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Part 6 - Final Foam Installation
May 29, 2008
The corrected gaskets arrived today so I wasted no time installing them. If
you haven't done so yet, make sure to pick all of the leaves and other junk
out of the heater core so air flows through it better. You will also need to
scrape all of the old gasket material off of the core so the new ones fit
Spread contact cement as shown on both ends of the heater core. Make sure to
get it on the bottom end of the core as well since the gasket wraps around
the end of the heater core.
Apply contact cement to the end gaskets as shown below.
Install the heater core as shown. There will be some resistance as the
heater core goes in.
Install the heater core front seal. No glue is needed. Note that this gasket
is a little long (1/8" to be exact) which makes it bow a little. This was
done on purpose so it can also be used on 1968 and 1969 model years as well.
The foam is very soft so this will not be a problem.
Install the tube seal. The long end goes on the bottom.
Apply contact cement to a few places on top of the heater core. It was
applied to the entire length from the factory but doing it this way should
allow the gasket to be removed if the heater core needs replaced.
Apply contact cement on the heater core to cowl gasket.
Install the gasket as shown. The thin side of the gasket goes over the
heater core front gasket.
At this point, the heater box is ready to install.
05/29/08 09:08:14 PM