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I recently learned from a member that the cars had a fibrous element in the mechanical coupling where the electric wiper motor drives the drum shaft assembly. Without that element there is 1/16" slop between the coupling members which can be noisy as well as ultimately being destructive. Does anyone know of a good substitute for that element? I am assuming it would have to be somewhat compressible and no more than 1/32" thick. This photo shows the two halves of the coupling and the extra space between the two.
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That is the first time I've ever seen that part. I had envisioned a center hole to clear the weld and at least one hole on the side for the tang. I have some black cow hide that might be ok for this. I had also thought about red rubber gasket material. If it boils down to what I have on hand it will be the cow hide. What do you suppose the original material was? Whatever, it was long gone on my car leaving no trace. Speaking of tangs, the edges on my part are worn pretty badly. I'm contemplating hitting both sides of the tang with my mig and then grinding it back down to the same width as at the base. For my welding skill level that is going to be a challenge.
 

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All I'm seeing is 0.010" thick. I suppose you could triple stack it. It might be easier to bend than 1/32" thick fish paper.
 

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I ordered some 0.010" fish paper today. When it gets here I'll experiment to see how many thicknesses it will take. I believe I can overlay a few layers with gorilla glue and press the two coupling halves together while the glue is fresh. After a few hours it will set in the shape of your old one. I can trim it later. Bill, you need to hold on to that one. It's kinda like a dinosaur.
 

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Amazing that it lasted that long. I've seen the part in ads for wiper motors. On one site it was called a Fiber Cover. However I have not found any being offered for sale. I sent emails out to three places asking if they have that part available separately without having to buy the whole motor. I'll update if I get any responses.
 

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I'm not sure what Garlock material is. If it is the material they use in bolted pipe flange connections it is tough stuff.
 

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I looked it up online. Garlock makes several different types of gasket material.
 
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