Monday January 27, 2020 Guerneville CA.
Working on the old van
I’m back working on the van. I need to make a bracket for the new electric radiator fan I want to install on the front of the radiator to help out the van’s engine cooling as it’s been getting a bit hot once in awhile.
Electric winch repair
My electric which hasn’t been working for years and it was just never on a high enough priority to fix it as I just never use the thing, but you never know.
So as long as I was under there working on stuff I decided to pull off the winch motor to have a look at it as I was pretty sure the problem was in the motor. I unhooked the electric cables and took off the two bolts that held the motor on and here is the motor opened up. It doesn’t look good at all.
I can’t fix that so this is no good and I’ll have to see about getting a new motor for the winch. I put that aside for now.
Fan bracket construction
I started work on the new fan bracket. It’s a tight fix and I dropped the plastic fan once early on and broke one of the plastic ears in two. I got out the epoxy and put a couple coats of glue on it which should hold, I hope.
Here’s the start of a metal bracket I’m constructing. I started with these two pieces so I could figure out how to make the rest of it. I had to make and remake this several times to get it right as there’s not much room were it is mounted.
I sat around for a bit just before dark and then went on in for the day.
I’m slowly getting the van work done, one piece at a time.
Nice day, except for that bad winch motor, but at least I know what’s wrong with the winch now.