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Heater motor that clears the turbo downpipe ( FOUND)
« on: April 26, 2012, 10:02:33 PM »
I have found the heater fan motor that will work and clear the O2 sensor and down pipe.  By trimming the 5/16" shaft and cutting to length this motor I found at Oreillys and its new with warranty for around $35.     it didnt take much to make it work I just , it bolts right in the mount plate, ,  it puts out alot of air and worked out great with the resistor,  I just cut the old wire connections off and spliced then to th new fan wires mounted it and it clered inside and out   244.photobucke t.com/albums/gg580/rugernut1/moremoto019.jpg[/IMG].     here is the clearance of the down pipe,   wished I knew this before relocating the O2 sensor,  I could have left it in the orignal location,   

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Re: Heater motor that clears the turbo downpipe ( FOUND)
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 10:07:20 PM »
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Re: Heater motor that clears the turbo downpipe ( FOUND)
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 12:26:14 PM »
Or use A/C unit, then motor is inside car.   Fred   :)
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Re: Heater motor that clears the turbo downpipe ( FOUND)
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 04:09:54 PM »
Thankfully heater motors are rather generic.  They run on 12V DC... - and spin a fan. There are probably a multitude of fan motors that are adaptable to the Turbo Pinto clearance issue.  I'm not sure why it seems to be a major issue for some.  For all that it takes to swap the 2.3 Turbo (especially into early cars) it seems a minor modification. My work around was to use the motor/fan from an MG Midget. Simply elongating the holes and reverse wiring the motor did the job. 15 minutes and $15 at Pick A Part.

I'm Glad you found a motor that works.  Do you have the application forthe motor you used, or is it just a generic fan motor?  I'm sure others appreciate knowing a fan motor is available at the local parts store.  Good job!

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Re: Heater motor that clears the turbo downpipe ( FOUND)
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2017, 10:32:09 PM »
Thought I'd bump this old thread with an update of my own.

I ordered one of these from from O'Reilly's this week. Their e-catalogs only list Murray, but what I received was actually a rebranded VDO. They are now marked "made in Mexico" and it was priced at $22.99. It also does not have a plug on the wire, but crimp splices that appear to be factory-installed.
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Re: Heater motor that clears the turbo downpipe ( FOUND)
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 10:30:04 AM »
Nice to know there are other, readily available options out there.  My using the MG fan motor was one of convenience.  I had bought it to use in my Tiger, but had yet to install the housing in the car. However, the smaller cage and running it backwards likely isn't ideal. Functional, but not ideal.

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Re: Heater motor that clears the turbo downpipe ( FOUND)
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 10:59:40 AM »
Here's some more info in case anyone is interested.  I found another option (according to specs because I have't tried it yet) that almost matches the shaft length of the Pinto blower motor, so possibly no mods needed.  It's available from Autozone, Oreilly Auto, RockAuto and I'm sure others: VDO PM360.

Here is the shorter alternate VDO PM360 motor that is 3-1/2" long with 1-5/8" shaft:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1406481&jsn=253

Here is the VDO PM3652 motor for the Caravan motor that is 3-5/8" long with 3-5/8" shaft:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1406415&cc=1076981&jsn=446

Here is the VDO PM350 motor for the Pinto w/o A/C that is 4.125" long with 1-3/8" shaft:

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1406339&cc=1135145&jsn=431


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