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round heater core
#1437804 Wed Jan 19 2022 12:08 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
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im not sure where to search for help on this. i have a 1952 gmc truck totally stock but heater box say pontiac. im thinking my uncle, the original owner must have changed it . but truck is all like new so no idea why box says pontiace. core is shot. anyone know where to start looking for a core i found one but you need to use old tanks and im sure mine are no good as i had to put in a new rad well.any helpwould be appreciated

Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437826 Wed Jan 19 2022 02:54 AM
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Posts: 2,091
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Mike,

Please post a picture so we can assist you.

Chris

Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437828 Wed Jan 19 2022 03:02 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,031
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Heaters were installed at the dealership. GMCs and Pontiacs were sold at the same dealership so they may have done that when new.

Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437834 Wed Jan 19 2022 03:15 AM
Joined: Oct 2021
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Originally Posted by mikebrou
im not sure where to search for help on this. i have a 1952 gmc truck totally stock but heater box say pontiac. im thinking my uncle, the original owner must have changed it . but truck is all like new so no idea why box says pontiace. core is shot. anyone know where to start looking for a core i found one but you need to use old tanks and im sure mine are no good as i had to put in a new rad well.any helpwould be appreciated

I recently replaced the heater core in my '50 3100.

The best deal going is Classic Parts.

Another company wanted the same amount of money for just the tubes and fins without the tanks. You are supposed to have your radiator guy use your old tanks and solder the thing together. What a pain in the a$$!

Classic parts sells the whole thing for $225. It's good quality, too. As you can see it's already assembled and ready to put in the heater housing. They sell a new switch, too.

Classic Parts 800-741-1678


Here it is. They've raised the price $50 since October.

www.classicparts.com/1947-57-Heater-Core-Round-Recirculating/productinfo/68%2D222/

www.classicparts.com [classicparts.com]

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1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe
1950 Chevrolet 3100
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
1966 Ford Mustang
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150
1995 Ford F-150
Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437868 Wed Jan 19 2022 01:27 PM
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Posts: 815
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Good to know you can get a replacement at ClassicParts. If I recall there were some post a couple years ago and you could not get a new round heater core. I think there are even some post hiding somewhere on this site about fitting a square peg in a round hole because there were few options. I bought an original heater core at a Swap Meet cheap with my fingers crossed hoping it was in good shape just in case my current original fails. I have not tested it yet but if it is bad I will be looking at ClassicParts.

Last edited by dgrinnan; Wed Jan 19 2022 04:25 PM.

Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437889 Wed Jan 19 2022 04:21 PM
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Posts: 572
H
'Bolter
Another option is a new heater core and motor from Brassworks. I posted about it and showed the steps necessary to install it in this old post
https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...rks_Recirculating_Heate.html#Post1011395

Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437890 Wed Jan 19 2022 04:50 PM
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D
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Got mine from Jim Carter, fit perfectly, MEH248, $225 plus tax and shipping.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

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Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437894 Wed Jan 19 2022 05:34 PM
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I bought one from Jim carter last year. The bolts didn't line up with the holes on my 56 but otherwise it was good.
Fred


1956 3100 Pickup/Red/350/3sp OD/PS/Disc Brakes
1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe/Red/355/TH350/PS/Disc Brakes
2017 Silverado LT Single Cab SB/Black/5.3/6 Speed Trans
1947 Willys CJ2A w/F-Head engine
Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437915 Wed Jan 19 2022 06:48 PM
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I 2nd the new brassworks core. You cant really beat the new style core with a new fan all attached as one unit. Pretty slick. Mines a bit loud on high but my truck is also so quiet nobody knows its even running. Ive never had one with the stock metal fan so im not sure how loud those were.

Re: round heater core
mikebrou #1437920 Wed Jan 19 2022 06:59 PM
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Posts: 1,088
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Put a brassworks in my 55.2 3100. Not too bad a job to install.


Brian
1955.2 3100 Truck


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