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Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

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donivan65
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:01 am

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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by slowrider on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:40 am

Thanks,Donivan.Just got done reading the whole thread.Ill look into a chevelle one monday.
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:45 pm

,,,you need to go to page 2 of that link to my Dec 18, 2011 post, hit quote and send me a message from the future,,,,,do people still have cars,,,are our vans still around?
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by slowrider on Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:47 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) Well its now 2014 and people still drive but the new vehicles park them selfs.The old vans are still here but parts are getting harder to find.I d tell you what the price of gas is here in the future but you wouldnt belive me anyhow!cheerscheerscheersaffraidaffraidaffraid
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by kookykrispy on Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:05 am

They still have it here:

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/toughone-or-ready-aire-heater-core-398237/20820003-P

If you go to that link and click 'Read 1 review", you will see the write-up on this part I posted, complete with pics. This is your 1dst gen replacement heater core. It fits and works fine.
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slowrider

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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by slowrider on Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:24 am

I m going to order one tomorrow after i talk to the guy i dropped mine off at and make sure my tank end is ok.I want to thank you guys for all the help.It sure make my job easier!
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slowrider

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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by slowrider on Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:47 am

Napa gave me these mesurments.9 1/2 between tanks.6 3/8 ,i asume width.2 1/2 thick.Ibelive this is just a core and should work as im told my tank was good.I told the guy abought the chevelle swap and he said most now are aluminum.
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by slowrider on Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:33 pm

Got my core back today.135.00.He said he had a heck of a time finding the tubes as most places only caried aluminum.
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by donivan65 on Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:14 pm

so they did not just take your tubes off and solder it onto the new core?

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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by slowrider on Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:06 am

The chevele was aluminum so they sent it back.He called all over for core with no luck.Said he called someone that did vintage vehicles and would make a core for $250.00 He kept trying and finaly found a piece of core in new york.83.50 +15.00 shiping.He only charged me 30.00 labor to put my tanks on.Sounds to me like with every thing going to aluminum,even the core block is getting hard to comeby


















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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:55 am

thats why the theves are stealing every piece of copper they can !! =Prices way up on it!!:affraid

My father -in-law - foreign country- says the theves are even stripping the copper wiring off the electric poles-like internet hookups!!Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by m1dadio on Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:43 pm

http://www.summitracing.com/int/parts/pli-398237/overview/

I know it says N/A but a more intense search may bring one up

Vista-Pro Ready-Aire Heater Cores 398237

heres one on Feebay

http://www.ebay.com/ctg/Vista-Pro-398237-HVAC-Heater-Core-/83144796

this is the heater core I recieved from KK just last year

yes the picture on the adds are just a generic picture

this is the new core


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donivan65
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by donivan65 on Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:18 pm

looks like you could bug OReilys for a core



http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/MHT0/398237.oap?ck=Search_39-8237_-1_2724&keyword=39-8237
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slowrider

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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by slowrider on Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:32 am

of corse now that i have mine the weathers finally warming.I put my zip in on orileys and it comes up out of stock.I should probably look now for a spare for my 42 and my 60 as it looks like there just going to get harder to find.I was wondering on the vans,as long as you could get a core to fit the box couldnt you just run your hoses through the floor to conect to the tank if you had too?
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donivan65
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by donivan65 on Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:19 am

thats what you will see us doing when there are no more ways to fix our heater cores......
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by kookykrispy on Mon May 12, 2014 8:16 pm

Just to update this thread,

The advance auto link is still good and they have the correct core for 1st gen. Ron Bonomo ordered one from them and received it today. He said it is the correct part.

http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/24549-heater-core
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by vanner68 on Tue May 13, 2014 4:34 am

Twinpilot001 wrote:thats why the theves are stealing every piece of copper they can !! =Prices way up on it!!:affraid

My father -in-law - foreign country- says the theves are even stripping the copper wiring off the electric poles-like internet hookups!!Evil or Very Mad

This is common occurrence in Detroit. Some people have even managed to electrocute themselves stealing power lines.

They are also stealing and scrapping manhole covers, and you will be hard pressed to find a house in Detroit still wearing it's aluminum siding.
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by mikeysly on Tue May 13, 2014 6:05 am

Philly too. just like the 80's re-dux
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by panelmanrd on Tue May 13, 2014 10:45 am

I bought a 3 gen chevy van and removed the end with the tubes
and soldered the tube end from the 2 nd gen, still putting out heat.
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by jazzcat on Tue May 13, 2014 3:44 pm

vanner68 wrote:
Twinpilot001 wrote:thats why the theves are stealing every piece of copper they can !! =Prices way up on it!!:affraid

My father -in-law - foreign country- says the theves are even stripping the copper wiring off the electric poles-like internet hookups!!Evil or Very Mad

This is common occurrence in Detroit. Some people have even managed to electrocute themselves stealing power lines.

They are also stealing and scrapping manhole covers, and you will be hard pressed to find a house in Detroit still wearing it's aluminum siding.

Its the scrap yards fault......Im a Detroit native, and the scrap yards dont care what is it or where the stuff comes from.....they even take cars without paperwork (Ive had a few cars stolen and scrapped)..... CA makes you wait two days to come pick up the scrap money and it come by check.

But I really wanted to ask about my van, I dont have a heater core or motor or wiring or switches......so im assuming that the heater was optional?
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Re: Is there a replacement heater core avalable?

Post by Magic Potion on Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:57 am

I just bought a heater core #398237 from Advanced Auto online. I used the link on the first page. there is currently 20% off if you enter your email address. brings the price down to $44.79 + shipping $11.49, or if you spend another $30.21 you get free shipping.

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