Yeah, the original 6 volt blower runs just slightly slower than normal after
setting it up right with the resistor. Another option is to buy a 12 volt
blower motor (also available at Chevy Duty) and it will run normal speed and
wont have this very hot resistor under the dash. Admittedly, the resistor is
much less expensive and the way most people go.
1950 3100 * 1949 3600 * 1948 4400 * 50 3100
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From: "tim" <lloydt@Colorado.EDU>
To: "Ole Truckers" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] heater blower
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> On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Jim Nordwall wrote:
> > Help, its getting cold in Illinois. My 50 has been converted to 12 volt
> > has an original heater. I think the blower motor is also original. It
> > run on 12 volts, but it seems like it is running too fast. Can anyone
> > me how to check it to find out if it is a 6 volt motor. What size
> > (ohms and watts) can I put in series with it to keep from destroying it.
> > am taking the safe way and assuming it is a 6 volt until proven
> > 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, email@example.com
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