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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 28th, 20, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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Heater Core source

I'm looking for a heater core for my 65 El Camino (non-A/C). Looking at various vendors, the prices are anywhere from $45 to a little over $100. Since the core is more than a little difficult to replace, I only want to this one time.

NPD has a copper/brass made by Thermal Solutions Mfg (I'm not familiar with that name) for $103

Summit has a copper/brass for $90.

Need some advice from someone who has purchased a new core recently.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 28th, 20, 1:12 PM
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I got a brass and copper “Murray” brand heater core for my 67 from Oreillys. I bought a few other things I needed to qualify for 20% discount bringing the heater core down to just over $50. I think the regular price is $57.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 28th, 20, 8:22 PM Thread Starter
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I got a brass and copper “Murray” brand heater core for my 67 from Oreillys. I bought a few other things I needed to qualify for 20% discount bringing the heater core down to just over $50. I think the regular price is $57.
I checked O'Reilly's site. Their Murray core for a 65 A/C car is Copper/Brass but the one for non-A/C like my car is aluminum. I prefer to find a copper/brass one.

Still hoping someone else will respond.

Thanks for you reply though,

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 29th, 20, 8:49 PM
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Re: Heater Core source

the Chevelle venders get theirs from the same place your local auto parts store gets them from. so shop local
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 29th, 20, 8:59 PM
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Re: Heater Core source

Don,
I did the one in my WIfes Riviera about 10 years ago and used one of the parts store units. It lasted about 8 years The original lasted 25 !!! When I did it again about a year ago I started searching and found an NOS GM unit on E-bay. I think I paid about $200 for it but it should outlast me If you think your non-ac car is hard to do . . . . . I had to basically take the entire dash out of the RIviera to do it. It was about a 12 hour job total.

I guess what I am getting at is if you can find an NOS one no matter what price it will be worth it.

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Summit is the same product as O Reilly only way more expensive.


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Don,
I did the one in my WIfes Riviera about 10 years ago and used one of the parts store units. It lasted about 8 years The original lasted 25 !!! When I did it again about a year ago I started searching and found an NOS GM unit on E-bay. I think I paid about $200 for it but it should outlast me If you think your non-ac car is hard to do . . . . . I had to basically take the entire dash out of the RIviera to do it. It was about a 12 hour job total.

I guess what I am getting at is if you can find an NOS one no matter what price it will be worth it.
If it’s aluminum I doubt the NOS will last any longer. GM or Harrison assembled radiators and heater cores and dipped brazed them in a liquid salt bath. So when they where done they washed most of the salt out. Over time with the salt exposed to air creates corrosion in joints. Adding coolant will weaken the joints.

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