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Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:54 pm
by fixwheelmad
Update, completed one complete underside, now to flip over and sort the other side , then the boot and inner wings. Really enjoying my time off.

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:28 pm
by fixwheelmad
A little update and somewhat a diversion, being building a solar furnace heater out of beer cans, and heating the workshop for free

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:56 pm
by TDV102
Nice creation, but Kronenburg?

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:08 pm
by pgp001
Can you give us a bit more detail about the operating principle of your heat exchanger please.

Thanks
Phil

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:37 am
by fixwheelmad
pgp001 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:08 pm
Can you give us a bit more detail about the operating principle of your heat exchanger please.

Thanks
Phil
Simple, it’s a passive heater, two plenum, connected by cans. Cold air enter low chamber, heats up and rises to top chamber, then extracted out, you can use a passive movement,but I intend to use a in line 12v motor fan powered by a small PV panel. As a rule, what goes in, ambient temp of room, should double, thats the physics, need to hand on the south facing roof next week to try. Look them up, this is tiny, some are the size of a whole house. Reckon that, my wood stove and the PV electric panels and batteries, should heat and light my unit for nothing. Thank a for interest.

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:38 am
by fixwheelmad
pgp001 wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:08 pm
Can you give us a bit more detail about the operating principle of your heat exchanger please.

Thanks
Phil
What ever floats ya boat, gin bottles just don’t cut it

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:05 pm
by pgp001
I saw something similar that uses two old central heating radiators, one mounted outside on a south facing wall and the other slightly higher on the inside of the same wall. the outer one heats up with the sun on it and the heated water inside rises and flows into the the internal radiator.

I dont think a pump is required as it works on the thermo syphon principle, a bit like my old Austin 7 cooling system with no pump.

Phil

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:10 pm
by irmscher
Have you given up on the car ?

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:10 am
by fixwheelmad
Update, after being made redundant and enjoying nearly four months off, I’ve got a new job and now ploughed back into the build. All the floor is now complete, thankgod. Taken a lot of energy, now inner front wings, pedal box, rear out side quarters and the wheel arches replaced. Going to order the rotisserie now most the work is done. The main bit to sort is the remainder of the roll cage, bracing at the rear towers and the seat box section, again all in zinged and drilled and dimpled. A few photos.

Re: Newbie, Fiat TC & Volumex HFO 501 NEW BUILD 2018

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:55 am
by fixwheelmad
Update, after pretty much finishing the floors, inner and outer sill, I’ve turned to dealing with the rear of the tub, just ordered two full inner arches, wing hole sections, inner boot section and will redo remain of flooring with profiled zintec. When this is complete I will be able to attach the rotary jig and wheel about the shop, or outside on a good day. Issues, seats don’t fit! Location for the pedal box and CNC metal work to get ordered! Sort photos later, loving the warmer weather too!