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Old 12-08-2012, 12:25 PM   #331
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Yup Tango, that is exactly what it is--a Lucas (AKA "Home By Dark") Electric. It looks exactly like the one in my Morris Minor. You can still get parts for it cheap enough. If you get a chance shoot me a pic of the motor and I can confirm the LE.

I like the split window in your bus and probably should split mine but it is just one more thing to do. I'll be sorry I didn't the first time I have to replace the windshield.

I'll get the year and model of the Caravan I took the wiper mechanism from so you'll have it for reference. The features I liked about it include the 90 degree relationship of shaft to base, the nylon like plastic housing which will be easy to seal with silicone and the fact that the whole drive mechanism (not the motor probably) will fit in the two inch space between the roof plys. I'll post a pic of the old and new Whitney wiper.

Now that I thought of it, the horse shoe just appeared propped on the windshield frame one day. No one seems to know how it got there . It is now secured by a blob of Bondo and will stay until the glass is replaced. Jack

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Old 12-08-2012, 06:57 PM   #332
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Nice compact looking motors. Do they have any speed or intermittent options?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:11 PM   #333
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Tango, the wiper motors are single speed but you could use a dimmer rheostat like in the cluster light portion of most 12 volt Chevys to control on/off and speed. I use one of those headlamp switches to control my tiny "N" guage railway layout (12V).

I have two new units and one used wiper arm if you need them. Having drilled three big holes in the roof of my bus today, I AM going to make the three wiper thing work--no matter how long it takes etc. etc. etc! The three wipers sort of give the bus the "unibrow" look, but I'll learn to like it Ha.

I just remembered, the Dodge Caravan is '95/'96.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #334
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Cool! I will definitely check out the Caravan sets...thanx!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:37 AM   #335
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first, my dad's 35 chevy bus that we used when i was a kid had vacuum wipers, as they would stop when he was going up a hill..(just like my 49 chevy ones now), and 2nd, festiva wiper assys can also be used and are easily mounted.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:59 AM   #336
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Hey '49, Thanks for the info. We always had Chevys when I was a kid and they still had vaccuum wipers ('till the new body in '55 I think). Although we didn't have it, there was an optional wiper that used both engine vaccuum and a vaccuum source as part of the fuel pump.

You did get me wondering why my bus didn't have vaccuum wipers like your dads then I remembered that my bus started out as a Ford when I bought it and I transfered its Superior body to the '35 Chevy. I'll have to research the Ford line to see what they did.

The only pic I could find of my '35 Chevy shows a single wiper over the drivers side but I don't think there was one on the right. I remember taking the wood frame cab apart because I saved the wood from the dash to use in the bus but I don't recall a wiper motor--dosen't mean there wasn't one I've forgotten though. Jack

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #337
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I think Ford was still using vacuum wipers into the 50's I know our 1950 pickup had them. My 55 car did, but I'm pretty sure my 56 was electric. It must been, the cam I had in it wouldn't have made much vacuum.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #338
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Like the rest of the "old guys" here, I recall living with vacuum wipers less than fondly too. My dad's '48 Chevy sedan would make a pass in one direction, then have to wait/rest there for a long count until it built up enough suck to get'em moving again. Never could see squat when rain was coming down.
And no choice but electric on my bus without adding a special suck pump...diesels don't do vacuum.

Anybody who thinks "the good old days" were all that great...likely wasn't there.
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then have to wait/rest there for a long count until it built up enough suck to get'em moving again.
You could always let off of the throttle to get vacuum then get on it again. You couldn't have both,
you could accelerate or see where you were going.
If you had something souped up you could go fast, but not in the rain.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:40 AM   #340
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Hey Jack --- speaking of wipers...I went to a Swap Meet over the weekend and a fellow there was selling new versions of the cable drive system that someone installed in my bus. He made the mistake of having an operating set wired up that demonstrated how well they (don't) work.

Just what I need... a cheap Chinese copy of some already poor English engineering.
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