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steve'66
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posted 09-19-2000 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any tips on removing and replacing the heater core? It sprung a leak, so it's on my list to do before winter. I'm thinking I should remove the complete heater box, and spliting it out of the car. Anyone done this? TIA

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65coupei6
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posted 09-19-2000 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The heater core is in the box. So you have to remove the whole thing. While you are at it, you should also get new foam seals and rebuild the whole box. You should even go for the gold and change your heater hoses also. Just in case...

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Nos351C
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posted 09-19-2000 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve on my non A/C 68 it was a breeze, disconnect the hoses, unbolt the blower motor, take out the glove box (just in case) and out it came. My a/c equipped 68 sucked big hairy shivvy's... it was an all day project with the carpet and glove box already out...
HTH

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-19-2000 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
65-66 is a ball buster job Steve. You still have to pull the entire box out to get at the heater core. Put in a high quality US made unit as you do not want to do this again. The A/C equiped small FoMoCo's are the absolute worst ones to do though as Marcus says. Alex

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66351stang
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posted 09-19-2000 07:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66351stang   Click Here to Email 66351stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
steve it is a piece of cake ,start to finish
shouldn't take morte than 1.0 hours.easy way is remove the complete box,split it and replace core,foam,hose;s

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steve'66
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posted 09-19-2000 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys!

I've opened the box before (under the dash) to get media blasting material out of it. I would rather wrestle aligators that work on my head under a dash with my feet putting prints on the headliner! Know what I mean? Oh I'm looking forward to this, can you tell

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Nos351C
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posted 09-19-2000 08:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nos351C   Click Here to Email Nos351C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't worry, it's easier than you think

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racin jason
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posted 09-19-2000 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for racin jason   Click Here to Email racin jason     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I did my sisters 66 (non-a/c) without taking the box out, the hardest thing was getting the hoses and clamps on and off between box and firewall.

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John Mitzel
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posted 09-20-2000 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Mitzel   Click Here to Email John Mitzel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My daughter and I replaced the core, all the foam seals, the blower motor, and the defroster duct (definitely worthwhile to get one of the plastic replacements), cleaned and painted the works, and had it back in place in an afternoon. Hardest part for us was holding the unit in place under the dash while getting the nuts started on the studs. One person with eight-foot long arms that had three elbows apiece could do it alone, no problem!

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mellowyellow
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posted 09-20-2000 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not wanting spit in the chowder--but now would be the time to shine some light into the cowl area to make sure there are no holes. It's just one of those facts of life with old Mustangs. Hope all is ok.

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