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Technical Alliance Vendor for Newport Engineering Wipers?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 51504bat, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,409

    51504bat
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Getting ready to upgrade to a Newport Engineering wiper assembly for my '54 Ranch Wagon. Does anyone know if there is an Alliance vendor that carries them or should I just order directly from Newport? Thanks.
     
  2. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
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    jaw22w
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    from Indiana

    I ordered mine direct from Newport Engineering. These have got to be the best wipers on the market. Quality stuff.
     
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  3. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 720

    AngleDrive
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Florida

    Go direct, I do, as most vendors won't discount them that much. Best made, just installed a set in a Model A.
     
  4. If they only made one for 32 sedan.:(
    Or am I missing something? 3W only?
     
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  5. Bill, they do make one for the '32, I ordered a single wiper from Gary at Cornhuskers. HRP
     
  6. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,409

    51504bat
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Going direct is always a good choice but I like to support the individual shop as well, especially if its an Alliance vendor. If everyone always goes direct the little vendors may go the way of the great while buffalo and then where would we all be when we need that one little part to finish a project? Yes, we can get it direct but shipping on a small part can be more than the part itself. Also, its the individual vendor that often times (but not always) has the knowledge and advice that is sometimes lacking straight from the manufacturer.
     
  7. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Hnstray
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    from Quincy, IL

    @51504bat Newport Engineering is a Mom & Pop business of the first order. There is no one who could/would be more knowledgeable about their products than Bob himself, as he designs these things.

    In addition to having purchased several of their units, I have been to their business and couldn't have asked for more accommodating people in helping answer a few questions I had.

    As for discounts, the units aren't really all that much money in the first place. Around $230 as I recall for the unit I bought a couple months ago. At that price, how much could they discount their product to a vendor in the first place, much less the vendor then having any significant margin to discount to a customer? "Not much" is the answer to that question. It's not like we are talking an item worth a couple thousand or more.

    Buy from whomever you prefer to deal with, Newport or one of their vendors, either way you'll get a great product.

    "Everybody knows the price of things, but do they know the value? "

    Ray
     
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  8. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    51504bat
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    I knew that Newport had a great rep so I was always going to go with them. Wasn't looking for the discount. Just trying to support the Alliance. The direct price and the price from other vendors is the same. Nice to know that Newport is a mom and pop business. I'll be placing an order next week for the unit, the arms, the blades, and the extender shaft so I can use the stock '54 switch.
     
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  9. I think I looked too and didn't find anyone. I ordered through Yogis (I think) on eBay, was a little cheaper and maybe quicker. I used it on the '56 panel, also found a delay switch on eBay and made the stock knob fit.
     
  10. OLDSMAN
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    I agree Newport Engineering is a class company. They are super people to work with, and have wipers to fit virtually any car out there
     
  11. Every vendor I've looked at has had them for the same price as Newport.
     
  12. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
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    rockable
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    When you call, you will likely speak to Linda (Mom). She is pretty knowledgeable and will take good care of you. I put their wiper arms on all my old cars, as the spring is strong enough to hold them down at 70 mph. A lot of the reproductions have wimpy springs and crappy blades.
     
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  13. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    @AngleDrive by chance do you have any pics of these installed from the inside. How much room did the motor take up and where does it sit in the header? Looking at options for putting wipers into a 6" chop 31 A coupe.
     
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  14. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    USED NEWPORT WIPERS IN MY 38 CHEVY TRUCK.FITTED WELL,GOOD PROPLE TO DEAL WITH.RETURN THE JIG AND GET A T-SHIRT SENT TO YOU.INTERNATIONAL NO PROBLEM.
     
  15. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    AngleDrive
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Florida

    I'll have to look tomorrow on Hobby Shop computer. I know it did not hang done below wood top rail. I remember drilling holes for the wiper pivots was not easy to get everything to line up.
     
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  16. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
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    Mimilan
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    I like the idea of supporting "mom and pop" type venders , so please give them a try.

    If the cant help just make your own. It will be more time consuming

    They use a marine wiper motor.

    The sweep and park can be adjusted. and there is L & RH versions of the motor also different shaft lengths
     
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  17. OLDSMAN
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    OLDSMAN
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    I was surprised they had wipers to fit my 48 Olds 98 convertible. Bob and his wife are class people. The wipers in my convertible work do nice, I bought mine with the intermittent option, I am totally happy with them.
     
  18. I actually got to meet Bob at the Nashville Swap Meet. He bought something from me and we talked for awhile about vintage sprints and midgets. Pretty cool.
     
  19. Weedburner 40
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    Weedburner 40
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    I have used Newport's kits in several cars and pickups, great products and people. I have had the pleasure of chatting with Bob on several occasions, especially about vintage midgets.
     
  20. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    panhead_pete
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    Has anyone got pics of one of these units installed in a Model A. Would like to see images of how instrusive it is.
    Thanks
    Pete
     
  21. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    AngleDrive
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Florida

    Sorry Pete, none on my shop computer. I will see if I can get a hold of my Hobby member and ask him to take some pics.
     
  22. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    panhead_pete
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    Thanks for checking @AngleDrive , appreciate you following up further on it too!
     
  23. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    One of the best thing I did to my 56. According to the instructions "not for the feint of heart" .. Not sure on a 54 but if you have problems putting in the screws that hold it in, get 2 longer ones and put them in the bracket from the top down making them into studs. Then put the star locks washers and nuts you need to supply on to the "studs" to hold the unit in. Takes 5 minutes instead of fighting putting the screws from the bottom while you're laying on your back. Mine was on a 56 but it might be the same...good luck.
     
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  24. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Hnstray
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    from Quincy, IL

    ^^^^^^^Good advice. Did this installing the unit in my ‘37 Chevy.......simplified the process for this fat fingered old guy.

    Ray
     
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  25. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    did the same wiith the 38 chevy
     
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  26. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
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    AngleDrive
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Florida

    Pete, Best he could do, if you need more I can get them next week. modela.newport3.JPG modela.newport2.JPG modela.newport1.JPG
     
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  27. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
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    its a pity they don't offer a black powder coated wiper option and black powder coated screws !not everyone is into shiney reflective wipers etc.a small criticism in a quality kit.
     
  28. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
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    @AngleDrive Thanks so MUCH! Just what I needed to see. Once again thanks.
     

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