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ReedS

Factory installed electric spout rotator

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ReedS
I picked up a 42" blower the other day that had an elec spout rotator that I thought was just someone else's fabrication until I saw the painted and oblonged mounting holes which leads me to believe that this was a factory installation.
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Was this a factory install and is this fairly common??

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PhanDad
As others have said, it's factory. What's odd is that a stationary bearing is still installed in the outer location (manual spout rotation). Looks like a second stationary bearing is laying under the inner location and was recently removed. Is the motor OK? I understand they can be burned out if the wiring is comprised or the switch sticks. Great find. The mfg numbers for the kit is 1690116 (newer) or 990880 (older).

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TimJr
Yes, those are a GM power window motor. If someone really needs numbers, I have info stashed somewhere. Seems like it may be posted elsewhere here in the club forum. If I remember correctly, it is the same motor that say a 4 door A body used in the rear doors - i.e. 4 door rear wheel drive early 1980's Cutlass, Malibu etc.. Tim

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ReedS
Thanks for all the replies I guess the consensus is that it's a factory install or at least a factory upgrade kit. Bill, I bought this blower just for this option, the blower is IMO beyond help, and I have a 36" blower that is in much better shape that this will get transferred to, so that is why the inner stationary bearing is just lying there. I too felt it was odd that bearing was still in place in the outer location and that is why I was surprised to find the orange paint in the bolt holes because I was thinking that this had been installed by a po. I can confirm that it is a delco motor (another reason I doubted it's factory origins was due to it's having delco on the motor). I am looking forward to next winter now with having this and a complete cab, I'm missing only heat and tunes!:D

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