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Wet/Oilly front passenager carpet

Post #1 by falconcritter » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:48 am

I have owned my Falcon for ten months now . The front passenger side floor has always been wet under the mat . It seems wet / oilley. The cowl vents are perfect .The car has a plastic clear cover too shed rain off ( windshield leak ) . My only think is the Heater Core has a leak . I have everything to rebuild the heater box . Now is the time too tear down the interior of the falcon and get to work !
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Post #2 by B RON CO » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:04 pm

Hi, the test is to pressurize the cooling system with a cooling system pressure tester, like the old Stant kit, and if the pressure drops, go searching for the leak.
Do you have to add coolant regularly?
Another sign of a bad heater core is a slimey film on the windsheild with the defroster on.
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Post #3 by falconcritter » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:25 pm

All of the above is happening !
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Post #4 by bubba22349 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:13 pm

From you description yes you are correct to think that the heater core is leaking! Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #5 by falconcritter » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:50 pm

here is partial tear down from inside today .... dash is out , and will be shipped off to "Just Dashes" be restored the first of the year!

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cowl vent out
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Post #6 by falconcritter » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:58 pm

the upper defroster vent and lower vent and all cables taken off. including the glove box for easier exit .
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you can see that some looks like it is seeping from heater core .....
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this is what I wiped off of the bottom of the box .... a little wet and rusty
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Post #7 by falconcritter » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:02 pm

tomorrow " Christmas " I will get under the hood and do the second half and pull it out for a rebuild !
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Post #8 by mustang6 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:15 pm

Based on the outside of that heater core box it is going to be nasty inside, but is good you are doing it. Those cowl vents look to be in very good shape!
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Post #9 by falconcritter » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:13 pm

Mustang6 ..... you are correct on both counts .....1) Yes, the cowl vents are short of driving off of the car lot in 69 and 2) IT IS NASTY INSIDE !!!!!!
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Post #10 by falconcritter » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:00 am

just rebuilt my heater core and this is it all cleaned up and reassembled ! Now I am waiting for hushmat for firewall and too take out the carpet .
New Aluminum Heater core... the weight difference is staggering between new and Original ( OG is Heavy )
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POOF ...... Painted And Assembled
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Post #11 by falconcritter » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:16 pm

Not Sure if anybody is tuning in , but here it goes ... so I have known (before I bought my Falcon) that the drivers side rear floor pan need too be replaced . But with the Heater core leaking and keeping the carpet wet & oily on the Passenger side front pan , I expected it too have more metal work under the carpet. Thank You God I did not ! I was intrigued at what I found underneath the carpet ... A Build Sheet....Maybe a lot of coins... no but this ...
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Post #12 by falconcritter » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:20 pm

here is my floors ....
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And the Bad floor with fiberglass on top
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Post #13 by bubba22349 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:58 pm

Nice job on rebuilding the heater box! From your all the vintage items you found looks like it’s never been taken apart over all these years too. Good luck :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #14 by falconcritter » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:06 pm

Somebody did ... they fiberglassed the top of the rear drivers side floor pan
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Post #15 by falconcritter » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:04 am

Sorry Bubba .... you were talking about the Heater Box ! And you are right. It was all OG !
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Post #16 by bubba22349 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:04 pm

:beer: yeah that's ok, I do also see that the rear floor looks a bit on the thin side compared to the other floors. Are you going to cut it out replace it with new pan? Good luck falconcritter. :thumbup: :nod:
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I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #17 by falconcritter » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:07 pm

as of today ... 1-21-19... I took the Falcon to the transmission shop . I am hoping for a outcome that does not involve a total rebuild . the trans just leaks a bit, no issues driving . but no shop will touch it unless they will total rebuild it and two shops said not at all ! So my supervisor at work told me about a shop he found and the guy was honest and fixed three things on his car not related to the trans and did not charge him. After I get it back from the trans-shop , depending on the bill I get for trans ... I am taking it too the body shop down the street . get a price from them too cut out the pan and replace it and fix some drives side door issue .
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Post #18 by falconcritter » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:51 am

I got the Falcon back from the Transmission Shop 1-28 ..... " BIG heck YEAH " !!!!! An Old Time transmission Mechanic took a look and said it was fine ! It just need a pan gasket and side shaft seals ! $ 232.94 ! He saved me 1,000 dollars !!!!! :beer: Now 2-4-19 it goes too the body shop for door repair and rear floor pan replacement !
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Post #19 by bubba22349 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:26 pm

That’s great news Falconcritter, :thumbup: :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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Post #20 by falconcritter » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:57 pm

I have Hush Mat and insulation in and the Heater Core mounted and hooked back up .....
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and started painting the floors ....
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Post #21 by bmbm40 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:52 pm

Nice work.
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Post #22 by bubba22349 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:52 pm

:thumbup: very nice going to be nice and quiet with the Hush Mat. :nod:
A bad day Drag Racing is still better than a good day at work!

I am still hunting for a project car to build but with my current low budget it's not looking so good. My Ex- Fleet of Sixes these are all long gone! :bang: 1954 Customline 223 3 speed with O/D, 1963 Fairlane project drag car with BB6, 1977 Maverick 250 with C4, 1994 F-150 a 300 with 5 speed.

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