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63 Heater Core Frame - Sealant Type?

kbuhagiar

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Joined
May 1, 2002
Messages
80
Location
South San Francisco, CA
Corvette
1963 Convertible 327/300 3TL
Hello, folks,

I am in the process of replacing the heater box assembly in my 63.

When I originally removed the core, there was some kind of sealant (dumdum maybe) between the heater core mounting frame and the heater box. I was hardened and somewhat difficult to remove. I'm pretty sure Bubba might have been there years ago, so I'm not sure if that sealant belongs there.

Should there be sealant there? If so, what kind should I use?

Thanks in advance!
 

mcditalia

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Joined
May 27, 2003
Messages
269
Location
central NJ
Corvette
1966 convertible, 327 L79
The heater core was my last winter project on the 66.

I bought a gasket rebuild kit from Dr. Rebuild along with a new heter core and outer box assembly from Long Island Corvette Supply. If I remember correctly, the inner box assembly has a gray seal that gets sandwiched between firewall and core frame. That gray seal gets glued to the metal frame so it stays put during installation. I remember using a general multi purpose sealant found in any auto parts store.
 

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