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Old 12-29-2011, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heater air inlet duct

What do I need to do to replace my heater air inlet duct?
I know I have to remove the heater box but what holds the top?

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Old 12-29-2011, 06:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What year Galaxie?
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What do I need to do to replace my heater air inlet duct?
I know I have to remove the heater box but what holds the top?
i presume its your 64...
if your talking about the coffe can looking air inlet going into the cowl...
it has a flange with sheetmetal screws thru it .
also theres body puddy between flange and cowl....

i know that because mine was dripping water and i had to tighten screws
to stop leak....
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:26 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks ,Yes 1964
Do you get at the screws from under the dash or outside the car?
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Once you drop the box you can get to the screws. There are either 4 or 6 screws that you remove from under the dash. Once the screws are out you will have to pry the old flange off. It will be held on with some serious goo. I had a time getting mine to come loose.
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks will try it this weekend to much cold air coming in.
Mine is gone!
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Is the air vent cable not closing the flap? Actually probably that part is just rotted away like mine was. I used waterbed mattress to create a new one. glued into a tube. One day i might get all the gaskets/seals fixed in the heater box. There isn't any left.
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if i remember correcly i also had the issue with cold air comming in at that area..the seal between heater box and inlet tube was gone...
only about 1'" gap there...
the way i remeded that , was using the thick black foam weather strip with adhesive back...and created a dougnut seal..worked perfect...
cold draft is gone.....
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if i remember correcly i also had the issue with cold air comming in at that area..the seal between heater box and inlet tube was gone...
only about 1'" gap there...

the way i remeded that , was using the thick black foam weather strip with adhesive back...and created a dougnut seal..worked perfect...
cold draft is gone.....
Hey Mr. R,
There is a REAL right-way part that Greg Donahue handles called the Heater Air Inlet Duct Connector and Plate.

Got one of them from Donahue for $60.00!

After refurbishing Ms. American's Heater, it got reinstalled with the above mentioned part. The original part had just disintegrated. The NEW part ducts fresh air into the passenger cabin in the passenger's side foot well when that port is open. The only thing in The Heater that doesn't work yet is the NEW radiator, and that's because there Heater Hoses aren't hooked up yet.

The part from Donahue is high quality, pretty substantial, and fits perfectly. A little difficult to install at places in the process, but a little patience and figuring out what to do next will get it all together nicely. Even the Defroster Tubes and Funnels got refurbished.

It's the difference between doing whatever it takes to make something work, VS how close does one want to have the fix be like it was when it was new.

Function VS Originality.

HIT

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if i remember correcly i also had the issue with cold air comming in at that area..the seal between heater box and inlet tube was gone...
only about 1'" gap there...
the way i remeded that , was using the thick black foam weather strip with adhesive back...and created a dougnut seal..worked perfect...
cold draft is gone.....
That's what I did years ago on my Marauder when the repop was not available. The rubber seal was rotted so I took a page from the way the Mustangs did theirs and carved a piece of black foam rubber. Still in there.
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For me it's function and creativity. It was $50 when I had the heater box out but being 'frugal' i couldn't see spending that on something that can't be seen. But there is nothing wrong in doing it with the correct parts if so inclined. I also have part of a milk jug siliconed in the gap where the fender well meets the floor pan to keep the water out til one day it might be fixed. If for some reason something happens to me and someone down the road disassembles the shotrod they are going to wonder what back woods country, shade tree idiot mechanic had it. Ink pen parts, milk jugs and waterbed mattresses and who knows there probably is something i've forgotten. Nothing listed above is related to anything that would be considered unsafe in case someone was wondering.


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For me it's function and creativity.
Hey mon Deb,
Whatever it takes.

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It was $50 when I had the heater box out, but being 'frugal' i couldn't see spending that on something that can't be seen.
At the time that the Heater Air Inlet Duct and Connector Plate were gotten from Greg Donahue for Ms. American, there seemed to be a lot of money available. If it were being done today, it probably would be done with a bit of creativity instead of being done Proper&Correctly.

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But there is nothing wrong in doing it with the correct parts if so inclined.
And can be afforded.

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I also have part of a milk jug siliconed in the gap where the fender well meets the floor pan to keep the water out til one day it might be fixed.
If I ever win the LOTTO, we'll get the old Shotrod all spiffed up.

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If for some reason something happens to me and someone down the road disassembles the shotrod they are going to wonder what back woods country, shade tree idiot mechanic had it.
They'll conclude that whomever it was was frugal and creative.

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Ink pen parts, milk jugs and waterbed mattresses and who knows there probably is something i've forgotten.
There's so much that can be created frugally.

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Nothing listed above is related to anything that would be considered unsafe in case someone was wondering.
All I can tell you about it is that Mr. Deadhorse would probably dock ME 38 points for each frugal creative feature, but he wouldn't do that to YOU because moderators can get away with murder!

It's a nice day here, but supposed to get cold tonight. I'm resting in between stints at chopping firewood for the wood burning stove.

Hope you had a GREAT New Year's Eve.

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Old 01-01-2012, 05:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: Heater air inlet duct

Funny this post should come up........ i took the Galaxie out for a cruise the other night, it was cold as b.a.l.l.s, . . . my buddy who has a 60' F100 told me he has heat, . . so the next day i did this :





I looked around and found a heater core for $25 from o'reillys [ part number : 399021 ] . i went and picked up a heater seal kit for $25 and im about to go and clean and glue it in tonight.

Never had heat in this Galaxie, im really looking forward to it

I can post more pics if anyone is interested

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