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Unread 07-17-2004, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default Looking for modded heatercore pics

I'm looking for some good pics of heatercores that had barbs added/replaced, mainly a chevette '86. I've been using reducers with extra lengths of tubing but it's taking up precious room in my case.
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Unread 07-17-2004, 09:21 PM   #2
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I'm looking for some good pics of heatercores that had barbs added/replaced, mainly a chevette '86. I've been using reducers with extra lengths of tubing but it's taking up precious room in my case.
here is mine.



and the barbs (mind the soldering)

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Unread 07-17-2004, 10:16 PM   #3
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Not exactly what you're looking for, but if you start with the core for a '71 mercury montego, you can just cut the tubing off before the bend (or just use it as-is if the bends go where you want)

This is stock with a /12"ID silicone hose just pushed over the beading (went right on)
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Unread 07-18-2004, 02:19 PM   #4
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The problem with the chevette hc is that the inlet and outlet are different sizes. One is 3/4" and the other is 5/8".
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Unread 07-18-2004, 05:14 PM   #5
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Right - which is the attraction of the heater core from the '71 mercury montego (no idea whay it isn't more popular than the chevette one - maybe it's a couple of $$ more...)
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Unread 07-18-2004, 05:30 PM   #6
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77 Bonneville Heatercore.

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Unread 07-18-2004, 06:26 PM   #7
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Nice shroud and paint job quicksilverXP, you make it?

Does it matter how a heatercore is mounted in ones case? I mean it's orientation... up, down, sideways, upsidedown etc etc..?? or does it have to remain upright.
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Unread 07-18-2004, 08:30 PM   #8
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You should mount it with the inlet/outlet side up so that air won't get trapped in it.
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Unread 07-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #9
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Right - which is the attraction of the heater core from the '71 mercury montego (no idea whay it isn't more popular than the chevette one - maybe it's a couple of $$ more...)
Give us some specs, please.
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You should mount it with the inlet/outlet side up so that air won't get trapped in it.
I see this brought up a lot. However, air gets trapped at least momentarily in everything else and gets removed without incident... If the air is truly trapped it is out of the way of the water and so doesn't really affect anything.
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Unread 07-18-2004, 09:28 PM   #10
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Give us some specs, please.
$30 at Parts America
6"x6.125"x2" inlet and outlet both 5/8" (beaded a bit larger, but 1/2"ID silicone tubing has no problem going right over them (see picture above.
Mounts very nicely with the Coolingworks shroud.

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I see this brought up a lot. However, air gets trapped at least momentarily in everything else and gets removed without incident... If the air is truly trapped it is out of the way of the water and so doesn't really affect anything.
I've never mounted a radiator with the outlet not at the top - so I have no experience to judge whether I'm avoiding an "old wives tale" or a real potential problem. I do run fairly low flow and it does sometimes take a while for all bubbles to clear from a radiator I've just set up - even with the outlet at or near the highest point. Higher flow may just "blow" these right out.
If I'm using a waterblock, and if it's possible, I try to orient it so that the outlet is higher (or at least no lower) than the inlet (obviously paying attention to things like making sure the inlet is over the CPU contact area if the WB is designed that way). Again, just trying to follow "common sense" - which may actually be nonsensical. Oh wait - you weren't addressing that one to me - nevermind...

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Unread 07-18-2004, 10:08 PM   #11
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I would have gone with the 77 Bonneville Heatercore if I had the room in the front of my case. The 86 Chevette heatercore fit nicely so that what I used. :shrug:

Now if I can just get the rest of my watercooling equipement I'll be all set.
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Unread 07-19-2004, 07:46 AM   #12
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Heres one of my Astra cores. Maybe its of use?? i included a before pic aswell
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File Type: jpg corefinished3.jpg (44.7 KB, 18 views)
File Type: jpg corefinished1.jpg (37.1 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg Corefin2.jpg (63.8 KB, 22 views)
File Type: jpg Corefin1.jpg (95.4 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg AstraWFan600.jpg (86.4 KB, 13 views)
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Unread 07-21-2004, 01:50 PM   #13
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1985 ford econoline van HC.

Before (full length)


After (cut to remove bulge at the end)


After (painted and in place)
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