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Re: [oletrucks] heater blower

To: Ole Truckers <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] heater blower
From: tim <lloydt@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 21:55:35 -0700 (MST)

On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Jim Nordwall wrote:

> Help, its getting cold in Illinois. My 50 has been converted to 12 volt and
> has an original heater.  I think the blower motor is also original.  It will
> run on 12 volts, but it seems like it is running too fast.  Can anyone tell
> me how to check it to find out if it is a 6 volt motor. What size resistor
> (ohms and watts) can I put in series with it to keep from destroying it. I
> am taking the safe way and assuming it is a 6 volt until proven otherwise.
> Thanks for your help.

I installed the "heavy duty" voltage reducer from Chevy Duty in-line
between the heater switch and the motor after getting my 6V motor rebuilt.
A multimeter reading shows that the motor is now getting about 4.5V, which
is just dandy.

Tim Lloyd, omaha@tmbg.org
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