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A/C Blower Change, BITCH Job!

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Not my Elky, but my '68 Caprice. I had the front clip off it about 5 years ago, and I replaced the blower because it seemed like a good idea to do it while the fender was off. I did not know about the Corvette blower upgrade at that time, so I used a stock replacement. Here in Houston, it runs a LOT and its been fine ever since. When I took the car out of hibernation in March, I noticed that the blower was raising hell, dam bad bearing! I got a Corvette blower and connector, and made a spacer ring, and today I went to change it. We all know that to drop an A body fender well, you jut unbolt it and let it drop down. Not a B body... the fender well is behind the fender lip, not over it like a Chevelle. It also has a couple of weird braces that have to come out. Every single bolt and the battery have to come out to get it down enough to get your hands up in there. I got the blower and spacer installed and wired and it blows like a hurricane, and then I had to reverse the process. The whole thing took over 4 hours, I could have changed 3 Chevelle blowers in the same time and had half the cuts on my arms.
The blower that I removed wasn't even dusty, but had 1/4" of deflection on the shaft, it had been rubbing the blower flange and the edge of the evap box. And it was a made in the USA part!
Oh, and summer has hit us full force, it was mid 90's today, and I sweat my ass off.
But to me, it beats golf or tennis!!
 

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It's been in the high 80's and low 90's here in the Tampa Bay area. Sweat my ass off today rebuilding the motorhome cabinets (added another drawer in some wasted space).
 

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I love the heat, and can work in the garage all day in triple digit temps, but this is the first hot spell of the year and I have to get used to it. Good fans and plenty of water is the key.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, and hated the cold all my life, once I visited here and felt the heat, I was sold. Two weeks after the visit, I was living here. I've never been too hot, but came close once, Alan F. and I went to Tulsa in '99 for a Chevelle regional show, and it was 112 there that weekend. If you stood too long in one place in the parking lot, your shoes would stick to the blacktop. I think if we hadn't been so giddy to be around all those cars, it would have been too much. We had just been to our first Chevelleabration the month before and were gung ho as hell. Still are, as a matter of fact :)
 

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I love the heat, and can work in the garage all day in triple digit temps, but this is the first hot spell of the year and I have to get used to it. Good fans and plenty of water is the key.
I grew up in Pittsburgh, and hated the cold all my life, once I visited here and felt the heat, I was sold. Two weeks after the visit, I was living here. I've never been too hot, but came close once, Alan F. and I went to Tulsa in '99 for a Chevelle regional show, and it was 112 there that weekend. If you stood too long in one place in the parking lot, your shoes would stick to the blacktop. I think if we hadn't been so giddy to be around all those cars, it would have been too much. We had just been to our first Chevelleabration the month before and were gung ho as hell. Still are, as a matter of fact :)

Same for us. We hate the cold very much. We moved from Connecticut to Florida in '97 and never looked back. I got used to the heat and humidity when I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan in the mid 80's and loved it, and when Lisa and I came to Florida in '90 on vacation I was in heaven, but Lisa's mom got sick and we stayed another 7 years in CT until her mom passed, and then we moved. People have a tough time with the humidity here, but I like it. Sweating to me is great and gets all the impurities out of your body. I just happed to be in the direct sun for quite a bit today cutting wood and wasn't used to it this season just yet, but I got a hell of a tan already started. When Lisa and I first got together she thought I was puerto rican because I worked outside doing construction, and I was very dark skinned (super tan). I've since learned that sun and cancer go hand in hand so I try not to work in the direct sun anymore, but the motorhome is in the driveway and I didn't want to keep walking into the garage to cut the wood. We should be in Texas in August on our return trip back and will stop and see my nephew and his wife (and kids), and we plan on stopping to visit Alan (and his family) before we leave Texas. Maybe we can stop by and see you too. We'll be driving the motorhome on the first vacation I've had (and now semi retirement) since 2013. Yep, it's been a long time coming, and I'm done pushing myself and it's time to spend it with the woman who's put up with my workaholic ways for 35+ years.
 

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Just about started to sweat yesterday, I don't like that. :D
 

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Alan mentioned that to me, probably easier if I went to visit him at the same time. He has one hell of a rear area, way too nice to call a patio.
 

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Sweat??? I thought that was an every day thing no matter where you are... 🙂 😂 I did find out when I was visiting my mom and bros & sisters in Yuma that if you dont sweat watch out
 

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We moved back to Texas after a few years in Georgia (long story, best not mentioned again, EVER) and the day we moved in to our new house and a typical July day, temps and humidity both in triple digits. I quit sweating a disregarded it, and ended up with my first and only case of heat stroke. One of the people helping with the move is a nurse practitioner, she spotted the symptoms and got me into a recliner in time, and next day I was as good as new. I take precautions now, in 4 hours in the garage today, I drank 5 bottles of water!
Like Kevin, I am a firm believer it the properties of sweating!
 

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None of them are a joy, but the B body is much worse. That's why I replaced it when the clip was off, and have done the same to my El Camino, currently with no front clip. I had a '71 Chevelle once with a giant round hole cut into the inner fender and a patch glued over it! Shadetree rigging at its finest!
 

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None of them are a joy, but the B body is much worse. That's why I replaced it when the clip was off, and have done the same to my El Camino, currently with no front clip. I had a '71 Chevelle once with a giant round hole cut into the inner fender and a patch glued over it! Shadetree rigging at its finest!
I always get that one bolt that spins and won't come out.
 

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A guy at work about 40 yrs. need to change the blower motor on his Bonneville. I told him the fender has to come off. Next day he has a big patch on his fender.
 

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I usually drink 1/2 strength gatorade (we buy the powder) and will normally drink 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon every day, but in the summertime, I'll drink 1 to 1.5 gallons of the 1/2 strength gatorade daily.

Hydration is paramount to a healthy body.
 
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