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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-16-2011, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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New Member: Denver, CO 66 Impala

Hello everyone! First off very nice forum with a lot of member that are willing to help.

I picked up a 66 Impala that in 94 had a full frame off restoration. It is a non matching numbers car, but still my baby. 327 with 3 on the tree.

Today I noticed that the heater core was leaking so i figure I might as well sign up instead of lurking.

It is a garage queen, so I will prob just plan on blocking off the heater core until I have time to fix it. I still try to drive it once every two weeks to a weekly show, just to hang out with everyone.

I hope to meet some Denver folks (if there are any) and provide any help if i can.

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Being towed home




I have the stock radio also, this one came with the car.






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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 09:06 AM
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Welcome to the Team Simon!

That is a real gem!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 11:32 AM
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Nice looking car. I am currious as to what gear box you have in or what engine It came with. Mine also came with a 3 speed standard and had a big block 396 as the engine.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 02:45 PM
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Welcome Simon! Nice ride!
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Simon, that is one good looking car, thanks for sharing the pictures. I *almost* painted mine red instead of black - good to see I couldn't have gone wrong either way.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 11:34 AM
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Simon,
If you have a leaky heater core and choose to just bypass it for now I would suggest you take some precautions in the interim. After you disconnect/bypass the core I would suggest you flush out the core with a garden hose to get all the antifreeze out of it then blow out the water with compressed air.
If you leave the heater core filled with coolant it will continue to drip and soak the carpet. This will eventually corode you floor pan.

I would also pull up your carpet and inspect the current condition.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 07:47 PM
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Welcome and that is one clean lookin' 66!

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Thanks everyone! I was able to get the heater core out today, just need to find one now, should I look online like impalabobs or classicindustries? or like Napa?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 10:55 PM
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Heater core

Just as an example, look at Year One's non- AC heater core for you 1966.


http://www.yearone.com/serverfiles/f...core&SM=1&SC=9

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