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- Classic Greg -
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Guys,

Been away for quite awhile for multiple reasons... Had major back surgery the summer before last and they screwed up. It has made it difficult for me to do much bending over, lifting or floor work on the car. Still have and love the '65 but I need some help/direction. The heater core in it blew and was wondering if any of you may have a line on someone that is savy on changing the core out on a '65 Malibu? Also need a line on a good auto electrician as I am still having charging issues once it gets warmed up.

If anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it!

Hope all are Happy, Healthy and Well!

Greg (CG)

 

 



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- wondah whooooaman-
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Greg, can't help with the heater core but glad to see you!  Still love the avatar!



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Still running an external voltage regulator? Could be getting hot, causing an issue. If not, what kind of alternator are you running? Issue only occurs when everything is warmed up?



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Thanks Mark!!!! Good to hear from you as well.

 



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- Classic Greg -
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Hi Chad... No external VR as I am now running the DUI HEI system with a "Ford" style solenoid on the firewall. The alt is a 145 amp Powermaster single plug. The starting "Issue" seems to change and I have R&R'd all the obvious things less the ignition switch. What is happening is this... even when the engine is cold when I first start it it drags then after a few seconds cranks up normal. Once the engine is hot, it either acts like a under-charged battery slow to crank then sometimes no crank at all (all the while the battery is full charged and the alternator is putting out 14 volts). I installed a Powermaster mini starter as the old starter seemed to get to hot next to the headers. I seem to be losing voltage somewhere during the starting sequence... auto electrical is not one of my strong traits! no



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Greg, as soon as my arm is better (fighting a case of tendinitis at the moment) I'll be happy to come and help you do your heater if you provide some adult type beverages.
I've replaced them in my last few cars, its not a huge deal.

Your car isn't a factory AC car is it? (its a little more work it was/is, but still very doable).

I should be healed up in about a month, and good for wrenching again.


Unfortunately i'm not much help with the electronics end of things... hopefully someone else can hook ya up there.




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- Mike -
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Hi Greg, I remember your electrical issue topics from awhile ago.

As for both the starting and charging issues it sounds to me like they may be related. How are the main battery cables, any cuts, how old? Could be corrosion under the sheathing somewhere.

Have any bolt/crimp style battery connectors installed? If not a good tight clamping force the lead connector can and will melt causing little to no connection and a no start/charge condition....I have fixed this very issue on an uncle's car myself before. He would get stuck at a gas station for 15 mins before the car would start again.



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- Classic Greg -
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Ben - Thanks and sorry to hear about your arm (and you're the young guy)! What I would really like to do is find a shop that is savy at heater core R&R in our types of cars and just have it done. I know the inner fender needs to come out and physically I am not able to do that right now even with help. I do greatly appreciate your offer as it would always be good to hang with you like the old times.

So - If any of you dudes know a reliable shop I could take my '65 to for the heater core and maybe even the electrical that would be sweet!!! I recently tried working under the dash tracing my wire harness and could hardly walk for a week after that...

BTW - It's good to see some of the old faces still on the site!



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- Classic Greg -
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Thanks Mike! Some of the earlier issues you mentioned I was able to get fixed with the new starter/Alt/Battery/ignition box/etc. Now I have gremlins in the wiring somewhere I can't seem to track down. I wonder if Lynnwood Auto Electric is still in business?... 



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classic wrote:

Ben - Thanks and sorry to hear about your arm (and you're the young guy)! What I would really like to do is find a shop that is savy at heater core R&R in our types of cars and just have it done. I know the inner fender needs to come out and physically I am not able to do that right now even with help. I do greatly appreciate your offer as it would always be good to hang with you like the old times.

So - If any of you dudes know a reliable shop I could take my '65 to for the heater core and maybe even the electrical that would be sweet!!! I recently tried working under the dash tracing my wire harness and could hardly walk for a week after that...

BTW - It's good to see some of the old faces still on the site!

 

 

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If you have to go to a shop, i recommend these guys. I have done several sets of seats for the owner Jarrod's muscle cars, and They have helped me out with some funky stuff when we had our 98 expedition...

Bothell Way Garage

Address: 17210 NE Bothell Way, Bothell, WA 98011
They primarily work on newer cars, but they have experience with older muscle too and would treat you right.
 


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- Classic Greg -
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Thanks Ben... I'll give them a call. Would much rather do it myself and save the bucks but that is out of the question. BTW - Did you get the truck trailered okay?



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classic wrote:

Thanks Ben... I'll give them a call. Would much rather do it myself and save the bucks but that is out of the question. BTW - Did you get the truck trailered okay?


if your car isn't a factory AC car, i'm fairly certain we can do it without dropping the innder fender. I did it on my 66 and didn't have to drop it.

There are just 4 speed nuts on the engine side of the firewall that hold the heater box to it- you take those off (the lower one is blind, and its tight- but it is reachable) and then the box pulls away from the firewall on the inside and rotates over and exposes the heater core. We may have to pull a seat  and remove the control cables to allow it to rotate- but still not a big deal.

** of course thats only for non-ac cars. the 64-67 AC heater box is a PITA and the inner fender would need to drop for that one.

 

I've had a number of setbacks trying to get the truck up to the inspection- had to cancel myself twice for various reasons, and just this week they canceled on ME the morning of the appt. 

I'm actually going to try and drive it up there so no need to trailer.. but just need the stars to align properly for it all to happen i guess.

 

 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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If I wasn't going to school and had some more time Id help you out. I agree it's not too big of a job. I might have some time in a couple weeks and can do it for you.

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