True, true. Unless you've got double-jointed arms. It'll take a little longer but you'll be glad you took the passenger fender off. The blower motor is up under the fender and is held on by 4 small hex-head screws around its flange. Besides, it'll be a great time to peek in there and see what's been collecting over the years and vacuum it out.
Mine squealed also. I put an extension tube on a can of WD-40 and sprayed it inside the motor while it was running. That was over a year ago and it's still quiet!
Just another approach. I figured I had nothing to lose.....
You do not have to remove the fender to replace the blower motor. I removed the blower motor and heater duct in the engine compartment from my 67 to install the Vintage Air all without removing the fender. It'll take you a while to get the motor out of the opening, but it can be done. I removed the bolts around the wheelwell and the bolts that hold the inner fender to the frame and top of the fender arch. This gave me some downward play in the inner fender to give some more clearance between the fender and inner fender. I used a nut driver and 1/4 inch socket wrench with universal joints to get the little hex head screws out that hold the motor to the duct. Once I got all of the screws out, I pulled the motor out of the duct and set it inside the fender. I then had to remove the fan from the blower motor (took a lot of force to get it off after being stuck on there for over 30 years). The motor could then be worked out of the fender area into the engine compartment. It took me probably about two hours to remove the motor and duct...less time for just the motor. I've replaced both fenders before, and it's a total pain to remove them and then get everything lined back up again...this way you don't have to line anything back up, just replace the bolts you removed from the inner fender. Give my method a shot...if you can't get it to work, then you can remove the fender. Any other questions, let me know.
I had to replace the heater core on my 69 and the fan motor, wound up restoring the entire engine bay, dash and underneath the dash (fixed wires, etc) It is a hassle, but well worth it. My 69 z has the rough original paint (20/20, if you know what I mean) but I get the most thumbs up and people yelling at me when I drive it, making it all worth it. I have completely restored every thing on this car and just can't bring myself to repaint. By the way, when the car was coming down the assembly line, the was a HEATER CORE hanging from a string and GM built the car around it!!! Those of you that have replaced the heater core know what I mean.
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