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Old 04-17-2006, 12:09 PM
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MG and Jaguar units, as well as most Austins, are easy to modify. These units have posts that clamp to a cable. The cable has ridges that mesh with a gear on the base of the post. It works like a rack and pinion -- the cable is the rack. The motor has a round piece on the shaft with the end of the cable mounted on the edge and the shield mounted on the motor body. As the round piece turns, the cable goes in and out. The motor mounts to one side, not the center. The posts can be removed and turned upside down to make the wipers move to and away from each other (like many vacuum systems) instead of side to side. The only problem might be getting a cable long enough, though that sholdn't be a big problem with late 30s vehicles. The cables are easy to shorten. I've seen systems transferred from mid 80s Jaguar XJ6s and even from a Nash Metropolitan (license built for Nash by Austin).
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