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post #76 of 441 Old 11-12-2010, 10:01 AM
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Bump so I can find I later to day when I'm at the auto parts store

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post #77 of 441 Old 11-18-2010, 09:15 AM
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NOTE: FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE READ THAT A '73 BLAZER MOTOR W/AC IS THE CORRECT ONE...TAKE IT FROM ME...IT DOESN'T WORK FOR EVERYONE!!

I found out the hard way that it was wrong for me, anyway. So, I called NAPA and ordered NAPA PN 655-1039, and this was the right one.

The difference...


So why exactly didn't the 73 Blazer w/ AC motor work for you?
The only obvious difference based on your pic is the size.
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did you guys prime the box before painting?

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So why exactly didn't the 73 Blazer w/ AC motor work for you?
The only obvious difference based on your pic is the size.
If you look at the size of the hubs (that the shaft comes up out of) above the mounting flanges, you'll notice that one hub is taller than the other. Trust me...it doesn't fit. At least on my jeep it didn't.

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did you guys prime the box before painting?
I primed the metal parts, only. I just scuffed up the plastic parts with a Scotchbrite pad, wiped it all down with denatured alcohol, and painted it. I used Napa's Underhood Black paint because of the low luster sheen that it has. If you don't mind a glossier finish, Krylon has a line of spray paints designed for plastics. It may be offered in different glosses, but I'm not sure.

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I primed the metal parts, only. I just scuffed up the plastic parts with a Scotchbrite pad, wiped it all down with denatured alcohol, and painted it. I used Napa's Underhood Black paint because of the low luster sheen that it has. If you don't mind a glossier finish, Krylon has a line of spray paints designed for plastics. It may be offered in different glosses, but I'm not sure.

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Ya i like the semi gloss look better i may just use rustoleum on mine.... how's it been holding up?

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hey rixcj, how much was the total cost of your restoration on this project?

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i just finished mine but im starting to thing my jeep is running cold as its only gets up to 158* and the air is worm but not hot. i also have a new aluminum 2 core radiator and a aluminum heater core. how hot should my jeep get?
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Ya i like the semi gloss look better i may just use rustoleum on mine.... how's it been holding up?
Rustoleum would probably be just fine. The preparation (solvent cleaning) is the key! Mine is in storage, in my shed. I rebuilt it for a project CJ5 that I'm building from the ground up. I haven't gotten to the point of installing the heater box, yet. Just sitting in the shed, though, it's held up fine...no flaking or anything.

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hey rixcj, how much was the total cost of your restoration on this project?
If you're asking about the cost of JUST the heater box restoration, I had a lot of the stuff in stock, already. I had to buy the foam, the new blower motor, a new heater core (but didn't end up using it), and a new heater core tube foam seal.

The foam wasn't cheap. I bought it from Mc-Master-Carr. The reason that I didn't buy the local hardware store foam strip roll, is because I didn't want to piece-meal strips together, plus, I've used the stuff I bought, before, for industrial fabrications that I've built for my customers, and it's held up well. It's waterproof, as well. Not all other foams are. I only want to do this once! I forget the exact price, but I think it's listed in this thread, somewhere.

The blower motor was about $23.00. I'd say that the materials that I bought that I ended up using probably cost around about $75.00. The foam was the most expensive part, but there's plenty left over for other uses. It's very handy to have.

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This thread is the rebuild of a spare heater box that I had.
Where can I get the cable that is inside the box? I can find all other cables on ebay, but not the inside the box!

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i just finished mine but im starting to thing my jeep is running cold as its only gets up to 158* and the air is worm but not hot. i also have a new aluminum 2 core radiator and a aluminum heater core. how hot should my jeep get?
Is everything operating properly? Good circulation, engine timing is good?

Are you running a 160 degree thermostat? Or possibly, is your thermostat opening prematurely, before it's designated temperature? You could try using a 195 degree thermostat.

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Where can I get the cable that is inside the box? I can find all other cables on ebay, but not the inside the box!
You can either buy another used heater box, and hope that the cable inside that one is good. That's risky.

Or...do what was done in post #62 of this thread.

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You can either buy another used heater box, and hope that the cable inside that one is good. That's risky.

Or...do what was done in post #62 of this thread.

Rich
Actually my cable is good but the plastic retainer ring is gone! I will check out #62

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Post #62 is perfect! Thanks!!!!!!!

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Heater Blower Motor upgrade

Need to punch larger hole in firewall for motor upgrade
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Fresh Air Box

Start of air box rebuild, removed and cleaned motor resistors
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