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Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T #1317552 Sat Jul 13 2019 02:00 AM
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Bicounty Offline OP
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I have a 1950 1/2 T. I have the stock vacuum wipers. I have old Tico arm and wanted to replace them with new arms and blades. So I ordered up a set of aftermarket arms and blades. They arrive and look nice and shiny. Only problem is I can’t get them to slide far enough down the wiper post to get the little clip to snap and hold the arm on. I manhandled it so much that the knurled shaft came off of one of the post assemblies . So I had to take the post out to reassemble the wiper post and repeen the post. I just hope it holds. Any way I need a good set of arms. It shouldn’t be rocket science. Has any one found a good supplier for wiper arms?

Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1317564 Sat Jul 13 2019 03:42 AM
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Gord&Fran Offline
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I had the same experience. The arms came from "Counterpart Automotive". The springs bent out of shape when I installed the arms making them useless. The arms are jammed onto the posts now - if I have to take them off it will be fun.


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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1317806 Mon Jul 15 2019 07:18 PM
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Fox Offline
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Mine too. Junk.


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Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1317812 Mon Jul 15 2019 07:46 PM
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kades51 Offline
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Anco 20-11 wipers and Anco 41-02 arms. Any and every where online.....as good as they get.

Bicounty, I did the same as you.....those really are flimsy.

You will not be disappointed in the Anco, I promise you.


Mike

1951 3100 5 window
Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1317815 Mon Jul 15 2019 07:52 PM
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truckernix Offline
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I found the new arms had too much tension for the vacuum motor to operate.


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Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1317908 Tue Jul 16 2019 11:13 AM
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Bicounty Offline OP
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I put the old Trico arms and blades back on. They are just like the Anco blades. The vacuum motor gets a half a revolution and stops even when I spray it with water. Working wipers are for sissy's anyway. Actually who am I kidding, I’ll never drive this thing is the rain anyway. Thanks for the Anco tip.

Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1317914 Tue Jul 16 2019 12:21 PM
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Phak1 Offline
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Ficken Wiper Service (https://rebuildingtricowipers.com), aka “Wiperman”, is just down the road from you in West Babylon. I just had my motor done and it’s real strong. I payed $135 shipped with a 1 week turnaround. A dry windshield won’t stop it! Highly recommended!

Last edited by Phak1; Tue Jul 16 2019 12:49 PM.

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Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1317919 Tue Jul 16 2019 01:14 PM
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tclederman Offline
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Excellent advice, Phak1

Lubricating and/or "oiling" does not always solve the problem.
And, often lubricant was was put in the wrong hole/holes.

Taking the vacuum wiper apart and cleaning out dried lubricant does not always solve the problem,

Sometimes seals are bad.
Unfortunately, rebuild kits are not available.

Wiperman sends back to you an almost good-as-new wiper motor.


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
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- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1318682 Sun Jul 21 2019 07:55 PM
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Bicounty Offline OP
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I have the wiper motor connected to the vac I on the fuel pump. How much vacuum should I have? I’m only getting 5-6 inches of vac. Is that enough?

Re: Wiper arms 1950 1/2 T [Re: Bicounty] #1319445 Sat Jul 27 2019 03:13 PM
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cmayna Offline
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If the new wiper arms have too much tension against the glass, consider installing a softer spring or trim the current spring down.


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