Looks like I'm going to have to replace the heater core in my '68 Camaro.
I did this job once back in the 1980s, but I can't remember, is it just a
of removing the hoses, then removing the housing bolts all the way around,
to get to the core? Any trick involved? I'm not looking forward to doing
but since I live in Wisconsin I really need some form of heat!
Yeah, it basically involves removing the bolts around the fan housing in
the engine compartment but also requires removing the inner or complete
passenger side fender, defrost and AC ducts, heater control cables, and a
few other things. The heater box is removed out from under the dash inside
Where in Wisconsin are you? I can come help if you're around Madison. I've
done 3-4 heater core jobs so far.
I had a feeling there'd be some extensive dissassembly/reassembly involved
in that heater core installation.
I'd really like to take you up on your offer, but I live in NW WI near the
twin cities....I am from
Madison, and come down from time to time, but I never make the trip in the
I'd like to find some people around here who like working on old cars...I
joined the Northstar
Camaro Club in the twin cites, but it's not exactly close to where I live-
Thanks for the input,
I replaced the heater core in my '68 a couple years ago, and it was
fairly straight forward.
Remove the hoses and bolts from inside the engine compartment, then
inside the car you have to remove the duct/cover under the dash on the
passenger side to get access to the heater core (I don't remember
removing the duct/cover entirely, just moving it out of the way
sufficiently). It's pretty tight but the heater core comes out fairly
The difficulty I had was getting it all back together. It took a
while to get it all lined up properly and in the right position, but
after several attempts, I finally got it.
I also remeber coolant spilling out on the floor of the car when I
removed the core, so be wary of that.
All in all, it wasn't too bad of a job. Hey, if I can do it, so can
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