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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 10, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Heater core bypass valve.

Heater core bypass valve. I would like to bypass the heater core in the summer on my 68 camaro. Would like to find a H valve that I could put in the heater hose to bypass in the summer and turn valve for heat on cold spring and fall days. I was told old Ford F150 had such a thing?
I would like some thing that looks good . No vacuum or cable I can turn the valve by hand when i need it.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 10, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Re: heater core bypass valve.

? Would something like this work.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/15-55...item3efd245c23



or
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...49282284890730

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 10, 05:04 PM
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Re: heater core bypass valve.

Electronic version of a bypass


a little pricey though at $94.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 10, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Electronic version of a bypass


a little pricey though at $94.

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Thanks but I would like to keep it simple and stick with a manual switch . (by hand and finger) I take it the other two will work
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 10, 12:35 AM
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Re: heater core bypass valve.

You don't need an H shaped one. You can just put an open/closed valve in one line. Coolant does not need to flow through the heater hoses.
Just close the valve hot coolant will not flow though the heater core and your good.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 10, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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You don't need an H shaped one. You can just put an open/closed valve in one line. Coolant does not need to flow through the heater hoses.
Just close the valve hot coolant will not flow though the heater core and your good.
Ok makes sense . Like a T then . ? who sells them. I will look.

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Re: heater core bypass valve.

I used a brass valve from plumbing supply store that is for PEX type tubing. Its ribbed and slips right into the hoses.


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Re: heater core bypass valve.

All good but I saw this on a vette form.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=65116


May go this way????

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All good but I saw this on a vette form.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=65116


May go this way????
I dont think I'd use those for a long term fix. You may wind up with a leaky hose. I use a valve similar to Click.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 10, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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Re: heater core bypass valve.

OK I went with this.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000C2Q8D4/...SIN=B000C2Q8D4

NOW which hose to splice it in. From intake or water pump?

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Intake, Hot side.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 10, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 10, 07:35 PM
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Re: Heater core bypass valve.

My research brought up the fact that if fluid is shut off on one side, the excess that is left in the core will cause clogging. Anyone heard of this?
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old May 5th, 10, 06:50 AM
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Re: Heater core bypass valve.

I use the 1972 Camaro AC/heater valve in my '67.

My heater core has never clogged from using the valve.
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