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Bobnotch
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:59 pm    Post subject: 73 Heater question Reply with quote

Can any of you 73 Thing owners with a gas heater tell me how much the heater's exhaust pipe is supposed to extend past the cars body work (under the fender)? I've got a really nice pipe here, but it's rotted out at the end (about 1 inch inside the trunk). I've looked on the RoMOTC V CD, but it didn't help give me a length. I've got some pipe here, and I'm fairly decent with a welder (do it by trade), but I need a length before I install the refurbished heater. Thanks for ANY help. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one in the garage I have not installed yet, if I can reach it I will measure it. Seems to me it would be ok if longer thou.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I thought that I would need it to be a little less than out to the shock tower. But looking at the one on the Thing Shop's web site, it looks like it's supposed to have a flap at the end of it. Rolling Eyes Not sure if it makes a difference or not.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After it goes through that hole in the body, it bends (forward IIRC) runs for a few more inches, then ends with a flat cap and hole in the side of the pipe. That flat end is the flap you think you see, but it's not a moving part. It's kind of an odd shape, but I've had some heavy backfires through that pipe without damage - so I assume that funky end is some kind of voodoo German engineering.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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After it goes through that hole in the body, it bends (forward IIRC) runs for a few more inches, then ends with a flat cap and hole in the side of the pipe. That flat end is the flap you think you see, but it's not a moving part. It's kind of an odd shape, but I've had some heavy backfires through that pipe without damage - so I assume that funky end is some kind of voodoo German engineering.


Kinda like the flap on the intake (even if it doesn't move, it's still there). If you had a pic, with something in the background to help etablish length, that would be very helpful. I just can't see spending the money for a piece of pipe, tha I might already have here. Rolling Eyes Thanks for any help you can offer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 01, 2006 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bump. Still haven't gotten a measurement. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe Heaterman can give you some advice about pipe length.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VW-THING-GAS-HEATER...dZViewItem

This auction has a picture of the pipe. Maybe it will help.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, that's a help. I can approximate it's length using the fuel pump as a reference. This Thing is costing a small fortune to rebuild, and we're getting close to painting the outside right now. It's already painted on the inside, and the metal fab work is done. Good thing we started this project right after the 4th of July. Shocked The new owner is taking delivery of it next week. Cool Then I can go back to working on my Notchback. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have bought from Gary and met him. Nice guy, if you email him I am sure he will send you a pic with a measuring tape next to it. Or measure it for you. Worth a try.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just took a bunch of pics of that tube next to a tape measure, both in and out of the car. I'm uploading them now.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_cat.php?cat_id=41

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Ignore the tape in this pic, it just happened to be on the ground when I took the closeup of the holes.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THANK YOU Ian. Very Happy Those were the pics that I needed, along with something to use as a reference. I really do appreciate the help. My dad wants to take the Thing to Brownsville for the winter, and I've been working out in the shop basically a 2nd shift trying to get it done in time. The worst part was I thought / figured I had until the 17th of October to finsh it, then I find out it's more like the 10th that he wants it. Shocked That 7 day loss hurts. Plus we (my son and I) keep running into little things that keep popping up like that pipe. If I had known how much was supposed to be sticking out of the car, I'd have gotten one from Ark, when he rebuilt the heater. Rolling Eyes Live and learn I guess. Wink Thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I'm missing something


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a close up of the exhaust tip.

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