Bilge Blower and Brake Springs

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Steven D. Reich

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Hi-

I had the opportunity to take my bilge blower apart the other day and to my
surprise there appears to be an upper chamber with the motor and the lower
part with the fan blade. It is easy to see how the fan blows air from the
bilge to the vent, but I don't understand why there is a connection to the
defroster vent. Originally I thought it was to divert bilge air to the
passenger compartment so one could smell gas if it were there. No so. Any
ideas?

After putting my relined front brake shoes on, I read in the manual that the
springs are supposed to be aligned in the direction of travel. Before I
pull the wheels to see which way I installed the short spring ends, does
anyone know what happens if they are backwards?

-Steve

'64 red (CA: AMPHICR)
'64 red (CA: I SWIM 2)
Del Mar, CA


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Cap''n John

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<SNIP>It is easy to see how the fan blows air from the
> bilge to the vent, but I don't understand why there is a connection
to the defroster vent. Originally I thought it was to divert bilge
air to the passenger compartment so one could smell gas if it were
there. No so. Any ideas?

That very question has pased thru my head too. The angle it is
suggests and I have surmised that it may be the fresh air intake. The
contaminated bilge air removed needs to be replaced with fresh air,
so maybe this is where it comes from? Just a WAG. (wild assed guess).
They wouldn't blow the fumes into the potentially closed passenger
compartment. I do give a snif to the air from the blower before
starting.

Cap'n
 
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