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67-69 heater core secret?

Discussion in '1967 - 1988 Ford Thunderbird' started by thesuperbad234, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Hey all! I’ve got a 69 bird, as you all know it is winter in Utah and it is COLD. The previous owner of my car bypassed the heater core because it leaked, the only real way I can see to get to it is through the box in the engine compartment, It appears to me that the engine has to come out to go that route though, has anyone done a core in this body style? Is there a (slightly) easier way to replace it? I normally do all my own work but this is looking like one I might not want to even try tackling if I want to keep the wife happy. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  2. fordrodsteven

    fordrodsteven Well-Known Member Gold Donor

    According to my 1973 Chilton's manual (covers cars from 1966 to 1973) it has different procedures depending on whether the car has A/C or not. Either way you must remove the hood and go in from the engine compartment. Neither of them requires removing the engine. I'll try to download the pages from the book.
  3. fordrodsteven

    fordrodsteven Well-Known Member Gold Donor

    procedure for car with no A/C
  4. fordrodsteven

    fordrodsteven Well-Known Member Gold Donor

    Procedure for car with A/C; (67 to 71 Thunderbird in left column)
  5. fordrodsteven

    fordrodsteven Well-Known Member Gold Donor

  6. I’ll give the car a look tomorrow and see if that process looks like the winner, thanks! I appreciate your response! That’s a way different procedure than what I read in a Haynes manual, but it seems like it would make more sense.
  7. On my 1967 I had to remove the hood and inner fender in order to gain access to blower and heater core. Have your old core retubed and don't trust a after market because many don't fit. If you want to talk about this please call me at 775-232-8904.
    thesuperbad234 likes this.
  8. About how long did all that take? I might just give ya a call one of these weekends if that’s alright!
  9. Did you replace your heater core yet? Just did mine. Not as bad as I thought it would be .
  10. Hey I am considering doing this to my 69. How did you do it?

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