As the restoration continues it was time to work on the Smiths fan motors that ventilate the cabin and feed air to the previously featured heater core assembly. The restoration of these items is an exercise in futility because their proper operation in no way allows for the adequate volume of air that is required to keep occupants properly ventilated. The Italians undoubtedly assumed that if anyone needs more air then they can just open the window and went on to use these most un-impressive English built fan units.
That said the fans are what they are and in wanting to keep the car original, we decided to restore what was there. As always a complete dis-assembly and restoration of each component was undertaken. All painted parts were powder coated and hardware was plated or replaced as necessary. Once assembled the motors were bench tested for 10-15 minutes each and then packed away awaiting final assembly.
Another part done and now on to the photos.