Hey guys - just wanted to update this thread in case anyone else decides to do this type of install.
The installation was VERY easy. If you have the technical ability to change your cars spark-plugs; you can do this too. Once the shipment arrived i was pleased to find the following materials in the box:
1) motor and casing (since i bought the entire assembly)
2) 4 long threaded screws (to replace the current ones)
3) new power wire connector (to replace the current one)
4) rubber fitting with 2 clamps (which connects the inducer exhaust port to pipe of the flute)
5) o-ring style **adhesive** gasket (interfaces the draft housing to the back black plate)
6) instructional guide
I bought my assembly from Shorts HVAC, online. If you have questions about what is included in your package, just call them and ask. But i think most of the contents are pretty standard across the board.
I advise you to read the directions a few times before installing; then follow the instructions step by step.
I believe the only tool i used was a flat head screw driver - but no specialty tools are required.
Here is a couple items that came up during the install that the directions didn't actually make mention of:
1) the gasket was a sticker-type. i guess this would be pretty obvious to some, but you do indeed need to peel the 'wax-paper' off before mounting the gasket
2) make sure the spout coming off of the new rubber fitting is angled downwards, probably a 35 or 45 degrees angle. This enables any water to drip down the spout off the fitting, down the rubber hose and into your drain
3) CLEAN off the remains of the old gasket from the back plate before putting on the new one. You want the new gasket to have a good seal. Use some type of solution to remove the left-over glue from the previous gasket.
I suggest that if you don't already have any, buy a couple of AC wall-outlet CO detectors, which in my case cost about $80 including tax.
Plug one in at the top of your basement stairs, and another one in an upstairs bedroom; close to a hvac vent. This way, if you have a leak, you will be nearly guaranteed that the alarm will sound.
Even if you have the ceiling mounted CO detector, buy 2 (or at least 1) wall-mounted detectors anyways. CO fills up a room the same way that a liquid would; so its possible that by the time the ceiling CO detector senses the CO - it might already be too late! (especially if you are sleeping).
I have uploaded a picture of the old inducer before i removed it, and after. I also labeled the parts that came with the new package.