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R. Dave Carr

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« on: June 23, 2009, 11:20:30 AM »

Hey guys, how much fun are heater cores to change in a '66 300 that does NOT have factory air?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 12:21:51 PM »

They are pretty easy
 
Just have lots of band aids for the sharp edges
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 04:00:52 PM »

Have a battery powerd dremel to help with those too.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 06:04:48 PM »

1/4" socket set and some basic tools are all you really need
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 11:06:24 AM »

Steve, what all has to be removed to get at it?
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 01:50:40 PM »

I don't think I can type that much
 
Let me see if I can find you a pIc
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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2009, 03:00:16 PM »

Yes, tell us.....Snotty and I are about ready to replace the HC in the 68 GTX.....when it's 105 F outside......spews coolant all over the floor.......
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 10:28:06 AM »

We are? 
 
Seriously, as I 've said many times before, let me know when you want to do it!  However, I'm gone next week and July 27-August 16.  But, any time! 
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2009, 03:26:08 PM »

Snotty came over today and replaced the heater core on the 68 Hemi GTX.  We did have to take out the glovebox,  but it was relatively painless (for me Snotty did most of the work).  He put it back together, and it doesn't leak!   Now we can drive it at least.   Then Snotty changed the oil on the 68 and 69.  Thank heavens for Snotty, and he only charges lunch.
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2009, 05:33:26 PM »

Lunch?
 
You mean a gorge
 
Good for you Snotty. . .I pulled out my manual, it's sitting on my desk.  But it doesn't cover B Bodies.  Sorry I was so late with this Steve
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2009, 06:19:40 PM »

No problem Buddy!  It was no different than the core on my old '70 Challenger, only the box was 3 times the size!  Other than that, remove the cables and disconnect the wires, thenm just one nut under the dash and three on the firewall and out it came!
 
Removing the glove box made it a lot easier to remove and replace the cables and clips that hold them on.  My '68 Chilton's book suggested doing so.
 
Had the car had a console, or AC it would have been a tougher job.  But, it was easy as it is.  We started just after 10 a.m. and the car was running - with anti-freeze - before 1:00.  That's why we did the oil changes; I didn't need to leave until 3.
 
Fogel - we got Pepper to the Vet and we made it to Delano for our glasses by 4:30!  All is well!
 
Oh, I left my light in your car.
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