A Vapor, steam heat thermostat, which has been refurbished
and rewired to operate an SSR (see the
is ready to be installed in a custom fabricated stainless steel pedestal
enclosure. Repurposing and reusing original components gives your car
an authentic look, when it is restored.
Photo by E. Wilde,
A 240V Solid State Relay (SSR), bolted to a suitable heat sink (in this
case a metal wall) can be used to control electric baseboard heaters
with the existing thermostats, and the baseboard heaters can be
installed in place of the original, steam floor heat heat exchangers.
Sometimes, the thermostat will have to be rewired (see the
but the SSR itself can operate directly on the 32V DC thermostat power
with no need for a current limiting resistor.
Photo by Eric Wilde,