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Old 04-03-2012, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have a good site or writeup for rebuilding the heater box on a 66 coupe?
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mustang Monthly did an article on it. Go to their site and look for it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here:
1966 Ford Mustang - Project '66 - Heater-Case Rebuild - Mustang Monthly Magazine
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks. Appreciate it.
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Front disc brakes on

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I did start following this write-up from Mustang Monthly. The metal inside was so far gone, I ended up purchasing a new heater box. Didn't want to spend the $$$, but while it was out, timing seemed right.
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I did start following this write-up from Mustang Monthly. The metal inside was so far gone, I ended up purchasing a new heater box. Didn't want to spend the $$$, but while it was out, timing seemed right.
Fortunately, I picked up a refurbished heater box from mustangerbob. Got the rebuild kit from CJ's.

Cannot for the life of me get the squirrel cage off the blower motor. Removed the set screw and tried prying the cage off. Soaked the shaft two nights with PB blaster and still nothing.
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Front disc brakes on

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:46 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I wrote one up for CJ.

Mustang Heater Rebuild Kit (1965-1966) Installation Instructions

http://www.cjponyparts.com/mustang-h...uctions/a/309/
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Fortunately, I picked up a refurbished heater box from mustangerbob. Got the rebuild kit from CJ's.

Cannot for the life of me get the squirrel cage off the blower motor. Removed the set screw and tried prying the cage off. Soaked the shaft two nights with PB blaster and still nothing.
Same here, I gave up and bought a new one from CJ
If you have to start prying to get the cage off chances are you are going to bend it anyways
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Same here, I gave up and bought a new one from CJ
If you have to start prying to get the cage off chances are you are going to bend it anyways
Fortunately I have another blower motor and cage.
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Front disc brakes on

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Nice writeup
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Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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66FSTBCK good write up! I too must find another heater box as my internal metal pieces are rusted through.
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Thanks. I had to tear the heater box back out this past weekend because the heater core that came in that kit failed after about a month of no heater use and minimal driving!! I ha antifreeze all over the carpet. CJ replaced it for me though so that was good. Fyi, The rubber ends that they sell for the heater core are about half the size they need to be so they don't fit worth a darn...big waste of $10.

C5ZZ-18500-C MUSTANG SCOTT DRAKE HEATER CORE END CAPS WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING 1
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Not a lot of step by step, but some shots and info on one I did.

Heater Box Restored.... pics
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Thanks. I had to tear the heater box back out this past weekend because the heater core that came in that kit failed after about a month of no heater use and minimal driving!! I ha antifreeze all over the carpet. CJ replaced it for me though so that was good. Fyi, The rubber ends that they sell for the heater core are about half the size they need to be so they don't fit worth a darn...big waste of $10.

C5ZZ-18500-C MUSTANG SCOTT DRAKE HEATER CORE END CAPS WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING 1

Any idea who sells the core ends that do fit?
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Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

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Any idea who sells the core ends that do fit?
Not sure. Maybe these were intended to fit another brand of heater core??
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