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Customs Electric wiper kit only covers 7" path - 53 GMC Pickup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by logic2, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. logic2
    Joined: Nov 10, 2013
    Posts: 73

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    I have a 53 GMC 5-Window (2 piece glass) LS Custom with Electric wipers.

    The wipers do work but they barely cover about 7-10" of the window glass from Left to Right (MAX). Looks like they should be covering about 15"or so...

    Is there an adjustment that fixes this issue ?
    Has anyone else experienced this problem ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike,
    North Texas
     
  2. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
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    whose wiper kit?
     
  3. logic2
    Joined: Nov 10, 2013
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    It came with the truck. I'll crawl under and see if I can see any identifying marks.
     
  4. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
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    Bob Lowry

    I have a '54 3100 with electric wiper conversion and the blades are only 11" long, so compared to the
    total glass area, I guess you could say it is small. Especially if you're comparing it to the new factory cars.
     

  5. squirrel
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    take pictures....
     
  6. CME1
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
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    I have installed several , Newport Engineering , electric windshield wiper kits, on different model car's. I have almost every time had to adjust the coverage. With this brand , it is a very easy job to do.
     
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  7. logic2
    Joined: Nov 10, 2013
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    Interesting...
    How do you adjust coverage ?
    Is there an adjustment on the Cam / Rotating Arm ?

    Thanks in advance,
    Mike
     
  8. Mimilan
    Joined: Jun 13, 2019
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    Newport wipers use a "Marine wiper" motor.
    You can pull the cover off and change the "sweep" by moving the crank pin further out [or in] on the gear wheel.
    You can also reverse the contact plate on the wheel, so it parks either left or right.
     
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