add an additional stock fan

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by tommyintpa@aol.com, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. tommyintpa@aol.com
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    </font><font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">In a message dated 3/6/01 9:26:16 PM Pacific Standard Time,
    kenneth3@concentric.net writes:



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    <blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">Manufacturer, part number, source, cost, etc. ?</blockquote>





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    Hi all, So the real deal is I have been working on this fan thing off and on
    for a while. I tried a 3" fan, sorta like one on the back of a processor,
    placed over the air input by the passengers foot. It just did not improve air
    flow enough. I was at NAPA in the boat department and I spotted this bilge
    blower I'll post the manufacturer, part number, cost, etc?tomorow, I do
    remember it was made by Atwood and cost about $28. You can hear it a little
    inside the passengers compartment. I am going to wire it to its own switch so
    I will have a two speed heater fan.

    - OK for those wishing to maintain originality, if you want extra air add an
    extra fan, add an additional stock fan you will probably experience a 60%
    increase in air flow just stack it on top of your fan and take the time to
    wire it inside the pipe. No one will know, no fan to see, no wire to see only
    your warm toes will know. Tommy in Tampa - White 64 Snappy</font>
     
  2. Ken Chambers
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    I think Tommy is on to something good here. I emailed him to request more info
    on the heater duct blower he selected. He mentioned the manufacturer and I
    found the blowers in the West Marine (http://westmarine.com) catalog. It
    appears to me that these blowers might be easily fitted inside the existing
    Amphicar fan housing, at least on the early heater units located below the gas
    tank, although I haven't taken mine apart yet to check. Might be a very cost
    effective retrofit for those replacing a defective motor or to get more air
    flow.

    The blower unit is described on attwood's site:
    <a href="http://www.attwoodmarine.com/Products/parts.asp?ProductID=433&path=ventilation&category=2&gtype=2&categoryname=Ventilation+Equipment&typename=4%22+Air+Hose&headername=Ventilation+Equipment">http://www.attwoodmarine.com/Products/parts.asp?ProductID=433&path=ventilation&c\
    ategory=2&gtype=2&categoryname=Ventilation+Equipment&typename=4%22+Air+Hose&head\
    ername=Ventilation+Equipment</a>

    Thanks Tommy for the good tip. Any additional installation information would
    certainly be very welcomed.

    Ken Chambers, CA
    '64 Amphi

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    > Hi all, So the real deal is I have been working on this fan thing off and on
    > for a while. I tried a 3" fan, sorta like one on the back of a processor,
    > placed over the air input by the passengers foot. It just did not improve air
    > flow enough. I was at NAPA in the boat department and I spotted this bilge
    > blower I'll post the manufacturer, part number, cost, etc?tomorow, I do
    > remember it was made by Atwood and cost about $28. You can hear it a little
    > inside the passengers compartment. I am going to wire it to its own switch so
    > I will have a two speed heater fan.
    > - OK for those wishing to maintain originality, if you want extra air add an
    > extra fan, add an additional stock fan you will probably experience a 60%
    > increase in air flow just stack it on top of your fan and take the time to
    > wire it inside the pipe. No one will know, no fan to see, no wire to see only
    > your warm toes will know. Tommy in Tampa - White 64 Snappy
     
  3. tommyintpa@aol.com
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    Re: Re: add an additional stock fan

    <font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">In a message dated 3/8/01 6:50:36 AM Pacific Standard Time,
    kenneth3@concentric.net writes:



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    <blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">I think Tommy is on to something good here. I emailed him to request more
    info

    on the heater duct blower he selected. He mentioned the manufacturer and I

    found the blowers in the West Marine (http://westmarine.com) catalog. It

    appears to me that these blowers might be easily fitted inside the existing

    Amphicar fan housing, at least on the early heater units located below the
    gas

    tank, although I haven't taken mine apart yet to check. Might be a very
    cost

    effective retrofit for those replacing a defective motor or to get more air

    flow.



    The blower unit is described on attwood's site:

    http://www.attwoodmarine.com/Products/parts.asp?ProductID=433&

    path=ventilation&category=2&gtype=2&categoryname=Ventilation+Equipment&

    typename=4%22+Air+Hose&headername=Ventilation+Equipment</blockquote>

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    HI, I just wanted to tell you two things.

    The NAPA part number and description for the blower is "750-2194 blower." It
    cost $27.38 The outer thing is that yesterday after the car show (we won) we
    wanted to swim Snappy. The weather conditions made the windshield fog up
    badly. We turned on the defroster and the dandiest thing happened, it worked.
    The windshield cleared, we could see again. You can hear the blower just a
    little. You may want to wire it to its own switch so you can run only the
    stock blower at times. Tommy in Tampa</font>
     
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