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  • Original Electric Wiper Needs Repair

    Wimps need not apply. LOL
    Actually there might be some usable parts on this. I bought a powerhouse generator once that looked almost as bad, and I was able to save everything except the broken brush holder, brushes, and rear cover.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1928-1929-M....c100290.m3507

  • #2
    I am brave, but I think this one is gone. Best you could hope for is parts in the transmission being good enough to repair another wiper motor. Rod
    "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

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    • #3
      Evaporust to save the day!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rowdy View Post
        I am brave, but I think this one is gone. Best you could hope for is parts in the transmission being good enough to repair another wiper motor. Rod
        That's what I was thinking also. Might get lucky and save the base, or at least the brass ground strap.

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        • #5
          FWIW:

          I have a few original electric wipers that actually work ...... as well as a little bit better 1930's odd looking repo by some unknown manufacturer.

          These old wipers appear very helpful as ornaments just in case one encounters an accident on a rainy day when you might probably avoid being charged by a jury with driving an 85+ year old Model A in the rain "without" a windshield wiper.

          As mentioned often for safety, fresh "Rain-X" on a clean Model A windshield works great with the vintage wiper set on OFF.

          I never tried an experimental "happy" dog standing on my Model A hood with a windshield wiper attached to his wagging tail; but I think this may be a noticeable improvement to my vintage electric wipers ...... but the jury would not find this acceptable to be driving "without" a Model A windshield wiper.

          Hope this helps someone to maybe consider installing a vintage Model A windshield ornament to help avoid jury conviction for risking driving in the rain without this vintage windshield ornament.
          Last edited by H. L. Chauvin; 12-20-2017, 04:23 PM. Reason: typo

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          • #6
            The Heinze electric wiper on my very early '29 Tudor worked good. Car was originally from Wisconsin must not have driven it in the rain much!

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            • Rowdy
              Rowdy commented
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              The Heinze wiper I have that still has about 70% original paint seems to be strong. The OD wipers I have had in the past did not seem as strong. Time will tell as I am a longs ways from having the opportunity to drive in the rain. Rod

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