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I have a '65 fastback that recently lost its heater core. After a very frustrating 5 hours, I finally got the new core installed. The problem I'm having now is that I can't find a tool that will expand the clips to allow me to reinstall them. Can anyone help?
 

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Yu, I took a pair of needle nose pliers and gently loosened them (the clips) because of concern for fracturing the fiberglass hooks on the box. I loosened them up enough to where with gentle finger pressure they will go on & off.
 
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I made one out of a pair of 90 degree needle nose & welded a small plate on the end... worked well.
 

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I use a pair of Snap-On transmissions snap ring pliers (#SRP4) Insert into the hearter box clip and gently squeeze and install on the box. Might be a little tight with brand new pliers, it is snug with my older pliers but work like a champ. Hope this idea helps.
 
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