The "heater" side of the firewall going in place. Main issue was making sure the heater A/C unit would fit. The Vintage Air unit is not a good size & shape for when a conversion is happening, but as it came with the car, we are making it work.
Anyone doing a future conversion would do well to install an Old Air unit as they are so compact & a simple reversal of the demister duct allows it to bolt in place in the section shown in this pic .......
I have beaten the edges of the blower hole flat along with the old heater hose holes. They will now have sections made & welded in place as we are not using them. When finished it will look like Ford stamped the firewall, but never punched the holes .......
Bottom strip added, now it fits the top & floor ......
Visited my A/C guru mate (he owns the burgundy E Type Jag seen at Duggo) & we changed the heater pipes & the high & low pressure lines so they all now will sit on the inside of the car. That will allow me to have the holes in the firewall that will suit the location of both the heater hose route & position of the A/C compressor. The previous routing of the pipes is shown in the first pic ........
Now to make the outer cover & glue in place. That cover will have the mounts that adapt to the original mount holes on the firewall that surround the old blower hole ..... 😄
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All kinds of wonderful going down on my car at the moment. Kerry It's awesome your happy showing your skills and knowledge by documenting it in this thread because both are Becoming very rare these days. It's the best work an thread I've seen on the topic.
pS I'm working on the dash fascias.
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