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    While I was looking through the 58 Studebaker Accessories catalog for another thread, I ran accross this interesting item. It is called Minit Heat. Has anyone ever seen one of these? Were they ever put on a car and how did they work? Maybe some of you Canadians have seen them. Or was it like the mechanical power steering that was introduced in 53 but was quickly discontinued?.



    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

  • #2
    There was one on eBay a couple of years ago, and I saw one at a swap meet (one of the Nationals maybe) probably 15 years ago.

    Paul

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    • #3
      There was one on eBay a couple of years ago, and I saw one at a swap meet (one of the Nationals maybe) probably 15 years ago.

      Paul

      Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
      Paul
      Winston-Salem, NC
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      • #4
        It says it connects to the fuel pump, so I assume this was a gasoline heater!

        Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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        • #5
          It says it connects to the fuel pump, so I assume this was a gasoline heater!

          Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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          • #6
            Notice the copy doesn't claim it improves fuel economy!


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            Clark in San Diego
            '63 F2/Lark Standard
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            • #7
              Notice the copy doesn't claim it improves fuel economy!


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              '63 F2/Lark Standard
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              • #8
                I guess they didn't sell enough of them for the owners to experience fires like some Corvair owners did!

                Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                • #9
                  I guess they didn't sell enough of them for the owners to experience fires like some Corvair owners did!

                  Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                  • #10
                    "It dont get hot enough under the hood of a car now they came up with a camp fire for it." That should have been the slogan to sell this death trap.[)]

                    Randy_G
                    1959 Lark (project)
                    Waxahachie, Texas.
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                    • #11
                      "It dont get hot enough under the hood of a car now they came up with a camp fire for it." That should have been the slogan to sell this death trap.[)]

                      Randy_G
                      1959 Lark (project)
                      Waxahachie, Texas.
                      www.automotivehistoryonline.com

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                      • #12
                        I recall there was a gas heater by South Wind that did a great job of instant heat. It was quie popular at the time. I saw one the last week or so on Ebay. ot sure how dangerous they were except it kept my brother's 36 ford warm.

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                        • #13
                          I recall there was a gas heater by South Wind that did a great job of instant heat. It was quie popular at the time. I saw one the last week or so on Ebay. ot sure how dangerous they were except it kept my brother's 36 ford warm.

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                          • #14
                            Minit-Heat was a gasoline fired system heater for quick warm ups in cold weather. It was AC-2891 in 1958. The picture above is also featured in Turning Wheels August of 1991 page 13.

                            58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
                            58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
                            58 Packard Hardtop
                            58 Packard Sedan
                            57 Packard Wagon
                            62 Daytona
                            63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

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                            • #15
                              Minit-Heat was a gasoline fired system heater for quick warm ups in cold weather. It was AC-2891 in 1958. The picture above is also featured in Turning Wheels August of 1991 page 13.

                              58 Packard Wagon (Parade Red)
                              58 Packard Wagon (Park Green)
                              58 Packard Hardtop
                              58 Packard Sedan
                              57 Packard Wagon
                              62 Daytona
                              63 Lark Custom 2 Door Sedan R2

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