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what is the canister on the heater hose?
« on: April 03, 2014, 11:28:49 AM »
Like I've said in some other posts, it's been a LONG time since I've been under the hood of one of these.
  I don't remember ever seeing one of these before, but my lower heater hose has a canister .  What on earth is this for?  the heater hose goes into the canister, then a hose comes out of the canister and goes to the bottom of the radiator.
 It looks like crap.  What is it?

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Re: what is the canister on the heater hose?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2014, 02:48:56 PM »
Is there and electrical cord or a place where there was a cord? It sure looks like a tank heater to warm up the engine to start in cold weather. Up here in the great white north we used them on most everything, only way to start a carbureted engine at -20F.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 03:33:25 PM »
thank you DBSS!!!! it was driving me nuts wondering what that was, LOL.
 after your post, I went out and unbolted it, and flipped it over and there was a grommet with what was left of the cord sticking out of it. 

 Awesome, one more thing I can throw away in my quest for a tidy engine  compartment :]

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Re: what is the canister on the heater hose?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 09:46:15 PM »
Yeah, that car saw some cold temps in it's day to have one of those. Alaskan cars have block heaters, fuel heaters, oil pan heaters & battery blankets to keep them running. Everywhere you park you plug your car in to heat everything. I knew a guy that worked on the Alaska pipeline & his Ford truck had 110 volt cords everywhere plus a gasoline fired heater bolted to the tranny hump.
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Re: what is the canister on the heater hose?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 05:43:16 AM »
  Not a normal item for Ohio :P
makes me wonder where the car has been.
Kinda neat that the engine was made 70 miles from where I live now, and the car was made 22.5 miles from where I was born. Would be neat to know where its been in between