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Technical What are you using for a wiper setup on your Model A Tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cliff Ramsdell, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
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    Hi all,
    What are you guys running for a wiper setup on your Model A closed cars?

    Most of the motor and blade assemblies say that you won’t be able to open the windshield with their setup and the good ones are almost $300.00

    So, what are you running??

    Thanks,
    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  2. AngleDrive
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  4. 2935ford
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    In my '29 Coupe.......the standard 6v universal setup. Just getting ready to install it.
     
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  5. manyolcars
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    I learned that I dont need a wiper on my avatar. Rain rarely gets on the top half of the glass
     
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  6. AVater
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    I just use an old Model A wiper motor with a voltage reducer so it melds with the 12 volt system in the vehicle. Seems to work ok but I keep a spare in my “parts department”.
     
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  7. J'st Wandering
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    As stated, rain-x. Never have had a problem. Use it on the A's and a '35. I also have one of those hokey manual ones. Good conversation piece.
     
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  8. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Don’t have anything right now. Have used rain X in the past with mixed results and I have a bottle in the car but most states require a wiper.

    @manyolcars i hadn’t thought about that fact, interesting. I have considered the hand wiper to meet the letter of the law but was looking for other choices.

    The speedway as well as the high end one I have also looked at but some of the catalogs like Snyder’s and Mac’s say that the cheap motors won’t let the window open and I love the air from that so if that’s the choice then it’s rain x and a hand wiper. Still taking input and pics of your setup using the more cost effective choices. ;)

    Thanks,
    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  9. Gray Ford
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    I remember an article on putting wipers in a Model A using a VW Bug assembly.... I cant seem to find anything on it now... It is a nice small unit in both 6 & 12 volt...Multiple speeds & self parking....
     
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  10. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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    I don't understand the can't open windshield problem. I am using an American Bosch wiper motor. Has 2 speeds and hooked to an intermittent switch I ordered from www.LeisureLectronics.biz. You can probably find the motor if you google American Bosch. Got mine from a buddy who hoards stuff. Back in the 70's, my home town was home to a bunch of trailer/ RV factories and my wiper motor was surplus inventory. It hangs a bit low but I can live with that since it is a great motor.
     
  11. 27 Tall T
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    Newport ,works with windshield out, duel wipers , two speed .works great It is not cheap
     
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  13. Canuck
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    Used one marketed by Vintique, chrome housing with Park, no switch. Got one with a 5" long threaded mounting shaft and trimmed to length. Mounted it thru the header bar above the windshield. Outside bezel made from a aluminum alternator spacer. When at park the blade sat above the windshield frame. Still worked even with the windshield tipped out.
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  14. Stephen Barrett
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    I'm just going to get one of these. $25.99 on eBay. s-l1600.jpg
     
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  15. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Do you have an outside pic of the finished product?

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  16. Canuck
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    Best I can do of the finished install:
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  17. Headlight wiper off an older volvo works.
     
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