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Blower fan wonít fit

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Old 01-26-2019, 10:36 AM
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Trying to replace blower motor and fan on my 1980 with A/C. Local purchase the parts and fan is bigger than the old one and hits the duct work before motor bolts up. Ordered one from Ecklers with same result customer service says thatís all they have and it should fit, not much help there! The new fans are metal, original is plastic but canít be reused. Anyone else had this issue or have a solution. I read one solution is to make a 3/4 inch spacer but would rather find a fan that fits like the original. Thanks in advance
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 12:51 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I remember reading where people have taken a C4 blower motor and used it in a C3 to increase the flow. But in order to do so they had to add the three quarter inch spacer that you alluded to. It sounds like you're getting a C4 blower.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:16 PM
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That’s what I thought to but Ecklers assured it’s the right part may need to try another supplier
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:22 PM
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You might you might try places like Corvette Central and Wilcox.
 
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 73shark View Post
You might you might try places like Corvette Central and Wilcox.
I just looked on wilcox they say you must use a spacer with their blower must be selling only C4 part
 

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