSIs to clear the screen.

I was under the impression that the Speedster had the backdated manual levers but didn't have footwell blowers fitted, as per the Club Sport.

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On 12/31/2018 at 4:07 PM, Anil said:

 

I've also removed the ugly heater control box and backdated to the manual levers. When the levers are pulled up, the micro-switch now enables the footwell blowers on their "middle" speed setting, which delivers more than enough heat from the SSIs to clear the screen.

I was under the impression that the Speedster had the backdated manual levers but didn't have footwell blowers fitted, as per the Club Sport.

Interesting.  I would have thought that an open top car would need all the help it could get for heating.  

So how do Clubsport and Speedsters switch the rear heater fan on?

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