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Old 01-23-2009, 02:27 PM
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what kind of wiper motor for a 51 chevy pick-um-up

what kind of wiper motor have you guys used on you chevy trucks? looking for something i can get out of a wrecking yard. if i can retro fit something to work and it saves me $100, i consider that a success!
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On my 51 Ford pickup, I used a VW bug wiper motor and arms....just had to shorten the cross arm a bit.
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do a google search (images) i dont thnik chevy changed there wiper motors that much. any older model chevy should work.u won't need delay any delay speeds just fast and slow
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I have to tell you, I rebuilt my vacuum motor and it works "too fast". I actually have to turn the control down to slow it. Just oiling the original motor thru the air hole will many times get them working. It is like a cylinder without lube in it, the rings wouldn't seal. You wiper motor has a leather like flap that runs along the inside of the body, if it is dry, it won't work. Put something like tranny fluid or thin 3in1 or something like that will get them going almost every time.

I like the "puufff, oohhhh, puuuffff, oooohhh, puufff" sound of the vacuum wipers myself.

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There is a company called Newport engineering and they make a electric motor replacement for old cars and trucks that used vacuum drives. It was a little expensive, but it fit perfect and works great with two speeds. I have had one for over Ten years and no problems.
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There is a company called Newport engineering and they make a electric motor replacement for old cars and trucks that used vacuum drives. It was a little expensive, but it fit perfect and works great with two speeds. I have had one for over Ten years and no problems.
i have an under dash brake pedal so all the stock mounting brackets are gone.
i'am trying to find a wiper motor that has the same motion as the stock one, a motor i can find out of a junk yard.

does anyone know what kind of car had an electric wiper motor that does not spin but rocks back and forth like the original wiper motor from my chevy truck?
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The motor in any wiper assembly is going to just spin......the ones that rock back and forth have a gearbox attached that makes it do this........Like I said in post #2...I adapted a VW bug wiper assembly to my 51 Ford.......Any junkyard piece you find will likely need some fab work.
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There is a company called Newport engineering and they make a electric motor replacement for old cars and trucks that used vacuum drives. It was a little expensive, but it fit perfect and works great with two speeds. I have had one for over Ten years and no problems.
I just installed one of these in my '58 Biscayne. It fit perfectly, & works awesome! I ordered the delay option for mine. We get a lot of drizzle in Washington State. Works great! Expensive, but hey, my car's a driver...
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i have an under dash brake pedal so all the stock mounting brackets are gone.
i'am trying to find a wiper motor that has the same motion as the stock one, a motor i can find out of a junk yard.

does anyone know what kind of car had an electric wiper motor that does not spin but rocks back and forth like the original wiper motor from my chevy truck?
It's been a while, but I remember an old-car guy telling me a story about using a rear hatch wiper motor out of a Honda Civic ( and this would be an '80s application) to replace a vacuum motor.
Does this ring any bells for anyone?
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