Thomas flat front FE, so it has the swing out doors the wipers are mounted on. The arms are all pretty buggered up so that when I turn on the wiper, it works until I am driving, then it wraps around the side of the bus. Pull over, put it back where it belongs, repeat until give up and stop driving. Rain X works a treat in rain, but doesn't do a thing for snow.
I am leaving for a long trip on the 2nd, and I forgot about the wipers, and that it might still be snowing in some of the areas I will pass through. Short of buying new parts, what other vehicles used similar mechanisms that I might scavenge the assembly from?
I was bleeding the brakes after replacing hydraulic lines, and one of the bleeders busted right off.
I was pretty discouraged today. It's a front wheel. I bought a large hydraulic 12 ton bottle jack, but haven't gotten the front wheel off yet. I figured I am going to have to remove the entire caliper, and go find a replacement, because I also broke the easy out in the hole, and then the drill bit walked a bit, and I removed the threads too.
All this on the LAST one, the others weren't too bad. I did replace a lot of lines though.
I hate going to the place that sells bus and truck parts here in Lansing, because everything is SO expensive. I can't even imagine what a new caliper will cost. Guessing $500.
Any thoughts on taking the wheel off? Anything special to know?
Closest truck wreckers are an hour away. I was figuring to load up the caliper, a wiper mechanism in my motorcycle box, and head there tomorrow and try to find parts.