Vintage, un-used Auto-Lite exhaust manifold heater kit, most likely not complete - but has all the big pieces needed. It has the cast heater itself, the intake hose with odd-shaped funnel end, a length of exhaust pipe, small parts and the embossed "auto-lite" heat deflector. The portion of the Chevrolet box is not included, (we will repack in a different box) but all the rest is included - see photos. So we find the box with marker stating Ext.Heat exchanger type 29-31 Chev. With some extra parts from same type kit with A-7 written in marker on the side of the box in a Chevy dealership.
We look at each other & say "what the heck is this". Sitting on top of the parts is a taped up page that is double sided with the heading Instructions for installing Plymouth heater Model A-12. The other side has a photo showing installation diagram.Please look at photos of this page. Then we find a piece of a box that has Auto - Lite - Chevrolet Wrap-A-Round, Model A-7 fits 1929 to 1931 cars - please see photo. WE ARE SURE THERE HAS TO BE SOME PARTS MISSING!!!! Please look photos over for the rusty parts.
One heater cable is pretty bad & there is another in the box. We are not sure why unless someone over the years added it thinking it works with this item. There is rust inside the heater body.
Note the deflector cover has Auto Lite embossed in it, still springs back on it's damper and the flap opens and closes. The flexible tube also is rusty.What an amazing inventive piece for heating back in that day. Since the cast manifold heater itself is embossed A-12, we suspect this kit is for Plymouth since that is the number on the instructions, but that said, this kit could be adapted to just about any vintage car with a little old-fashioned know-how provided the manifold size is the same. Looking online, we find many people, especially the Ford collectors, are seeking that original Auto-lite embossed deflector cover. Many people make remarks online that these manifold heaters really do heat very well. Please note we are not sure what is in this box, belongs with this kit. If only this box could talk & tell us where it has been. We do not think it is complete, but has all the big pieces. The item "NOS Autolite 29 30 31 Chevy or Plymouth exhaust manifold heater accessory kit" is in sale since Friday, October 16, 2020. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Vintage Car & Truck Parts\AC & Heating". The seller is "mopargmford" and is located in Adel, Georgia.
This item can be shipped to United States.