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Old 12-28-2011, 10:31 PM
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Looking for heater core

For 59 f100. Any ideas. None at obsolete or sac vintage ford
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Old 12-29-2011, 06:42 AM
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I don't think you will find one out there that is just plug and play. If money is no object, you can find a core that is close to the same size and reuse the tanks. I ended up getting one for a newer truck and had to get a little creative with heater hose. I can't remember with year is close but I will try to find my notes and get back to you. I spent a couple weeks off and on trying to find one. I got one that had short straight tubes coming off the tank, used short pieces of heater hose to connect to to original tubes from the original tank that I cut off to stick thru the firewall. It looks great under the hood, you can't see a difference. You can only see the change if you lay on the floor of the truck and look up between the heater and the firewall. It is very functional.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:50 AM
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This kinda stuff appears on ebay from time to time.
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Here are a couple if threads with some info about heater cores.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...ater-core.html

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/70...r-57-60-a.html
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B7TT-18476-A (replaced B7C-18476-B & B7C-18476-C) .. Heater Core / Obsolete

Applications: 1957/60 F100/700 / No Ford Dealer or obsolete parts vendor has any.

Any radiator shop can recore a heater core.
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Making an heater core!

Hi!
I,m new to this site and very excited about finding it.
I have an idea about making a heater core by using PEX tubing & coiling it up inside the heater box, similar to the concept of burying tubing in concrete slabs in new houses & running hot water thru it, & tying it into my heater hoses W/ a throttling valve to control the temp.
It would be really inexpensive to make & it would reaaly be nice to have heat again!!
What do you'all think?
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try performance radiator on Ft lowell Marc. they did a great job on mine.
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Marc; Do you have your old core if you do they really are not that hard to repair (torch solder and flux) unless it froze and split multiple rows in the core, if the tank is cracked that can be soldered as well. You can us a bicycle tube to pressure test it. Any radiator shop can re-core it!
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Bill, what did they charge to rebuild the core?
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Hello there,
The PEX tubing does not have the heat transfer capability of the standard heater core. At best you will warm the air a little bit, but not enough to get comfortable. Your best bet is to find a good used core or a repairable one. A heater core has a large surface area for both the coolant and the air that you would need well over a hundred feet of PEX tubing to replicate.



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Hi!
I,m new to this site and very excited about finding it.
I have an idea about making a heater core by using PEX tubing & coiling it up inside the heater box, similar to the concept of burying tubing in concrete slabs in new houses & running hot water thru it, & tying it into my heater hoses W/ a throttling valve to control the temp.
It would be really inexpensive to make & it would reaaly be nice to have heat again!!
What do you'all think?
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1960 F-100
'86 302 w/ AOD
self contained electronic dist.
mild cam
3.0 gears
& hopefully a crown vic suspension soon!
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I've found a heater core today that is almost a direct fit. Murray's/O'Reilly auto parts
Part # 39801. Its aluminum, not brass. $22.95 plus tax.
They let me search their radiator book that was on the shelf. They had the core there too.
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Hey Hoss, I can't thank you enough!!! This is great news. I'm going to call the O'Reilly store just up the street & see if they have one & I'll pick it up today.
Thanks again, Bruman...
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I was just looking at the box, my bad, add a 0 to that number 398001
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Thanks again! I just picked it up about 5 minutes ago, $22.95.
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You can only see the change if you lay on the floor of the truck and look up between the heater and the firewall. It is very functional.
Where I come from, when you end up on your back on the floor of your truck looking up between the heater and the firewall it's considered dys- functional....
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