I have a 1959 Ford F100 with a wiper transmission issue. Everything is in good order except the nylon bushings on the arms of the transmission. There is just some wobble where they fit on the motor clevis, which should be expected after 50 yrs. Any ideas, help on changing them out before I'm forced to make an upgrade on wiper? I don't see any way of getting them out without busting them all up?
Al; Welcome to the orphanage! Your timing on this question is good, as I was cleaning my wiper assembly up today in preparation for reinstallation. I was looking at the pivot points and decided they were in good condition. However the cam on my drive output shaft is worn to the point that I may not be able to adjust the park feature(looks like the adjustment was maxed). Maybe one our buddies here will have the source of parts for both our wiper problems
Now to answer your question, I think if you would go to a hobby store you could purchase some small bushing/tubing and sleeve your nylon pivots.
Just a thought!
I would be interested in your remedy to this problem.
Thanks for both replies. I will work on pics. Not sure if I am able to post attachments. Also, Wally I had thought about some type of nylon sleeves and washers. Just because the orginal are a one piece bushing I don't think they have to go back in that way. Have to find the right inside and outside diameters on the same sleeve.
I have a 1959 Ford F100 with a wiper transmission issue. Everything is in good order except the nylon bushings on the arms of the transmission. There is just some wobble where they fit on the motor clevis, which should be expected after 50 yrs. Any ideas, help on changing them out before I'm forced to make an upgrade on wiper?
I don't see any way of getting them out without busting them all up?l
Pictures? I don't need to see any, because I know exacty what the problem is.
Ford did not supply the bushings, were only available with the wiper transmission arms. The way they are installed, it's impossible to remove them without breaking them.
This is not only the case with 1957/60's, but with most other FoMoCo vehicles as well.
There is no EZ fix, if there's a fix at all, because...where will you find a bushing that will work?
The only choice you have, is the same choice people had back then. Replace the arms.
Are the wipers vacuum or electric? The arms are not the same!
Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 Trucks ~ 1928/89 Passenger Cars.
[IMG]The only choice you have, is the same choice people had back then. Replace the arms.[/IMG]
Bill has a point, I'm not sure its your only choice! But if you would rather spend money and avoid the challenge of rebuilding your bushings.
You could search the net for part #s
These are the part numbers for the right and left arms of the electric wiper assembly. At about 25.00 each, thats only about a dollar a year for 50 year service life
Yes it is unusual to see prices but sometimes they do.
Description: Seller: Miller Obsolete Parts View Profile
Price: $25.00 Phone: Show Phone Number
Quantity: 3 Email: Send Seller Email Inquiry
Condition: New / New Old Stock (NOS) Location: Binghamton, New York Map & Directions
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