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  • Cool/Heat: Heater motor

    Where's the best place to buy a heater motor for a 63 Cruiser? I've got my old one out and it's froze up tight.

  • #2
    Stephen Allen indicates part #1561418 fits all '62-'66 sedans, @$100.
    The original part # was 1561260 for U.S. production and 1561261 for Canadian production.

    Years ago I replaced mine by taking careful measurements of the shaft length, diameter and direction of rotation, as well as the spacing of the mounting screws; then found one that matched through an industrial supply. Did the same thing for the defroster motor in my '53 when I converted it to 12-volts.
    Last edited by rockne10; 05-31-2021, 01:48 PM.
    Brad Johnson,
    SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight. '53 Commander Starlight
    '56 Sky Hawk in process


    • #3
      I got a motor from Studebaker International today. Looked to be NOS, had a 62 date on it. Fit and worked perfectly. Handy that I live close to them.


      • #4
        I went to my local auto parts store (the one with old guys that can find stuff) and we looked at the catalog, measured shafts and mounting dimensions until I found the two that worked (one defroster and one heater) My car is a hot rod car, so as long as it blows air when I need it too I am happy.