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has anyone come up with a idea for a cheaper windsheild wiper motor for tri 5 the electric motors they offer are from 150 to 250 i think that a little hig hfor wipers anyone ever find out wat other motors would work instead of the vacume wiper motor?????
 

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my own design

I used a small wiper motor from a Ford Bronco with self park, Made my own adapter bracket to mount to the firewall then used bearing shaft lock collars to make arms and welded. attached this to the stock transmissions with set screws in the collar, same type adapter to the motor. conected the two with threaded rod and heim joints for adjustment and set to go. No cables no Vacumn, Total investment about 60 dollars.
 

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I believe an old school trick is to find a mid to late 50's Caddy and get the electric wiper motor from it. Should mount the same, but i'm not 100% sure.
 

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I would guess that the current high prices for the passenger car wiper motors is due in part because they are the same for the C1 Corvette's except for the steel ID plate which is easy to swap. I guess the Corvette guys have driven the prices up in their search for these motors. If you have one there is a guy in Calif who rebuilds and restores them.

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I used a small wiper motor from a Ford Bronco with self park, Made my own adapter bracket to mount to the firewall then used bearing shaft lock collars to make arms and welded. attached this to the stock transmissions with set screws in the collar, same type adapter to the motor. conected the two with threaded rod and heim joints for adjustment and set to go. No cables no Vacumn, Total investment about 60 dollars.
Great ingenuity 2nd56 :):tu
 

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I would look on e-bay. I got one recently for about 105.00. Works great not that I plan to run my car in the rain. All that was needed was the plastic slide for the switch. About 10.00 from any tri-five dealer. Look for a unrestored one. A little grease and dirt on it will help keep the price down a bit. Jim
 

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I bought a marine setup for my 55. Stainless cover and easy wiring for 35.00 liked it so much I bought 2. Got it on e-bay out of Florida but can't remember where:confused0006:
 

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A PO installed one from New Port Engineering on my car.
Only issue I have is I can't get it to park in the right place.
I've adjusted the screw back and forth and it still parks in the same (wrong) place.
Maybe I'm not adjusting the right screw, but I can only see one that looks like an adjustment. :confused0006:
You can see how compact it is here.

Other than that, I like it. It's smaller than the factory one and is not in the way of the dizzy.
 

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Thing is, a rebuilt stocker or a Newport motor are within a few $ of a Rain Gear unit, which completely replaces the motor and the wiper transmissions. Much better for a modified car.

So that gets you back to adapting if you're wanting to save money.
 

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If you call 150 to 200 bucks "a few $".
If I was doing a frame off or even just an interior gut, I'd consider Raingear.
If your wiper transmissions are good (many on these old cars are just plain worn out, I know) A rebuilt stocker, New Port or some other brand of retrofit motor is still cheaper and easier to replace.
No muss and little fuss (some wiring if you have vacuum now).
Remove the old one and screw on the new one.
What year(s) Bronco are you talking about 2nd56?
That could be a viable solution. Probably find those easier than the 50s Caddy motor.
 

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jeffs55;467416]A PO installed one from New Port Engineering on my car.
Only issue I have is I can't get it to park in the right place.
I've adjusted the screw back and forth and it still parks in the same (wrong) place.
Maybe I'm not adjusting the right screw, but I can only see one that looks like an adjustment. :confused0006:
You can see how compact it is here.

Other than that, I like it. It's smaller than the factory one and is not in the way of the dizzy.

Hey jeffs55,
not to change the subject but I noticed in the picture of your car a low profile radiator? Looks real clean and out of the way!!:party0031:
What make is it and what was the price if you don't mid me asking.:)

TV
 

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Hey jeffs55,
not to change the subject but I noticed in the picture of your car a low profile radiator? Looks real clean and out of the way!!:party0031:
What make is it and what was the price if you don't mid me asking.:)

TV
Sorry, no idea. It was in the car when I bought it.
Pretty sure it's NOT a PRC.
It keeps the engine cool though.
Here's another view of it if anyone wants to take a guess.


I need to make a cover for the top. It's not very pretty.
 

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I used a small wiper motor from a Ford Bronco with self park, Made my own adapter bracket to mount to the firewall then used bearing shaft lock collars to make arms and welded. attached this to the stock transmissions with set screws in the collar, same type adapter to the motor. conected the two with threaded rod and heim joints for adjustment and set to go. No cables no Vacumn, Total investment about 60 dollars.
Would like to see more info and photos from 2nd56
 

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I 2nd that. :tu
 

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Labor Day weekend. Everyone is off visiting and cooking out.
'cept me, I'm working on my car.:party0031:
Tomorrow, we're going to my sister's for a cookout.
I'll give him 'til Tuesday. :D
 

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any info on this subject yet ....all i need is to hook up the heat in my car and wipers .....
 
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