Friday, March 22, 2013
Heater Delete & Wiper Motor
The block-off plate for the heater motor is the last piece on our car that has rust issues. There are also several drilled holes that are not original. The one rusted hole in the upper right.
The Heater Delete block-off plate is rare. I hesitate to make repairs as I am concerned that I may loose distinguishing marks that show authenticity. The gasket number is a good example.
Welding was kept to short intermitent durations to prevent warping and to prevent the gasket from melting. The rusted area in the corner was drilled out just large enough to get to sound metal.
Using a scribe, I marked a plug out of same gauge metal.
Using a copper backing bar, I made a series of alternating tack welds to minimize heat.
This is as much restoration as I am willing to do. The block-off plate gets tucked up behind the passenger fender in the engine compartment against the fire wall. It will be hard to see.
A couple coats of flat black paint makes it look acceptable.
The original gasket survived and it will work as intended.
It's there. Right in the middle of the picture.
The windshield wiper motor...what can I say. After restoring the wrong one I searched E-bay for a replacement. I bought this original, properly coded, fully restored motor. All finishes are correct and the restoration included the washer pump assembly.
Look close and you'll see 3 different plug-in locations. The lone one is for the ground.
New rubber mounting hardware was included.
Clips, fasteners, plastic and rubber parts are all new.
As viewed from inside the car, installation was a easy with the dash removed.
It looks good and it tucked up nicely behind the distributor.
The wiper transmission is a simple design. I put it in the blast box and freshened it up with crushed walnut. Hoppies lubricant was used on all moving parts and it's now good as new.