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#1135482 Sat Nov 21 2015 07:31 PM
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Shop Shark
is there any special part I should look for, the cover that covers the hole where the heater motor sticks out under the hood. on a 1953 3100 with the fresh air heater.

brokenhead #1135499 Sat Nov 21 2015 08:43 PM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon

Here is the metal ring that hold a rubber ring-seal. The ring is screwed to the firwall on the engine side.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
brokenhead #1135580 Sun Nov 22 2015 06:10 AM
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If you are looking for a cover rather than the ring, It would be easy enough to make one.

brokenhead #1135603 Sun Nov 22 2015 01:48 PM
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Carl,

Thanks for the gentle observation/correction - I had not even had my first drink of the day.

brokenhead had clearly asked about "the cover that covers the hole where the heater motor sticks out under the hood"

Yes, it would be easy to make that round cover, and/or Jim Carter sells one.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
brokenhead #1135604 Sun Nov 22 2015 01:54 PM
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thanks Tim, that cost me $130. I noticed the link was for jim carter. so I went to look and see if I could find a cover at jim carters website, and ended up buying a new pinion gear for my steering box, he has them at half price. Either way, I need like a can or something to fit over the motor, I have an aftermarket motor, maybe it is too big or something. I don't really remember if I ever had the original motor for this heater or not. I have a whole box of heater parts, but I don't recall with any certainty where they all came from. I just figured I would ask.

brokenhead #1135621 Sun Nov 22 2015 03:29 PM
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'Bolter
brokenhead -

Are you talking about a cover that covers the heater motor? If so, I assume that you replaced the original motor with one from an auto parts store.

<CLICK> to see the original style heater motor through the firewall. (This motor is actually a 12v 1960 Chevy heater motor.)

There is no cover over the motor. Some 'Bolters installed the aftermarket heater motor inside the case of an original heater motor. Some aftermarket motors are small enough to do so.

A rubber gasket seals the gap between the motor and the firewall. A metal ring secures the gasket to the firewall.

Jim Carter sells the metal ring ... "Heater Cowl Round Firewall Ring 1947-1955 4 5/8 Appox" Part #MEH254

I don't know a source for the rubber gasket. You can cut one from approx 3/16 rubber sheet. Cut the center hole to fit snug and stretched around the motor. Trim outside to match the metal ring.

<CLICK> to see the motor and the original rubber ring at the left.

<CLICK> to see the other side of the rubber ring.

Now then - if I was totally off base with my answer, then Jim Carter also sells the block out plate for firewall that covers the hole for the heater motor.
"Heater Motor Hole Cover Plate 1947-1955" Part #MEH253

- Lonnie


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brokenhead #1136046 Tue Nov 24 2015 12:36 PM
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AH, now I see how it works. I was looking for something to cover the entire thing. Chevs of the 40's has the gasket, (it comes in a set for the fresh air heater) I just really wanted to seal up the air gap around the motor. Not necessarily cover the motor. Thanks guys.

Last edited by brokenhead; Tue Nov 24 2015 12:38 PM.
brokenhead #1137354 Wed Dec 02 2015 01:14 AM
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'Bolter
I don't mean to complicate things, but if originality is not essential and you want something to cover the motor and seal the cab up better, a guy used a stainless steel watering bowl for hampsters he got at a pet store. He drilled three holes and screwed it in place.


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