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Series 2 Heater wanted

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:02 am

Hi,
Has anyone got a Series 2 heater going spare?
I'm not worried about the gold paint flaking, as I'm happy to repaint it but I'd like to replace the later black one in Elsie May.
Thanks and best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: Series 2 Heater wanted

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:54 pm

Mike, if you have the black round heater it is probably original to your car, as the late Series II's had these with the moulded plastic round front. Only the early ones had gold coloured heaters. So there are two types of S.II heater - early and late.
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Re: Series 2 Heater wanted

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:17 pm

Mike, if you have the black round heater it is probably original to your car, as the late Series II's had these with the moulded plastic round front. Only the early ones had gold coloured heaters. So there are two types of S.II heater - early and late.
Thanks for letting me know.
A shame, as the Gold coloured alloy(?) bodied heaters are of stronger construction, in terms of the case, than the later plastic bodied ones.
I take this means it would be incorrect to fit a gold one in my car.....
The traveller dates to 1955, if that makes any difference?
My 1954 four door came with a gold one fitted, was this the last year for this type?
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales

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Re: Series 2 Heater wanted

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:36 pm

I think the change came around that time. It seems to tie in with the change from cheesgrater to slatted grille. A 1956 Series II I used to own had the late heater.
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Re: Series 2 Heater wanted

Postby geoberni » Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:33 pm

Was the heater not an optional extra for SII? Basil has an after-market Tudor heater which is a sort of Silver Hammerite finish.....
Basil the 1955 series II

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Re: Series 2 Heater wanted

Postby myoldjalopy » Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:33 am

My SII has the gold heater and the car was registered in January 1955. It was fitted to the de-luxe models, I believe.

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Re: Series 2 Heater wanted

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:21 am

My SII has the gold heater and the car was registered in January 1955. It was fitted to the de-luxe models, I believe.
Interesting, Elsie May was first registered on 1st September 1955, so maybe by then they'd swapped over to the black plastic ones??
I prefer the golds ones though, as I said, they're more robust.
Best wishes,
Mike.
1954 Series 2: 4 door: "Sally" -- on axle stands needing more welding......
1955 Series 2: Traveller: "Elsie May" -- on the road and enjoying her 'as is' for now but I see work ahead......
1970 Triumph Herald 1200: "Hetty" -- driven back from Llangollen in Wales


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