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Old 08-22-2008, 09:10 PM
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Hi. I am building a 37 Ford Tudor Deluxe. It has two holes for wipers, but I have none. I am looking for a affordable wiper kit for the 37.. I would like it electric, with either 2-speeds, or delay.. Thanks.. Al

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I'm looking for the same thing for my 46 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup. Let's see some experience with the available wiper kits on the market.

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Newport Engineering in Washington MO sells kits for the more popular cars. 37 Ford I'm sure 46 pickup-don't know.
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Looked up Newport. If I only needed one wiper it would work great. I have nothing up there. I think the only thing up there is a rotted rubber hose. I have no arms or anything else besides the two holes in the roof. I need both to work in tandam not have two seprate switches..
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I think I found the kit to buy. it is a Specialty Power WWK-21. Has anyone ever installed one of these before??
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Where did you find this kit?
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I think I found the kit to buy. it is a Specialty Power WWK-21. Has anyone ever installed one of these before??

I've installed at least 20.

The install is pretty easy, once you pick your placement. The kit can be set up for either center or outboard park, wipers can wing in opposite rotation or swinging the same way, and the sweep is adjustable. The easiest way to install it in a car with a hinged windshield or with wiper shaft holes above the windshield is to get the long cable version. That way you can mount the drive mechanism in the rear quarter panel and run the cable up over the doors. You can also run the drive cable down the inside of the windshield pillar and mount the drive in the cowl.


The only problem that I have with the kit is that the cable drive is a little noisy. Also, the aluminum tube cable housing that is supplied with the kit is really soft, and the attachment point at the drive needs to be reinforced, or else the tube can come out. Sometimes I use 3/8 steel tube for the initial run.


Other than that, the kit is a good universal setup.


The service at Specialty Power Windows is good, the parts are of high quality, they buy stuff made in the USA wherever possible.


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Thanks.. Easy to follow instructions?? I already have the two holes overhead. I was going to mount the motor in the front kick panel. I am not going to install any speakers there, and it would be easy to get to.. Al
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Thanks.. Easy to follow instructions?? I already have the two holes overhead. I was going to mount the motor in the front kick panel. I am not going to install any speakers there, and it would be easy to get to.. Al

Easy to follow? If I can figure them out they must be easy.

Be aware that the motor plate and motor is over 3" thick, so you may want to put it in the front of the cowl sides. You may still need the long cable version.


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I do have alot of room under the dash for it. I am not going to have AC for now. Don't really need it in Northern Minnesota. Just for a few days. How much of a bend can you put in that cable?? I know there is a 72" version, and a 144".. If I got the 144".. Would I be able to coil it up?? Al
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The cable housing can be bent to a minimum radius of 3". I think that is where some of the noise comes from, when the cable has to make a sharp bend. Some of the units I've installed with lazy bends in the cable housing, those don't make as much noise.

The cable housing and cable can be trimmed to length easily.

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