Heater core

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  1. dorcutt

    dorcutt Member

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    B9AD3B46-9CD8-4107-B1F3-78FA4EF85DF5.jpeg While waiting for a package from our host I decide to tackle the heater. This is what I uncovered,
    Core look pretty bad, it says Harison on it I believe. I have a radiator shop near me but after reading the various threads here I’m not to hopeful. A new core looks like its going to cost an arm and a leg and not many around. Any other options? Any body have any experience with the host upgrade? Would prefer to keep it original if I could.
    Thanks. Dave
     
  2. vwnate1

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    You can try cleaning it with a dilute solution of Citric Acid and distilled water then installing it and adding some Copper Seal, that's pretty good stuff, the OEM's use the cheaper AlumaSeal in their news cars .

    There used to be a place in New England that still made these round heater cores, I have no idea the name of the shop .
     
  3. dorcutt

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    I may have found a place in Maine that seems to repair them. Found it in one of the threads for the earlier trucks. It look like the same one in my 51.
     
  4. vwnate1

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    I be that's it ~ send them an E-Mail and include the pictures and P/N's, see what they say .

    Be sure to post back here if it works out in your favor .
     

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