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Hot Rods Need help with Hot rod Air

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by abrahamseven, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. abrahamseven
    Joined: Nov 29, 2006
    Posts: 15

    abrahamseven
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    from Idaho

    I have a 1947 chevy with Hot Rod Air A/C and Heater. My heater core is leaking and I need to r&r it. Need some Instructions or some advise on how to proceed. HRA is new to me and I know their out of business, can't find much info on them. I appreciate anything you can do for me , thanks.

    steven
     
  2. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,549

    Gman0046
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    Being as HRA are no longer in business it looks like another brand of evaporator is your only solution. I'd recommend Vintage Air.

    Gary
     
  3. Don't know anything about the R&R on the heater core, but a 'better' radiator shop can probably repair your core rather than changing out the whole unit....
     
  4. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
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    FritzTownFord
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    Hot Rod air was started by a former Vintage Air employee. Their systems were always basically 1995 era Vintage Air systems - may be why they went out of business.
    Give Vintage Air a call - they won't bash you for an honest need. Ask for George Packard and he will give you the best advice. However - the HRA system evaporator is a sealed unit and you will have to take it out, take it apart, and check the heater coil. I'm betting you'll be dollars ahead by buying a complete replacement evaporator - it not just a "sales job". If the coil has failed, there will be other issues.
     
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  5. Good advice right there..
     

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