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Date:         Wed, 3 Jan 2018 08:58:43 -0500
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From:         "" <ddbjorkman@VERIZON.NET>
Subject:      Re: It's cold out there
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As a mater of fact, my ol' 59 Westy had good heater boxes and I really insulated the tube that brought it up front. It would actually keep the windshield fairly clear. Just don't open that flap to heat you feet! Having a good sized dog to lay on one's lap helps too.

Dave B.

-----Original Message----- From: Roy Nicholl <> To: <ddbjorkman@VERIZON.NET> Cc: vanagon <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 2:44 pm Subject: Re: It's cold out there


We have the same issue - I just keep telling myself it’s much better than the J-tubes on the ’66 trying to send warm air to the front of the bus.

> On 02-Jan-2018, at 15:11, <ddbjorkman@VERIZON.NET> wrote: > > Ford battery died and the Bus (Vanagon) has been put into extra service. Always starts right up, hope I didn't put a whammy on myself with that. Well, it's into the single and low double digits here in New England and I have noticed the Bus has a hard time maintaining heat to the interior. My temp gauge sits on the lower edge of the red light. It takes the normal 5 + minutes driving to warm up enough to move the gauge far enough off bottom to turn the heat on at all. I am considering constructing some sort of bra to go over the upper grille to decrease air flow over the radiator. First I thought I might post this question. Is this normal in the frigid cold? Have others experienced this? Could it be a malfunctioning thermostat? Does someone make said bra/cover? I await your reply. > > Dave B.

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