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#1169649 Thu Jun 16 2016 02:33 AM
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It's raining in ontario . Just curious as my wipers are not the greatest .anyone take apart a vacuumed wipermotor and are they repairable . My wipers work very slowly and get stuck right in the middle of the window I have to reach under dash and pull on the wipers arm to help it along .I greased up the joints and it helped a bit and my fuel pump is a regular pump does not have the assist for the wipers on it . Wondering how does other trucks wipers work for fellow bolters.


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KEVINSKI #1169660 Thu Jun 16 2016 03:20 AM
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Mine was totally seized. I opened it up and cleaned out the old hard grease. the leather paddle wasn't too worn so I greased it all up with Vaseline and put it back together. Works great now in the bench test. I added the vacuum pump type fuel pump to get the most out of it.


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KEVINSKI #1169662 Thu Jun 16 2016 03:38 AM
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Not original, if that is what you are going for, but I switched mine of electric. There are lots of conversion kits out there and mine works well.


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KEVINSKI #1169668 Thu Jun 16 2016 03:56 AM
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I guess it won't hurt to take it apart ,maybe even I will take apart my spare that is different anyway to see how it works and then try the one on my truck.if all else fails maybe even look into a electric wiper but looks like I would have to go to 12 volt.


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KEVINSKI #1169673 Thu Jun 16 2016 04:03 AM
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A 6V electric motor was an option in 1954. I have one in my Suburban.


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KEVINSKI #1169767 Thu Jun 16 2016 09:59 PM
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If you can find a "tomato can", put that on your truck and plumb it in the vacuum port. That will give you extra vacuum to assist running your wiper motor.


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KEVINSKI #1169771 Thu Jun 16 2016 10:18 PM
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Lots of options thanks I will keep a eye open for a 6 volt electric and will try cleaning the vacuum motor and won't cost anything to put a tomato can in the line thanks again


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KEVINSKI #1169858 Fri Jun 17 2016 06:15 AM
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"Tomato can" is slang for the cannister that was attached on the inner fender with an "in" and "out" for vacuum lines. It was called that due to it resembling a large tomato juice can.

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KEVINSKI #1169874 Fri Jun 17 2016 12:57 PM
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I took mine apart and cleaned and that was 8 years ago and it's still working.Check out what I did on my pics under tico cleaning hope it will help.


Pete



KEVINSKI #1169894 Fri Jun 17 2016 03:02 PM
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the motor is pretty easy to take apart, clean, and relube. It should work better once doing that, although not as good as an electric motor. I had vacuum wipers on my Willys wagon. Drove it as a daily driver (in Seattle, known for rain!) and wheeled all over with it. I never got around to installing electric in the 18 years we had it. I did clean and re-lube the wiper motor a couple times though.


Mike

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