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Triumph TR6 - heater
|To Tom welcome to the BBS and dont despair, there is lots of good advice and support.|
Well the body has now seperated from the frame. NO Surprises (busy rust worm and previuos owner)lots of work to be done on the frame. WEB (Triumph or Disaster)site should be up next week lots of pictures.
Any way I have been checking out the electrical items bit by bit. And so as the heater is out I thought that I would check it it out. The core still had anti freeze in it (after 10 years not in use)and it was good stuff, inside and around the core was the remains of a nest (squirell or mouse), the heater fan turns freely and the external wiring is ok. I used a spare battery as a power source to check out the fan but no luck. Any theories?
Buy a new motor while you have the heater apart, they are a real pain in the you know what to replace on a running car.
Before you decide to buy a new heater motor, suggest the following...:
Check your battery...is it at full charge?
Make sure the ground on the motor is good.
You have three wires to the motor, one is the ground and should be obvious, but don't count on it; one is low speed to one side of the large resistor; one high speed on the other side of the large resistor. Check for proper electrical hook up.
I was very frustrated that I could not get my motor to run when I first got the heater out and dissasembled. The cause turned out to (as usual) operator error with hooking the motor up to my battery charger, used as a 12V transformer. Once I figured out what was what, the motor ran fine. My wiring was not properly colored coded so I ordered a replacement set of wires from British Wiring.com to complement Dan Master's wiring harness when it all goes back together.
Thanks for the input, last night started to strip it down, cleaned the commutator, and then went too far and pulled the lot from the housing (oops) and now due to the bearings cannot get it reseated, I should alo note that I broke part of the bakerlite fan. And now I have to find a motor and fan.
|Les- Let me know what you need.|
I am looking for a heater motor complete in the housing and a fan blade. If you can help out that would be great.
Perhaps we should start a swop shop on the BBS? Could be cheaper than e-bay.
|Les- My heater is apart and I ended up with a new one. I have most of the pieces minus the blade. I thought maybe you could use some of the parts to complete yours.|
Perhaps we can come to an arrangement for the motor assembly. Can you send an me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
You still want to dispose of the heater parts?
If Washington Don cannot supply everything you need, I may be able to help out. I too have a 'few' parts left over from various projects.
If you have an assembled heater motor and fan available then let me know.
I have responded to your posted email.
|i too also need a heater motor. mine has bitten the bullet. does anyone have a working motor they would be willing to sell?|
I think I have another in addition to the one I am talking to Les about. I responded to your posted email address.
This thread was discussed between 28/08/2005 and 15/10/2005
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