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    Posted: 07-September-2017 at 5:24AM
Sounds like the blower motor has a high draw when on high speed . It uses full voltage on high and runs through a resister on low and medium . that needs less amperage .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-September-2017 at 2:20AM
Originally posted by 72FordGTS 72FordGTS wrote:

Carlos, that thread  seems covers the topic pretty thoroughly.  Let us know if you figure it out.
 
Will do...thanks Vince
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Carlos, that thread  seems covers the topic pretty thoroughly.  Let us know if you figure it out.
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Carlos....1975 Gran Torino Squire Station Wagon restored to look like a 1973 Torino Station

Wagon my Dad bought new from McAnary Ford on June 6, 1973 in Gary,Indiana
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Hey Guys, quick question. I've been driving the wagon a little more often this Summer and have run into an issue that I seem to remember some other folks having trouble with as well.

It has to do with the A/C fan speed. If I keep the fan speed at the second level it works fine no matter how HOT it is outside, but if I select the HIGH position it will blow a fuse after a couple minutes. The fuse I am running is a 25A fuse as recommended in the Owners manual.
 
Is anyone else having this issue and if so, have you found a fix other than keeping under the HIGH mark and/or keep changing the fuse when this happens?
 
Thanks in advance for the help!   
 
 
 
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Thank you very much Guys! I really do enjoy taking the wagon out and just enjoying it.
 
I thought I had shared that somewhere, but maybe I didn't. Unfortunately my oldest brother passed away in February of a heart attack and complications of chronic bronchitis. He was only 52. It was very unexpected and we all took it pretty hard. But as time has passed things have gotten a little better and we find comfort in the memories we shared including talking about my wagon and his Chevy PU.
 
My brother actually semi-retired a year earlier and made a point of getting his PU back up and running. He enjoyed tinkering with it and the plan was to hit the local car shows this season to hang out more and visit, but unfortunately the good LORD had other plans. My other brother bought the PU from his estate and this was the first show we were able to go too and show it off. It was a good feeling to see his wishes come to fruition.
 
I look forward to spending more time with my remaining brothers and making memories!     
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I guess I missed it about your brother also, sorry to hear it. It is great to show off his truck.
Also thanks for the reviews you are doing on the parts you are using..the head lamps in particular.

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looking great carlos.  condolances on your brother, but like others have said...  great way to honor him

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Looking great!  And sorry to hear about your brother.  Love old Chevy trucks.  We still have my Dad's '67 fleetside.
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Sorry to hear about your Brother getting the truck out is a great way to honor him. Peace and take care Dan
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congrats!! sorry about your brother but glad you guys keep his truck, those are nice trucks! i have one too Wink
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Carlos, so sorry to hear about your brother.

Congratulations on the award!
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Congrats on the award! That wagon is looking sharp. I spent many miles in the 3rd roweek and enjoyed every minute. Sorry about your older brother
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I took the wagon out to a local show this past weekend and won Best in Class 70's car. My brother brought out my oldest brother's 72 Chevy PU. (If yall remember my oldest brother passed away this past February, so it was nice to see his truck participating in a show for the 1st time after he got it up and running again.)
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

I did a slice & dice of 2 glove inserts, I cut them to overlay & fit together real nice & glued them together
 
yeah I'm a cheap Censored but it's dark in there & who's gonna see?
Now, the inside of the trunk, that's a different story. The hostages might see that.
The above post should be read in a "Grumpy Old Man" voice.
Almost forgot: "Get off my lawn!!!"
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I did a slice & dice of 2 glove inserts, I cut them to overlay & fit together real nice & glued them together
 
yeah I'm a cheap Censored but it's dark in there & who's gonna see?
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The Key is that it fits/works like it should. I agree $45 is a bit on the high side, BUT if you paid $30 and didn't fit and had to be modified to fit I would think that would be worse. I bought a set of window and door seals from Dearborn classics for the 74 ranchero and those things are awful! Paid a lot of money for seals that had to be shaved to fit on the door side and the window seals always leak and create wind noise when the windows are closed. I would gladly pay a little extra for a great fit and function. Glad to see your stuff is working as it should.   
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gpd294 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-July-2016 at 2:55AM
After my mechanic replaced the A/C blower motor on my wagon, apparently the cardboard glove box took a beating. It was already pretty deteriorated, so I went ahead and ordered a new one (Re-pop) from Ebay. (Class-Tech-Cars). I thought it was a lil pricey @ $45.00, but its a direct replacement. It's made exactly the same and was an easy 4 screw replacement!


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One of the halo headlights on mine seems to always fog up during a temp drop. I have tried to open it up and let it dry out but doesn't seem to make a difference. Otherwise they work fine.
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Hey Guys, just a quick update. I got my alternator upgraded to a newer style one wire alternator, which eliminates the regulator. I went with the natural steel case to avoid any extra heat. Also had the blower motor replaced and now the wagon's A/C blows a lil stronger!
 
A quick review of the LED Halo headlights. They are working great, but two of them have cracked lenses already. Something about the glass they use isn't as strong as maybe it should be. I have already ordered replacements, but was wondering if anyone else is having the same issue. Confused
 
Last thing is I went over to Staples (Office supply store) and had them print the Wagon Jack instructions on some peel and stick paper and I installed it behind the spare cover.
 
Hope to see some of you Guys tomorrow in Grand Prairie, TX @ the Hot Rod Power Tour stop!  Beer
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