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 Post subject: Electric Wipers
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:15 pm 

Joined: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:46 am
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Location: Austin, Texas
1954 Ford wiper motor change to electric

Rear wiper motor from 1978-1980 Jeep Cherokee (not Grand Cherokee).
This motor has almost he same degree sweep as the vacuum motor. Just a few degrees less. This conversion requires no modifications to the car but will require some fabrication – a plate to mount the motor and an arm to mount wiper arms to.

It is important that the motor be installed with the driveshaft centered between the mount holes for the old vacuum motor. If not this will cause wiper actuation to be different for each wiper.

I purchased a used motor but new ones are available from Amazon – about $45. Original motors were made in France – new motors are from China. Both are metric and identical.

These motors feature constant run and park mode. I have not yet found a switch that will do this.

Just a slight change in the position of the motor can have an effect on the wiper position. Use the vacuum motor as a guide to exactly position the new motor.There are several possible adjustments.
1. The position of the wiper on the external post.
2. The position of the actuating arm on the motor
3. The location of the attach holes on the actuating arm.
4. It may take a little trial and error to get it where you want.

I have six pages of pics and instructions on how to do this. If you are interested I can email these to you - send me a message at "nochrome@aol.com".

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