I have been on the hunt for a non ac heater core. Finally found one, but a lot of places have none, and cannot get them from their distributors. Even had rock auto cancel an order because they have no eta when/if they will get more.
This kind of surprised me. I would not have suspected heater cores getting rare.
My apologies. When someone here makes a mathematical mistake or calls an item the wrong name, it is corrected almost immediately by someone. However, when improper grammar or spelling is used, it is not corrected even at the primary school level anymore. As a result, a large percentage of North Americans use improper grammar and spelling since they don't know any different.
When I write or say something that is incorrect, I appreciate being corrected and don't take it personally. I do realize that others may not feel the same way.
Plural nouns (cars, houses, wheels, etc) never carry an apostrophe, yet a large percentage of the population ignores this basic fact of grammar because no one bothers to correct them.
With that said, I do realize that this is off topic and never should have been posted by me. I again apologize.
In regards to being "perfect like god"... I have yet to see any proof of the existence of our imaginary friend in the sky. If and when I do, I will report back to you on his spelling skills.
Apology accepted. I owe you an apology for being snippy about it.
I got a little cranky about it because your post felt like you were correcting a kindergadener. I am well versed in grammar and spelling, and write as part of my job. Correct use of plural nouns is not a problem.
However, when writing informally on an internet forum such as this one, I am far less likely to heavily review and scrutinize my writing to patch up every potential typo or error. I think of this setting as a way to communicate as if I were speaking, and less as if I was writing for a formal audience. With that in mind, I do not expect critical review of my writing for style, grammar, and punctuation as I would when writing a formal appeal in my job which is going to be reviewed and scrutinized by a lot of people.
So really, to myself and a lot of people, the forum is just a way to informally communicate. There is need in my mind to focus on all the particulars of grammar, punctuation, style, etc.
Yes, the apostrophe is an error in the title. I cannot edit the title to correct it. So it stays there.
It's all good.
PS, none of this changes the fact that heater cores for non-ac equipped cars seem to be getting rare and going out of stock at places.
spetra #94499 not all that hard to get.. the local places just don't stock them now the cars are 28y/o I just got a rite air core.. as we (advanced) didn't have any left.. local napa warehouse had the specra branded one.. I'd think non a/c cars are the odd balls..
Ready-Aire changed sizes on those cores for cars with air. This is what I got from them today regarding the smaller size heater cores. The company in the link at the bottom might be a good source for non-AC equipped heater cores.
I’ve reviewed the specs for our Fiero heater cores and the part was changed to a higher efficiency design in 2006, which caused us to change the core size. I have asked our parts manager to review the design but with the low rate of actual returns to us from the parts stores I’m doubtful any additional changes will be made. I have to point out that a smaller core can be foamed up to size using open cell foam, if Advance doesn’t have any it’s the same type of foam used for weather stripping.
If you don't have an aerosol can of spray insulation foam, you might try Duct Tape or Gorilla Tape.
For the time being, I would recommend ProRad in Dallas Texas. Their cores are copper like the original Harrisons, and they are of the correct size.