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Old 06-25-2007, 09:01 PM
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Heater part missing

I guess the engine section is where to post this. Somehow, probably when I was doing about 250mph, , a hose that was attached to my heater fan box disappeared. See picture. I've looked at LMC and Brothers but cannot find a replacement part. Any suggestions on other suppliers???

It was a hose that pointed down that was about 6" long. Sheesh, that don't sound too good,
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that's a cooling (air from the A/C) hose that blows into the blower motor. What is it on? It looks old! LOL

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I guess it would help to fill in the blanks. '63 chev, C-10. It has no a/c and this air intake obviously is for the heater. It just sucked air from inside the engine bay I guess and heated it, then ran into the cab. Really sophisticated huh?

I'm just going off of what was there. Funny, I had it at a small local car show this weekend with the hood up. Maybe someone needed it for their car/truck and swiped it while I was looking at other stuff, , hate to think that but I'm under this hood almost every day and now its gone. It can't be more than a few bucks but I was just wondering where to find one. Gratzi, John
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On the newer trucks (e.g., my '75) this short hose goes from the fan motor over to the A/C evaporator box. There should be a small fitting on the evaporator/heater box where the other end of the hose fits. I think it pushes air toward the fan motor to keep it cool.

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I guess the engine section is where to post this. Somehow, probably when I was doing about 250mph, , a hose that was attached to my heater fan box disappeared. See picture. I've looked at LMC and Brothers but cannot find a replacement part. Any suggestions on other suppliers???

It was a hose that pointed down that was about 6" long. Sheesh, that don't sound too good,
It was an air exhaust hose to for cooling air from the brushes and commutator of the fan motor. These can get hot enough to melt the solder holding the rotor's wires to the commutator and the thing will fly apart.

The downward pointing of the hose was to let air out and keep water from getting in. You just need to devise some kind of tube that does the same function, if you can't get a real part, I'd bet you can cobble something together from the hardware store.

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Thanks Bogie, that's what I was thinking. Hardware store or the car-quest down the road. Definitely want to keep the motor cool and no water intrusion

A/C is windows and vents open, ( actually works nice), and heat???? rarely used here in southern Cal. but the fan and core are relatively new and work well so I don't want anything damaged. Also I have a tendency to always replace with stock items if possible. Hence, the vendor question.

I'll measure the ID of the opening and go from there.
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You could probably find a gromment from the "Help" isle at Checker or AutoZone to fit the hole, then fit a nice polished copper "90" into it? Or a piece of PVC? Or some kind of plastic later model valve cover breather pipe into it, as long as it doesn't hit anything inside.
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A nice flare inside and some sealer would keep it in and not allow it to hit the fan. Copper is a most excellent idea. Gratzi
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