Saturday September 17, 2016 Guerneville CA.
Lots to do to get the heater core back in
Today I was going to try to get the repaired heater installed and get the new electric fan installed if I could.
I started with the heater installing the new core in the heater housing. Of course not everything fit just right, so I had to make some adjustments and got it together.
Persistence pays off
Already worn out but started the fan’s wiring
I was fairly worn out after that so I had a nap after which I pushed myself to tackle the new electric radiator fan’s wiring. It comes with a relay and some wiring. I wanted to put a switch in the system so I can turn it off, or on manually or on automatically controlled by a thermostat.
The fan makes a good critter deterrent
I needed to have a way to turn it on in the middle of the night to ward off any noisy critters that like to eat nuts and seeds under there. I’ve found a roaring fan all of a sudden starting seems to put the fear into them and they don’t bother me any more for the night.
Tried it and it worked
So, anyway, I worked on that for the rest of the day. Just before dark, I had enough done to try the fan manually and it worked so that was good.
I still need to finish installing the electric fan and put the regular engine fan back in and the shroud back on.
And a radiator hose needs to be shortened a bit as the differential is bumping into it, then I can fill the radiator again.
And I need to put the belly pan back on and screw the console all back in which I hope to accomplish tomorrow.
That was my day.