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1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:36 pm

Me and Vanish take a ride to Ontario, California and he gets our 1st Gen heater core tubes slapped on a 65 Chevelle Heater Core,,,,,,,,,,



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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by Guest on Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:43 pm

So thats the core to buy..............huh!
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by Vanish on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:25 pm

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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:29 pm

But I would say they need your tank with the tubes to put it on one of their Chevelle cores,,,,

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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:33 pm

I will.............the truck core that I am using now is smaller and doesnt work so good. But it does beat no heater. How much $$$?
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:37 am

This was a test run after researching it and seeing if it would fit,,,,,,,and it does,,,,,,we will get a price and availability in a day or so,,,,,,,,


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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:38 pm

Ok, since they don't make the heater cores for a 1st Gen, 1964-66, Chevy/GMC van anymore, This radiator shop will go buy a 65 Chevelle heater core, remove the top tank, take the top hose fitting tank off your old heater core and solder it onto a new core for $85. So call them if you are interested. They are like where the 15 and 60 freeways meet,,,,,,,,,
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by Scott on Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:30 pm

Are the 1st and 2nd Gen. cores a different size?
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Post by donivan65 on Tue Aug 03, 2010 7:58 pm

,,,,,,anybody got a 2nd Gen heater core out and can see how my 1st Gen heater core compares to a 2nd Gen for Scott?????


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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by Scott on Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:28 pm

I just received one from Bill that was pulled from a 70 parts van.


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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:44 pm

So it is longer and thinner than a 1st gen,,,,,,
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by Scott on Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:46 pm

I think it's the same length, but it is a .5" thicker. After comparing your measurements I went back and rechecked mine.

But those tubes sure come out different. It looks as though the 1st Gens are mounted horizontal, and the 2nd Gens are mounted vertical.
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:32 pm

The tank with the tubes are specific to each vehicle,,,,,so they are not going to make a whole heater core assembly for our vans anymore. So our only alternative is to get another vehicles complete heater core and unsolder its one tank with the tubes in it,,,,,,remove our tank with the tubes in it and resolder it to the new core providing that it just happens to be of the same size as our bad one.

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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by sparky on Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:34 pm

Napa said they had them today, (heater cores) was the guy at the counter wrong ? maybe he looked for 69 in stead of 66 ? are the hoses fitted pre formed to fit or just bulk rubber hose ?
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:20 pm

I have never seen someone come up with the correct one yet,,,,,,HOWEVER,,,,,I think maybe KookyKrispy said he just ordered one, so maybe there is such a thing,,,,,,We have been taking a Chevelle one and having our hose fitting tank transferred to it and it is a perfect match,,,,,and its plain old 5/8" and 3/4" heater hose, about 5 feet each, running from the engine to the heater core,,,,,,
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:41 pm

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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:25 am

So come on Joe,,,,,,how did this Black Friday Heater Core turn out????


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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by kookykrispy on Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:59 am

I got it in hand... I'll be swapping it in soon. I will take detailed pics and post measurements comparing the new vista aire core to the factory core. Stay tuned!
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:58 pm

,,,,,,and just in case you forgot,,,,
a 2nd Gen heater core has horns
a 1st Gen has a pony tail,,,,,,,
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by BvrWally on Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:01 pm

The "Governor" rules when it come to information! Don you are the "Best"! IMHO Smile
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by kookykrispy on Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:37 pm

We have a match. It looks to me like this will fit and work perfectly! The new core: vista pro ready aire part number 398237, I ordered from advance auto parts online is very, very close to being exactly the same dimensions as the factory core. Same thickness, same height. The width is slightly smaller by only about 1/8". The end tanks are essentially the same, but have cosmetic differences. The new tanks do not have the little ridges that the original tanks have. The other difference is the tubes seem to be the same length as the originals, but have a slightly different bend location near the end of the tubes. They are the same diameter as the originals, one is 5/8", the other is 3/4". You can see the difference in the bends in the pics. The bend in question will be below the floor when installed. I don't think any of these minor difference will be an issue or problem.


I repainted my heater box, so I am waiting until tomorrow to reassemble to give the fresh paint a chance to cure.

New heater core is on the left:



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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Sat Dec 17, 2011 6:34 pm

That sure looks like the right one,,,,nobody ever shows the correct picture of one, so you are taking a chance on anyone who CLAIMS to sell a 1st Gen heater core,,,,,and there surely is not much of a demand to stock them and I doubt there are a lot of new ones still out there, so this is a great time to grab one,,,,
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by Nightmoves on Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:45 am

Thanks y'all on this chase.One more part thats available to retrofit theses old rides.Next?
Don,I like your choices of adjectives(<yes,I used the spull checker) on the core tubes; horns/ponytail lol!
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by donivan65 on Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:19 am

I do it for the cause,,,,,it's kind of hard to SEARCH for stuff here,,,,,,,,SO,,,,,,WHEN,,,,not IF,,,,,the next 100 new members want to know about heater cores,,,,,you tell them search for Ponytail and they come right here,,,,,,(Hello to all you people in 2013 when you get here)
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Re: 1st Gen Heater Core

Post by kookykrispy on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:25 pm

Update on the heater core... got it installed and it fits well and works great. I now have a working heater and defroster! woohoo!!

The only thing I had to do was bend those tubes by hand just a little bit to make everything fit just right during the install... no big deal.

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