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Old 10-14-2019, 06:42 AM
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Wiper Motor issue

I'm putting my 69 Camaro back onto the street. Currently my car does not have a wiper motor. My issue is, on my 496, I have tall fabricated valve covers
and I'm pretty positive and stock wiper motor will not have the clearance to bolt to the firewall.
I looked at other wiper motors and refuse to pay over $500 for a motor from Detroit Speed. There is another motor that sells for around half of that and will clear my covers but that still seems like a lot of money.
Does anyone know of any wiper motor retrofits or modifications that might work on a 67-69 Camaro that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?
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I used one of these to fab a conversion for a vacuum wiper. Shaft is splined to fit arm direct. Reciprocating action is adjustable sweep. I used a shaft collar to clamp on the spline, arm fastened to shaft collar.


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Thanks for both of the replies.
The S10 motor modification I have seen before. I'm a member on that site and the one thing about that is, he claims to have made internal wiring modifications but doesn't say what they were and then it goes on to say they both guys are not on that site much anymore.
I might have to bring that thread back out from the dark to see if anyone has more details about it.
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rain-x is your friend

my 58 truk had a working electric wiper motor, but i've never used the wipers, just rain-x
i eventually removed the wiper arms as the pass side was destroyed going thru the car wash dryer
with our short cruising season in Michigan i frequently drive in rain
i use rain-x on my dd too, get original rain-x not the washer additive
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Rain X and fog X are your friend.

Until you start hitting bugs. Then your constantly stopping to get the bugs off.

Been there done that. You need wipers if your doing anything more then driving it for more then a couple hours a month.


I understand that you dont want to go with the $550 one. But the $300 option is not a horrible option. It is basically a bolt in and made for ease. Now you also need to remember that this thing is new. Even a s10 one is going to run you close to $100 when your done with it.

In my younger days I would have tore apart a s10 one from a junkyard and spent a weekend playing with it then fabricating mounts if nothing was available.
But if something is available then that engineering is done. They are making around $150 on that $300 unit. But you know it is proven. Your not engineering the thing 3 or 4 times before you get it right.

There are times when you just need to bite the bullet. Read the reviews and do a bit of homework. But if the product is a quality product then I have no issue to pay to save both headaches and time.
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