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Old 10-29-2011, 09:41 PM
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Wiper options?

Hi guys, I am kinda new here. I have looked around a bit but havent found much of anything helpful. My 1960 has those crappy vacuum wipers that just barely work. What are my options for making them work better or for going electric ? TIA
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several places sell the electric motor such as LMC truck, but they are not cheap. You will need a switch as well obviously.
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1957/60's were available with optional electric w/shield wipers, but the only parts that are the same as used with vacuum wipers, are...the wiper arms and blades.

Everything else is different...including the wiper pivots.
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Welcome, Rusting-Nuts(?)-Have you seen a doctor about that,LOL!?

Sounds like your best bet is to find a donor truck and take every part related to the wipers,including the switch,and any wiring harness.

A while back,NumberDummy found that Greene Sales in Cincinnatti Oh. had a bunch of the wiper motors,if you need a new one.I'm gonna get one for my parts shelf.

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1957/60's were available with optional electric w/shield wipers, but the only parts that are the same as used with vacuum wipers, are...the wiper arms and blades.

Everything else is different...including the wiper pivots.
That would explain where I am with my wipers. I am trying to use a Vac motor with the linkage and pivot arms from a truck that had an electric motor!

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Well guys, thanks for the replys. spurredon looks like we are kinda in the same boat but I am really looking for the cheap fix. Green sales is only 20 min from my house but they are kinda proud of some of those old parts. I guess I wll keep an eye out for some used parts. Number Dummy you are "The Man" this place would be lost without you! ibuzzard thanks for the welcome. Ya know I did ask the doc about that. He said either lay off the Cheetos or the porno. Anyway Thanks Guys now I know what I'm looking for.

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IIRC I purchased a N.O.S. motor, switch, and wiring harness from Job Lot Automotive. Yes, it was pricey. The pivots and linkage are the same, however there is a different arm that goes between the linkage and the motor (vacuum motor goes back and forth/electric motor rotates). Dennis Carpenter has those arms available (B6Q-17542-A, $20) as well as motors and conversion kits. The conversion was probably the single best thing I've ever done to my truck.

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I put an aftermarket motor + switch etc in my 58 and it works fine. Although I live in Calif and mostly don't drive it much in the rain, but the times I have it works great. Of course the kit doesn't come with the "connecting rods? (whatever they're called) that attach to the wiper motor and connect to the wipers themselves-So you'd still need that stuff. and suppose maybe you have that.

I looked through my build notes and don't see the the actual paperwork but it appears the same as the one in the current Sacramento Vintage Ford Book p/n 8192-1 1956-60 $175.

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