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Old 11-18-2014, 06:51 PM
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1951 F1 V8 - Heater Core

My heater core is shot. The best option seems to be a place in California that will rebuild my heater core.

Are there any other options?
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Is it a co. called Brass Works ?
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Not sure...my repair shop found them. I'll find out.
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I had a local radiator shop rebuild the heater cores in an old Mercedes back in the 90's . Ask around your area . Worth a try .
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Check the catalogs like Summit or whoever that offer a bunch of them. So long as it halfway fits and the hoses hook up OK, that ought to work fine.
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I'd get it rebuilt. If the hose connections aren't identical, it means new holes in the firewall. If it doesn't fit the heater frame perfectly, the fan just sucks cold air around the core. Too thick, the fan might hit it. Why mess with it?
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This replacement heater core subject is not as easy as it sounds .The core must be exactly 7 7/8 x 7 3/4 x 2 1/2 " thick or it will not fit in the heat disappation pan in the back of the heater .The pan sits on 4 rubber insulators . .The center section of the heater which contains the heat regulator door gets squeezed on the front side of the core thus the importance of the correct thickness .With the 2 1/2 " thick core one still needs to squeeze it together during assembly with padded clamps . They go together tight .A lot of parts are inside one of these heaters & clearance is an issue . Have a box full of good cores and more boxes full of dead cores . Keep them around for good tank s& tubes .


meithammer , have they given you a price on a replacement core ?
Maybe I could get a volume discount .
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Do you have a standard FORD block letter box type heater , a Magic Air heater or a FORD script fresh air heater ?
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Firstrider's point is very important; if you've just asked for a replacement coil for a '51 Ford truck heater, no telling which one they are quoting. Mine turned out to be from a car, not a truck, and many heaters were dealer-installed using what was in hand, and still others were added by the owners using Monkey Wards or Sears pieces. A picture would clarify.
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The plan is to send my old core to this manufacturer, who will re-core using the old headers, matching everything up as closely as possible.
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