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Circular Heaters High quality systems since the 1940s

Many cars in the 1940s and 1950s were fitted with circular under-dash units – the most popular was the Smith’s unit fitted to Morris, TR3, Austin-Healey, Jaguar XK and Land-Rover. The Smith’s heat exchanger was made out of ‘tinned’ steel and would eventually rust away.

Clayton units were used by Daimler, Alvis, Lea Francis, Armstrong Siddeley, Rover, and Jaguar saloons. The Clayton units were more expensive but used all-copper wire wound tubes for the heat exchanger, providing a very long service life, and resistance to blockage and leaks.

Clayton Circular Heaters Upgrade and replacement parts

These circular heaters are still manufactured by Clayton Classics today from the original tooling, and are available with various water pipe configurations, with or without demisting in 6, 12 and 24 volts.

We manufacture replacement circular heater elements (motors, impellers, backplates and clips) and complete replacement units with a special range of copper circular heat exchangers in a variety of sizes.

Smiths Circular Heaters Replacement parts

We manufacture replacement circular heater elements (motors, impellers, backplates and clips) with a special range of copper circular heat exchangers which replace or upgrade the Smith’s version, in a variety of sizes.

As long as you have a serviceable front plate with doors, a new heater can be built which, for the purists, is virtually indistinguishable from the original.

 

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