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studelover
11-26-2008, 06:07 AM
I have been trying to get my blower motor to work consistantly in my hawk. When I first tested it it was fine. I built my car in the summer and there was no need to use the heat, now that it's 20 degress I need it. My question is are there any universal blower motors I can use in the Studebaker? I am sure this motor is not so unique that no other car used it.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/mr1940/IMG_2237.jpg

Studebakers forever!

52hawk
11-26-2008, 06:26 AM
studelover,I'll be waiting for an answer on this one too. Beautiful car![:p] What brand are the wheels/covers? I'm still trying to make a wheel choice for mine. [And still waiting for the money to finish the car!![B)]]

Oglesby,Il. http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j273/52hawk/100_0824-1-2.jpg
"Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

Chucks Stude
11-26-2008, 08:56 AM
Grounds, grounds, grounds. Make sure you have a good ground on this motor. This is an odd design, with it hanging out on that extension arm, and I have found that they do not ground well. Next, you have to take it apart, to see if it turns. I had one that was locked up, and I tried to free it up, to no avail. All of the Stude vendors can get you replacement motors. Oh, yes, do not paint the fan(ask me how I know).

rkapteyn
11-26-2008, 10:35 AM
On the 62 Hawk , Studebaker used a two speed motor rather than the resistor on the switch.
As far as I know Sasco still sells the two speed motors and the will fit 12 Volt systems back to 1956 and conversions back to ?
You will need the 1962 switch . Double check all of this with someone that has done this. Maybe some one can confirm this.

studelover
11-26-2008, 04:45 PM
52 hawk those are kelsey hayes wires and radial tires sold by coker tire company.
Yes the motor and braket are painted and undercoated, I was afraid that their location would led to rust.



Studebakers forever!

rkapteyn
11-26-2008, 05:19 PM
Chuck meant that you should not paint the squire cage fan.
He does not say "why" but i imagine that the paint will come off and plug up the heater core???
Have the blower motor housing powder coated and get an elephant prophylactic and stretch it over the motor.

Chucks Stude
11-26-2008, 07:21 PM
Sorry, I should have stated that it smelled like wet paint for a long time, after it was painted.

3rdGenStude
11-26-2008, 10:03 PM
quote:Originally posted by Chucks Stude

Sorry, I should have stated that it smelled like wet paint for a long time, after it was painted.


Yeah, I did something similar with the heater in a pop-up camper I restored years ago.

I dreaded camping in cold weather after the first time I fired it up. It took years for the worst of the stench to go away.



Paul

In memory of Boris, the 1950 Land Cruiser project,
. . . he became a down payment for. . .
Natasha, the 1955 Speedster project
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farmhawk
11-26-2008, 11:46 PM
I put fans from a 62 Hawk I got from SASCO in both the heater and defrost on my 61 Hawk. To have the two speed work I removed the resister from each switch and left enough of the wire to solder a spade terminal on to it. I then wired both leads to the switch and it works like a charm.

Wayen K.
Libby, MT
61 Hawk

studelover
11-29-2008, 06:11 PM
This is the blower motor that's in a 1961 hawk, I have a counter guy that has a heater motor book with illustration of motors and the size of the "D" shaft I will have him give me the right motor number and record it, I have seen this book twice and almost know what motor would work perfect without drilling any holes.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v145/mr1940/IMG_0109.jpg

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studelover
11-30-2008, 07:01 AM
What a stroke of luck, this motor comes out of a parts car that I have, this motors runs great, smoothe. I guess it's a no brainer it goes in:)

Studebakers forever!

blackhawk61
11-30-2008, 08:27 AM
Nice car !.......Now I know what mine would look like in red.[8D]

1961 Hawk 4BC,4-SPEED,TT
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Ken Byrd
Lewisville,NC

studelover
11-30-2008, 09:20 AM
Hi Ken, Not red but LT Persimmon effect;) It has an automatic, am/fm radio, hidden antenna, 4bbl,RCcam, runs like a bat out of u-know-what. The car is now dialed in and running cooler actually maintains a temp of 170 now(I was very worried) I cruzed the car a couple of days ago and it is a pleasure to drive. I just can't take all the crowds that gather when I stop.[:0] I am so grateful that Studebaker put their name on the side of the car.:)Now if I can just get this passing gear to engage;) I think it has to do with the spacer that I installed with the motor and trans, it did not have one to start with.I have an appointment with the trans builder next week.

Studebakers forever!

studelover
12-02-2008, 06:30 PM
I made the switch, It was hard to get the blower cage off one shaft on to the other however after some prying and heating it came off. I then made sure the other heater motor worked well, I ran it continuosly for 15 min. I now will try to trust used parts, installed everything and had it replaced in 3 hours. The heat is very good now and the motor is quiet[:p]tested the removed motor and heard the bushings (junk) I think I understand how the heater works now, when I close the vent door all the heat comes through the floor open the vent door and the heat is divided. The heat is very intense now.:)Now on to that heat riser.

Studebakers forever!

Tom B
12-02-2008, 10:40 PM
I think I understand how the heater works now, when I close the vent door all the heat comes through the floor open the vent door and the heat is divided.

Uh....open the outer door, close the inner door, the heater heats the outside are as it comes into the car.
Open the inner door, close the outer door, turn on the fan, the heater heats the air in the car.
Open both doors, outside air comes in, some goes to the heater some goes into the car.

At least thru '55 it works that way.

[edit typo]

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'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
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'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
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Roscomacaw
12-03-2008, 02:41 PM
Bob Kapteyn writes: "get an elephant prophylactic"....

Bob, Do I find these at Walgreens, a veterinary supply or do you stock them? I could use one ..... for my heater motor, of course![:I]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

rkapteyn
12-04-2008, 11:36 PM
You get an used one at the zoo!

Chucks Stude
12-05-2008, 10:14 AM
Mine has a buzz, with a new motor. I put 1/16" rubber between the arm and the fender, and that helped just a little. Do I need to replace the fan, or is there some other way to take care of that vibration?

bondobilly
12-05-2008, 10:42 AM
quote:Originally posted by Chucks Stude

Mine has a buzz, with a new motor. I put 1/16" rubber between the arm and the fender, and that helped just a little. Do I need to replace the fan, or is there some other way to take care of that vibration?


Lubricate it. Seriously, I spray WD-40 around the motor and that quiets it down. Also check to see if the squrrel cage is not hitting the housing.

Chucks Stude
12-05-2008, 11:35 AM
OK.

studelover
12-05-2008, 06:55 PM
I ran the heater motor all day long yesterday, at first I could hear something like a vibration after about 15 min. I heard nothing.I made sure I had a good ground. I also made sure that the small rubber at the bottom of the blower motor was well connected. I had to turn it off a couple of times because it's to hot (there isn't a way to cut it down Is there) I guess because all my rubber is new the car is air tight.[8D] The heat comes quick, I let the car warm up 6 min and the heat was in there. I guess South Bend is a cold place so the heat in these cars has to work well[^]

Studebakers forever!