Thanks Daniel, I took my blower out again today (mine is under the dash) and noticed that the motor is dragging too, squeeky bearing gonna get oiled too. I'll try my local NAPA, they seem to be able to come up with many of my "odd-ball" projects. I'll let ya know how it comes out. I even thought about hitting the juck yard where I once worked.
1991 300SE (my ride, 279,000 miles, looks almost new
1954 Cadillac (21 yo son's car, he bought when age 15)
1972 SeaBird 19 ft runabout (old but solid, slant six, Volvo sterndrive perfect condition, undergoing complete overhaul and refit)
1998 Toyota Rav4 (my sons daily driver when he is in the Continental US, PROUDLY serving in US Navy)