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From: Florida
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 05-01-2002 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a leaking heater core so I removed the two heater hoses [inlet & outlet] from the engine on my 289 and installed a short jumper line... Now I want to remove the jumper and just cap off the inlet and outlet holes in the engine. Can I do this or does the fluid have to circulate through the block? Thanks

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69 Sportsroof

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From: Valley, Alabama, USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 05-01-2002 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can buy a pack of caps for this in the Help! section at just about any parts store.

The hoses only circulate water through the heater core. I think some were routed along the choke to heat it up. Make sure yours doesn't do this.

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V8 Thumper

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From: Orange, Ca. United States of America
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 05-01-2002 02:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by 69 Sportsroof:
I think some were routed along the choke to heat it up.

True. I have done the same core bypass and leaned out the choke just a touch. The choke is thermal, so just the heat in the motor will open it eventually

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Ryan Wilke

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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 05-01-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can plug off the heater hoses close to the pump or simply remove the hose nipples and tap in an appropriately-sized freeze plug with alittle silicone sealer on it. In fact, you may be able to locate an rubber expandable plug to fit. Both are available at most neighborhood parts stores. The elbow bypass hose located at the top of your water pump to your intake manifold will allow the coolant to circulate just fine.....

Good Luck!

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From: So. Fl.
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posted 05-01-2002 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And while the hose ran alongside the carb on the earlys, there were some early Stangs that were heater delete from the factory. Those cars simply had proper adjustment.

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