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Old 10-11-2006, 08:07 PM   #11
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Maybe the engineers never thought anyone would keep a car long enough to need to change the blower motor. That is the only thing I can come up with to explain the selection of that location for it.
They hadn't heard about ME yet! ROFL!
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Why don't you give Kenny a call?

http://www.yesterdays-cars.com/Pontiac_clubs.htm#utah

He'* with the Utah chapter of The Pontiac-Oakland Club International

http://www.poci.org/

Unfortunately their site is down.
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Maybe the engineers never thought anyone would keep a car long enough to need to change the blower motor. That is the only thing I can come up with to explain the selection of that location for it.
They hadn't heard about ME yet! ROFL!
Hehe, I'm a little late on this topic but I can relate to the blower motor location. Mine needed replacing ('69 Executive, the Bonnie'* cousin) and instead of removing the entire fender the mechanic cut a small 3-sided square in the wheelwell to reach it. Replaced the blower, bent the "hinged" square back in, put a couple screws in the gaps to hold it closed, and I slapped a coat of black silicone over the rest of the cracks. Over the summer the silicone got a little gooey and started to weaken, so I need to reinforce it again with some all-weather stuff. Overall it'* worked, and since I'm certainly not driving a show car a little band-aid (that can't be seen) above the tire inside the wheelwell is no biggie.
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That'* what I've been pondering - cutting an access hole then welding it back up. That'll give me some practice with the ol' wire-feed too.

Thanks 'Timer, I'll contact Kenny.

My dilemma right now is whether or not I want to take the time to fix it. My daughter'* driving the SSE to school, my wife'* driving my 03 Silverado to work, and I'm sporting around in an '87 CRX. What'* wrong with this picture? I'm contemplating buying a '99 Bonneville for my wife and "giving" the 93 to my daughter. I get to keep the CRX (Silverado'* too expensive for a daily driver!).
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I'm contemplating buying a '99 Bonneville for my wife and "giving" the 93 to my daughter. I get to keep the CRX (Silverado'* too expensive for a daily driver!).
(1) Make your daughter pay *something* for the 93... it'* a good lesson and she'll take better care of it if she has some money in it. Kids have it too easy these days already.

(2) Buying an extra car only to let another one sit (the Silverado in this case) will cost you more overall then driving the Silverado daily. Might as well enjoy that fine GM engineering, lol!
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I'm contemplating buying a '99 Bonneville for my wife and "giving" the 93 to my daughter. I get to keep the CRX (Silverado'* too expensive for a daily driver!).
(1) Make your daughter pay *something* for the 93... it'* a good lesson and she'll take better care of it if she has some money in it. Kids have it too easy these days already.

(2) Buying an extra car only to let another one sit (the Silverado in this case) will cost you more overall then driving the Silverado daily. Might as well enjoy that fine GM engineering, lol!
If my daughter continues the way she is and gets the scholarships she'* after, she'll have more than paid what I'd want for the SSE! If she blows it though, it'* time to PAY UP.

I bought the CRX for $100. It gets 37 mpg in town, and I can park it in the cart return rack at WalMart. Insurance is minimal as well. The Silverado doesn't just sit, though, it hauls my motorcycles around. I put about 24k on it the first year I had it. At that rate I was going to wear it out before I paid it off. LOL. Keeping a bit of mileage off it is the main reason for keeping it in the garage.
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It gets 37 mpg in town, and I can park it in the cart return rack at WalMart.
off topic, but i busted a gut from that! hahahaha
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It gets 37 mpg in town, and I can park it in the cart return rack at WalMart.
off topic, but i busted a gut from that! hahahaha
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It appears very similar to my 60 Catalina. From the inside remove the heater box, lots of small machine type screws. Remove the ductwork, usually just slides off. Yes, the studs for the heater core run thru the firewall with nuts on the inside. The core rests in another small housing of its own, with c-type assy to retain it. While you are at it, you might as well have the heater valve rebuilt. It is attached to a port on the core. Have the heater core pressure tested before reassembly. I failed to do that and actually had to install 3 different heater cores in mine. I could actually take apart and reinstall the complete assy in 1 hour I got so good at it. This is a very easy repair, and not nearly as complicated as modern cars, with room to lay under the dash, how could you ask for more.
Remember to start the whole repair process, drain the coolant and mark your heater hoses as to which port they go to. Keep some rags handy while working inside the car as some coolant always seems to seep.
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Hey Dan! Thanks for the info, but this thread is old!

In the future please don't dig up old threads. Thanks!
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