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    I'm about to start reassembling the interior (or what's left of it) of my 405 track car & to simplify things want to do away with the huge heater box & blower.

    This then means I'll need to come up with another way of demisting the windscreen.

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    Heated screens as used by the touring cars overseas are no longer available so does anyone know of a product like a window tint for instance, which has the heating element wires embedded into them for the purpose of demisting? Of course it would need to be clear enough not to impede vision.

    Another possibility would be a hot air take off from the engine bay or exhaust incorporating a small 12v fan & tubing into the existing vents in the dash. Would need to make sure no exhaust gases are entering the cabin though (cough cough).
    405 Mi16 2.2 litre race car for sale.
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    Places like rare Spares used to sell small 12V heaters for cars which needed a demister for compliance - but the plumbing of a water heated unit would have either been onerous or visibly compromised originality.

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    A friend of mine has just completed a classic rally in Europe in a Mini Cooper.(very old one, I think a 997cc). He got a heater from England that you can put just above the air outlet at the base of the windscreen.
    It is a easy fit little thing from what he explained. 2 stands about 300mm apart and this wound element between them. A small fan like a PC or a server cooling fan is mounted in a small piece of the original plumbing and when you switch it on it heats up and blows hot air over the screen. A common thing in England he says.
    Don't know if it will work for you but I am thinking of it for my race car.
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    How about a couple of strategically placed 12v hairdryers as used by caravanners?



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    Slightly better than a hairdryer & probably a lot less noisy! Would be relatively easy to connect into the existing vents.

    At 160W, & 13.3 amps it shouldn't tax the electricals too much I imagine.
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    405 Mi16 2.2 litre race car for sale.
    http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/car...-car-sale.html
    https://www.my105.com/ListingDetails...d/518/id/22164


    Lap times- Sandown 1 27.9
    Phillip Island 1 53.8

    Previous Frenchies-
    1988 205 Gti
    1998 306 GTi6
    1997 306 N5 sedan
    1996 306 N3 XT hatch
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Avocado
    1976 Renault R16TS manual in Trak Yellow
    1975 Renault 5 Guernsey, Channel Islands
    1972 Renault 4 Guernsey, Channel Islands

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