weather master

ValVal Posts: 654
In one of my sales pamphlets it states " you new Hudson can be equipped with a new Hudson Weather Master Fresh Air and Heat control with an air filter that fits snugly under the cowl ventilator" I do have a heater but not a filter for the cowl ventilator. Are these still available? What did the system require??    

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  • Jon BJon B Posts: 6,747
    Wasn't this the duct -- introduced in '39-40 -- that scooped fresh air from the cowl vent and directed it through the heater radiator?  It might have been an option, when buying the heater.  (The heater was a stand-alone box; the Weather Master partly enclosed it, I think.) Since it's a kind of duct / shroud / plenum / baffle, it's molded exactly to the contours of the dashboard and probably notched around any obstructions.  So you might have to salvage one from a same-year Hudson as yours.  I'm guessing that they bolted on rather than were welded.
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    Thanks Jon B as I said I do have the heater but have no ducting at all. So I am not sure what any of it looked like or how it mounted. If you or anyone reading can explain this or have a diagram or photo that would be most helpful. 
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    OK I spoke with Denny from Wildrick's last night about this and he will ask Doctor Doug about it as to the availability. He said I may to change heaters if nothing is available in the way of the weather master. If so what is a good one to switch to?  
  • 53jetman53jetman Posts: 1,225
    The WeatherMaster Heater was introduced during the 1939 campaign, and was actually an upgrade to the standard heater available up to that point.  So in other words, there were more than one type of heater available during the 1939 model year. It sounds to me like Val's car has the previous style heater which was simply a hot water unit with coolant from the engine running thru it's core and a blower motor mounted at the rear of the heater to blow warm air out into the passenger compartment.  It did not have the intake of outside air thru the cowl vent as the WeatherMaster did.
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    Yes my car has the deluxe heater that has the coolant from the engine that runs through it. But it is to my limited understanding the weather master was a dealer option that was an add on to the heaters from that and previous years. Am I wrong on that ? 
  • 53jetman53jetman Posts: 1,225
    I would think the WeatherMaster would have to have been a factory installed itemdu e to the fact that the heater box was directly attached to the cowl vent.
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    Hhhmmm, maybe but as I recall reading it was a dealership brochure that said " you dealer can install"  but I may be wrong in thinking
  • KEL 39KEL 39 Posts: 56
    The Weather -Master was a  dealer installed option according to a Hudson Accessory sheet. List price at the dealer was $6.95
    I h I have pulled one unit out of a 39 CC sedan, and plan to install it in my 92 series.
      It may be a challenge with the heater and radio in the way. 
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    Thanks for the pics Kel 39 that is the first time I have ever seen one. I would like to find one for my 92 as well. Please let me know how you installed it and how difficult it was via this post or PM. Thanks   
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    I saw this advertised here also

  • ValVal Posts: 654
    edited October 26
    If anyone has one of these for the 1939 cars to sell or that they would be willing to loan (as my local club president says we can copy and make one) please let me know
  • DocHublerDocHubler Posts: 977
    I did not know the WeatherMaster name was used in 1939, so this is interesting. It was different than the later systems in terms of the fan/distribution box and placement of the heater core, although the air intake plenum system was essentially the same through 1954. The 1940 Weathermaster fan/distribution box is very different and a one year affair only, but in 1941, that part took the general appearance used for the rest of the Hudson car production. There were differences to be sure in the heater cores, fan speed control, etc., but pretty close overall for 1941 to 1954.
  • KEL 39KEL 39 Posts: 56
    Val
    I had planed install my Weather Master in my '39 Hudson Six, but am going to install VW 6 volt wiper electric wipers and there will not be enough room for the WeatherMaster.
    If you are interested, contact me at :- email darleen2@telus.net

    Ivan L
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    Email sent
  • charles4dcharles4d Posts: 415
    Looks like it's missing some other part maybe a part to mount it  is missing 
  • ValVal Posts: 654
    Charles4d, what makes you say that? Do you have a photo or something that may shed some light> I thought I had all printed info on it but I may be wrong
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