1963 Dart L6 Heater Core

Heating / Cooling / AC

  1. gage zamrzla

    gage zamrzla Active Member

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    Looking to get heat rolling through the cab finally and took my heater core to a local radiator repair shop and I'm quoted just over $200, saying there are two leaks and the core itself needs to basically be swapped out.

    I've tried looking around online and haven't been able to find anything that's a confirmed match and it's my understanding that the firewall on the 63 is different from 64 onward so I need a very year specific heater core yes? Called the good local auto parts store and got a part number of 98503 but can't seem to get anything from them or available online.

    I guess I'm wondering is $200 for a new heater core not bad considering I can't seem to find a more cost effective option locally or online. If anyone knows where I can get one for under $200 I'd be all about it but at this point I want to be able to thaw my windows and order new carpet already and just getting the risk of a leak out of the way is a bit more of a priority than saving 50 or so bucks.


    Thanks
     
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    RustyRatRod Lemmie see your b00bs. FABO Gold Member

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    DO it yourself. It has only FOUR nuts holding it in with a couple of cables to disconnect. I had my heater box out in less then 15 minutes, cleaned up re-gasketed core replaced and back in in well under an hour and I'm a retired and disabled wore out turd. For 200 bucks, they're bending you over the desk without a kiss.
     
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    • gage zamrzla

      gage zamrzla Active Member

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      I already have the whole heater core out but I'm not finding a core replacement available online or at local part stores.

      Could you direct me to a core I could purchase online to change it out? I'm having no luck in searching the # online, everywhere seems to be sold out or not available.
       
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      RustyRatRod Lemmie see your b00bs. FABO Gold Member

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      Murray #94503 is OReilly's part number and my local store can have it tomorrow morning, so yours is likely the same. Price I'm showing is $39.99
       
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        Appreciate it man. Guess I was searching incorrect terms, first time messing with heating in any capacity. Thanks again.
         
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        Not a problem. They're getting hard to find. Only a few on eBay and Rock Auto has none. I'd get two if I were you. In fact, I'm going into town anyway and will probably order one from my local O'Reilly even though mine is new.
         
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