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Old 06-18-2007, 05:55 PM   #11
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Looks like the tube I found was NOT the vacuum tube but instead It is the blower motor tube.

In searching around the forums, I found another user who had the exact same problem.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=63450

Looks like I will have to jury rig something.

On top of that, I still need to find the vacuum canister tonight...

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Old 06-18-2007, 07:38 PM   #12
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I wonder if bill buttermore or BLACK94SSEi still post here. I would be interersted to know how their jury rigging of this situation worked out...
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Ok, so I got a picture of my firewall, highlighting the hole. I heard back from Bill Buttermore, and he actually replaced the entire plastic shielding while he had his engine out. For me that is not an option so I wanted to get some suggestions.

From what I understand, it is not a high pressure fitting, so here is what I am thinking i could replace the broken nipple with a piece of threaded PVC pipe stuck in the hole, and fixed with epoxy or some high heat putty. Once dried, I will put the hose back on and secure with a hose clamp.

Thoughts? Better suggestions?

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First, let me tell you you're looking at the wrong side of the firewall. That'* your blower motor, not the brake booster or wiper motor. You need to look at the driver'* side to follow Boosty'* instructions.

And, I believe the only purpose of that tube is to route air up for cooling the blower motor, so your plan should work just fine. I'm sure a gearhead will be along to correct me if I'm wrong....
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First, let me tell you you're looking at the wrong side of the firewall. That'* your blower motor, not the brake booster or wiper motor.
Yeah, I realized that after doing some more homework. That was when I found the thread started by BLACK94SSEi who had the exact same problem.

Right now, I am not running the AC out of fear of burning up the blower motor.

I have not even gotten around to addressing the vacuum issue yet. LOL.
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Ok. Here is what I got for the project.

PVC Nipple
hose clamp
black silicone adhesive
Plumber'* Putty (just in case )

We'll see how it goes. Wish me luck! LOL

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Fixed!

At least for now anyway. LOL



Right now the PVC fitting is just stuck into the firewall. Once I get her home tonight and she cools down, I will clean the area around the hole and then seal the PVC fitting to the firewall with the black silicone adhesive. Should hold her. Doesn't look as redneck as I thought it would either.

I also was able to re-attach the vacuum hose so I got A/C coming out of the vents again.

Thanks to BillBoost, MOS95B, and WillWren!
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Redneck ain't always a bad thing, huh??
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True that....

Besides, as bad as the rest of the car looks, I don't imagine anybody will notice a little jury-rigging !!!!

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