V8 cooling fan motors
Following a V8BB posting on replacement brushes for
a V8 cooling fan motor, Peter Beadle, formerly parts manager with
University Motors and later with Moss, provided a brief note. (Sep
Peter Beadle responded to a query on what had happened to a good quality
replacement fan motor that had appeared 10 or 12 years ago and commented
"boy oh boy you are opening a can of worms here!". He explained
there are at least four different types of motor used in the replacement
parts, some good and some where there is some concern over whether
the unit provides enough power to be used as a fan motor on a V8.
The fans are all of different manufacture and three are branded as
As for replacement
brushes you have to be very careful. So on balance if you do set about
doing your own fan repair and a brush change, then it would pay to
seek the brushes from an experienced factor or fan motor service provider.
Peter believes the improved unit with the ballbearing was made in
Yugoslavia and bears a Lucas brand mark.
adds a sequel that the grub screw securing the plastic fan to the
motor shaft can be difficult to release as it is bombarded by the
elements located just behind the grille. He advises that during reassembly
you coat the thread with Coppaslip.
Photos will follow from Peter Beadle.