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    What goes where?

    Afternoon all. I have a rookie question about what goes where on my 1952. I received this car in pieces and am slowly going back together with it. But the PO took the front clip off and discarded a lot of parts that I am slowly finding. But I was wondering is that 20180201_140340.jpg(green circle) where the blower motor goes? And would anybody have a picture of the under hood area they can share with me on a 1952? Also the red circle is the defrost motor. Would anybody know if that was a 6volt system and can it be changed to 12volt. Thanks in advance.

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    The entire Car should be 6 Volt POSITIVE ground. Yes a replacement Def. Fan Motor from a 12 V '56 to '62 Hawk or a '56 to '58 Sedan/Wagon will replace it.
    Keep in mind though, that it does have an attached Circular Coil, Heater Core with 3/8 " Coolant Hose fittings.

    However, unless you are going to run a High Amp. Sound System, Amplifier, Stereo, Air Cond. or some other high draw or must be 12 Volt Negative ground accessory, the car will run as good as it did in 1952 on 6 Volts.

    Usually the hole with green circle has a 4 Inch Duct hose from the Fender Fresh Air Vent to the Firewall mounted Heater Fan Motor, and another 5 Ft. one to the under Seat Heater Core.

    To easily understand and work on this Car you need the Studebaker Chassis Parts Catalog, Body Parts Catalog and the Shop Manual.

    Here is where Parts, Catalogs and Manuals etc. are found: http://studebakervendors.com
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    Here is are a couple of pictures for the green hole: 52 engine 1.jpg DSCN6603_zps1be580cb.jpg There is a hose which passes through the hole at connects to the blower motor which is mounted on a bracket to the firewall. Fresh air comes from the hose through the fender and is pushed by the fan through the other hose down under the floor to the heater core mounted under the left front seat. Hope this helps.

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    Brad, the large hole in the passenger side inner fender is where the duct that supplies air to the heater blower assembly comes in from under the fender. The blower assembly bolts to the firewall adjacent to the defroster blower. If you are missing some parts, please PM me, I know I have a heater blower assembly and probably some other parts that would help you.
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    I highly recommend getting the manuals if you dont already have them.
    Also the parts catalog, which has isometric views of some sections.

    It will save you a LOT of headaches.

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    There are reprints available for the shop manual, body catalog and chassis catalog.
    You are better off with an original shop manual as the pictures in the reprint are dark and not clear at all.
    The original pictures are very clear.
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    These are the parts you need to look for. You will need the parts body parts book to convert these illustration numbers to part numbers.
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    thanks for the replies. I've got the shop manual and I am waiting on the body and chassis catalog. I thought I was getting the chassis catalog and it ended up being a warranty time repair manual. pretty cool but not really what I needed unless it was 1952 and I had to do a warranty motor swap. thanks again for the pictures and information.

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    My first entry to forum. Here is a photo taken before disassembly. Hope this helps.IMG_2264.jpg
    This is from my grandfathers car that I am rebuilding. I have completely disassembled with photos and now have the frame and suspension front and back and steering cleaned and painted. Feel free to contact me if you want more. Also documented every hole in firewall if you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by studeillac1952 View Post
    thanks for the replies. I've got the shop manual and I am waiting on the body and chassis catalog. I thought I was getting the chassis catalog and it ended up being a warranty time repair manual. pretty cool but not really what I needed unless it was 1952 and I had to do a warranty motor swap. thanks again for the pictures and information.
    Those Step and Time Guides are great to have. They give a brief description of the procedures to perform most repairs.

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    On my 52, most of climatizer had to go, to make room for the big engine transplant. I did however keep the defroster. I bought an aftermarket 12V motor to run it. Very easy to swap in. I have an old thread on that here on the forum, and I recall a few other threads about replacing these motors.

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    At the risk of going off topic I know, but I have never seen a body tag like the one on the first picture Cjresto posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjresto View Post
    My first entry to forum. Here is a photo taken before disassembly. Hope this helps.IMG_2264.jpg
    This is from my grandfathers car that I am rebuilding. I have completely disassembled with photos and now have the frame and suspension front and back and steering cleaned and painted. Feel free to contact me if you want more. Also documented every hole in firewall if you need.
    I assume your car is a 52. Interesting stacking of tags on the firewall. I've never seen that before.
    Your car's engine compartment looks way too nice to have a need to take it apart to restore it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michidan View Post
    On my 52, most of climatizer had to go, to make room for the big engine transplant. I did however keep the defroster. I bought an aftermarket 12V motor to run it. Very easy to swap in. I have an old thread on that here on the forum, and I recall a few other threads about replacing these motors.

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    At the risk of going off topic I know, but I have never seen a body tag like the one on the first picture Cjresto posted.
    Michidian, I found these 2 old posts of yours
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ight=defroster
    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...ight=defroster

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWChamp View Post
    I assume your car is a 52. Interesting stacking of tags on the firewall. I've never seen that before.
    Your car's engine compartment looks way too nice to have a need to take it apart to restore it.
    I don't recall seeing one like that either. ???


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    That's Canadian production body tags.

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    Dwain got it. Its a Canadian car. No paint behind the bottom tag. Round tag put on after paint. Wish I could get the production list. But having said that there was nothing changed on the car that I can see when I got it. Yes engine compartment look good but lots of rust through out rest of body. Of note this car was bought by my Grandfather new when I was 2 years old. Time money family obligations etc put rebuild years down the road. I have the car completely disassembled. As my Grandfather was not one for maintenance everything had to be rebuilt and everything will be checked over. So far the frame front end and differential including brakes has been rebuilt. everything either rebuilt or replaced.
    I live in the Sault Ste Marie area of Ontario Canada. All this has been done from the manuals and my reference on disassembly.
    Sorry for the rambling and going of topic.

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