Posted 13 March 2013 - 08:35 PM
Does anyone have access to info on this, a place to direct me? If it turns out to be needed, source for a new a/c blower motor?
Posted 29 March 2013 - 02:49 AM
On my car, the A/C power is fused in an inline fuse holder ( glass barrel fuse ) and ,as I recall, the fuse holder is located just above and just to the right of the parking brake assembly.
Hope this helps
Posted 29 March 2013 - 08:25 AM
Let's be honest --Studebaker Avantis tend to run hot. It is not uncommon for that heat to ruin AC hoses and lines. You may have a leaking or blocked hose or two or a clogged condensor. I've owned four Avantis since 1970. It is possible to get the system to work correctly, even after 50 years. However, hooking up a cheap recharge kit is usually not the answer.
Edited by abasile, 29 March 2013 - 08:28 AM.
Posted 12 March 2016 - 05:40 PM
I realize this is a pretty old string, but I was impressed that abasile knows a lot about these systems. On 29 March 2013 he posted "The AC was a Studebaker designed system that used a York Compressor and components that originated with the "Big Three"."
Can you, abasile, or someone else tell me how I can find an expansion valve for the system in my 63 Avanti? My local A/C shop determined that it is leaking - the rest of the system is good - but can't find the valve through his usual "sources". Neither do my good friends Carl and Herman Thoms of Studebakers West know of a cross reference. If the system is standard Big Three, I hope to find the part at NAPA or somewhere similar, if I can say its from a known system.
Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:16 AM
A NOS Expansion valve just sold on E Bay. Sorry you missed that one. Now, I have no idea If this firm can help you ,but I'd suggest you contact Old Air Products in Ft. Worth Texas. 817 231 2665
Posted 13 March 2016 - 11:48 AM
That's the one !!
My friend with a 1965 Mustang with factory A/C got his parts from this firm!
Posted 14 March 2016 - 12:46 PM
Thanks, JLBKY and avantifired. My Avanti buddies in our local SDC Chapter suggested I start with Myer's Studebaker. John there said he's got a replacement which seems to work as "no one as returned one yet". It on its way to me. I'll keep you posted.
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