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    And just found this about restoring Harrison Heaters!
    https://www.cj3apage.com/index/My_19...son_heater.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by skloetzel View Post
    The internet is never wrong, right?

    Question: Does re-arching springs work well for Willys leaf-springs? Mine are essentially flat.

    [inform if i should shut up here and start new threads, never been on a Forum b4.]
    Right... wrong.

    Re arching springs is a temporary fix to a fatigued spring. They will return to flat, then break. Now re-arching a new spring that's different.

    Keep up the good work! This forum is about your project.

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    [QUOTE=skloetzel;14912]And just found this about restoring Harrison Heaters!

    Don't just repaint the motor - open it up and clean out all of the dirt and grit. Make sure the brushes aren't overly worn or cracked. Most armatures are in pretty good shape, but take a close look at the sleeve bearings.

    It will purr and almost keep you warm

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    "inform if i should shut up here and start new threads, never been on a Forum b4."

    Just keep posting. We're not "that kind" of Forum. We'll mix just about everything into the pile.

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    Thanks for feedback, y'all! OK, will put new leaf springs on the list - after 70yrs, they deserve to be replaced i am sure.

    Finally found this most helpful YouTube vid about rebuilding Harrison heaters (of this model), and an exact-fit 12V Dayton motor, available from Grainger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADbPnCqJqbQ

    So i will try that route, hoping it will put out more heat w/ replacement motor...this is cold country!

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